Andrew Barr is letting us know about the launch of Lake Burley Griffin Cruises electric boat:
Today I was pleased to help launch Lake Burley Griffin Cruises’ newly converted electric Gull vessel.
During winter, Lake Burley Griffin Cruises, owned by long-time locals Jim and Virginia Paterson, converted their 30 passenger vessel Gull, to electric propulsion.
The vessel is powered by ActewAGL’s Green Choice energy to align with the owners’ low carbon footprint business philosophy.
It’s fantastic to see a small tourism operator investing in their business to not only enhance the experience for visitors to the nation’s capital but also to make their business operation more environmentally friendly.
The Patersons are no strangers to electric power, with their other vessel, the Cygnet, the first all electric commercial vessel to operate on Lake Burley Griffin when they began their service in 2003.