Mid-April Amherst Islander II went out for her maiden voyage. The Road Ferry set sail from the Romanian yard in Galati to the Black Sea, to perform her sea trials.
The first day of trials started with rough weather, entering the sea channel was with that directly a proper test for the vessel, and the 35 persons on board..
During trials her hybrid heart showed its great value...due to the absence of the shore charging facilities, which will be available in Canada, the generators on board were used to recharge her batteries.
Tests were mostly performed on battery power only, sailing away very silently across the Black Sea. However, both hybrid and diesel modes were extensively tested and with success!
Amherst Islander II is now being prepared for delivery and waiting for Wolfe Islander IV to be ready.
Both vessel will be transported at the same time to their final destination, the province of Ontario.