Alcatraz Flyer

40-70 m

1000-1500 kWh

The Alcatraz Cruises Hybrid Ferry Fleet has redefined the profile of vessels on San Francisco Bay. As the nation’s first hybrid passenger ferry service, the fleet’s mission is far more important than its appearance. Alcatraz Flyer can operate on propulsion batteries alone for over an hour, providing a silent cruise around San Francisco Bay and leading the way in environmentally-friendly vessels and reduction in carbon footprint.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name Alcatraz Flyer
Owner Alcatraz Cruises
Operator LLC
Integrator American Traction Systems / Marine Interface
Segment Cruise and Ferry
Sub-segment Ferry
Vessel type Passenger and Commuter Vessel
ESS capacity 1446 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca Energy
Delivery year 2020
Ship yard Bay Ship & Yacht
Newbuild/Retrofit Retrofit
Vessel size 40 m x 10 m
Passenger capacity 700
Area of Operation San Francisco Bay
Sailing route Alcatraz and Angel Island
Ship system Hybrid
Bus Voltage 560-800 VDC
Class USCG
Flag state USA

Estimated annual savings

0 %

diesel/year saved

0 %

CO2 emission reduction

Battery operation

Load Levelling

Peak Shaving

Spinning Reserve

Zero Emissions Operations