A REPLACEMENT WITH STAYING POWER.
When Washington’s Skagit County hired Glosten to design a new ferry to replace the 40-year-old M/V Guemes, they made sustainability a priority. The new Guemes Island ferry features a battery-electric propulsion system that significantly reduces emissions and operational costs.
Residents and visitors rely on the M/V Guemes as the only means of getting to and from Guemes Island. A suitable replacement is needed to serve Skagit County for another four decades or more and meet whatever challenges might face a small vessel operator in that time. Glosten was engaged to help the County plan accordingly by comparing propulsion options, estimating capacity, and assessing costs while balancing the interests of local stakeholders.