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Fraser Foote

Fraser Foote has built over forty vessels of varying types and sizes as a composite builder, project manager and owner of Northland Contract Boat Builders Ltd. He has extensive experience in all aspects of composite construction, boat repairs, refits and insurance work, and has worked under contract to the BMW Oracle America’s Cup Team.


Launched: the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully electric high-performance passenger ferry

East By West and partners will share insights into this exciting milestone in the delivery of zero emission marine transportation solutions. Built by WEBB in New Zealand, this 19m 20-knot energy-efficient all-electric catamaran carries up to 135 passengers on the East By West Queen’s Wharf to Days Bay route across Wellington Harbour in New Zealand. She is capable of an ultra-fast charging time of 15 minutes and a 25km return distance between charges, with significantly lower operating and maintenance costs, improved passenger experience and a higher residual value than standard diesel ferries of the same size and speed.