Color Hybrid named ship of the year at Nor-Shipping exhibition 

Color Hybrid named ship of the year at Nor-Shipping exhibition 
PHOTO CREDIT: Cruise Ship Portal

The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, was on Tuesday named the Ship of the Year 2019 at the Nor-Shipping exhibition.

The MS Color Hybrid is a cruise ferry owned and to be operated by Color Line on their route between Sandefjord in Norway and Strömstad in Sweden. She is the largest plug-in diesel/battery hybrid vessel in the world and is scheduled to enter service in mid-2019.

The award was received by the CEO of Ulstein Group, Gunvor Ulstein, from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

The vessel is currently undergoing outfitting works at Ulstein Verft. Designed by Fosen Yard, the vessel will be put to service between Sandefjord, Norway and Strömstad, Sweden this summer.

With a battery package of 4.7 MWh, the Color Hybrid is capable of travelling 12 nautical miles only on battery power, charged with shore power in Sandefjord.

Measuring 160 meters in length and 27.1 meters in the beam, the vessel can carry 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.

The ‘Ship of the Year’ is awarded annually by the maritime magazine Skipsrevyen. 

Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to as the source.