The Port of Barcelona was the chosen space to open the largest ecological passenger catamaran in Europe, named ECOSAIL BARCELONA. The event, which took place on 31.01.2019 at 12:00h, was attended, among others, by Ms. Marta Subirà, secretary of the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability; Ms. Mercè Conesa, President of the Port Authority of Barcelona; Mr. Javier Valencia, seafarer of Barcelona of the General Directorate of the Spanish Merchant Navy and local authorities of the city council and the tourism agencies of the city.
The ECOSAIL catamaran, built at the Dalmau shipyard in Arenys de Mar, is owned by the Barcelona Naval Tours company. It is a hybrid boat and represents an innovation in terms of ecology and conservation of the environment. The mixture of electric and diesel engines, along with its 20 meter sailing, make this catamaran a revolution in the navigation sector. In accordance with the principles and values that the shipowner has, and in the words of the manager of Barcelona Naval Tours Glòria Dalmau: “I hope the ECOSAIL is in line with what the port wants as an image of Barcelona to serve as a reference in sustainability for other European cities, “he explained, referring to ecological vessels that contribute to the good image and conservation of the port of Barcelona. On the other hand, the maximum authority of the Port of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, has expressed that: “A bet like Barcelona Naval Tours is an absolutely interesting and cutting-edge bet since we as a port have great challenges to face among them , the quality of the air we breathe “.
Recall that the Barcelona Naval Tours company is a company that is fully aware of the conservation of the environment and that is why it already has in its fleet and for years the ECOSLIM catamaran, totally ecological, that works with electric batteries, photovoltaic panels and wind turbines .