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24-04-2013 : HYDROGEN POWERED PASSENGER BOAT IN BRISTOL HARBOUR

A hydrogen-powered passenger boat has just begun operating in Bristol's harbour, it was commissioned for the city council's Green Capital initiative and will operate 45 minute trips between the Arnolfini and the SS Great Britain.

Keith Dunstan, director of Bristol Hydrogen Boats, says the vessel is the UK's first hydrogen fuel-celled boat.

The vessel, which cost £225,000 produces no emissions and is starting a six-month trial in the city docks.

It was designed and built by Bristol Hydrogen Boats, a consortium of local ferry operators and Auriga Energy Ltd.

Canal Boat Holiday guests cruising the Kennet And Avon Canal in Bristol can moor up and take a ride on the new hydrogen-powered passenger boat.

Book your Canal Boat Holiday from Hilperton and cruise on the beautiful Kennet And Avon Canal to Bristol Harbour.

Over the past two decades Bristols vast Floating Harbour docklands area has developed into one of the country's most exciting leisure and entertainment centres.

Few people know just how much of a history Bristol has with Pirates and in fact Bristol was the home to one of the most feared of them all Blackbeard.

Take the Pirate Walk and discover Bristols turbulent history and visit the haunts of the pirates and swashbucklers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Built and launched in Bristol in 1843 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s the SS Great Britain was the worlds first ocean going, propeller driven iron ship.

She is moored now in a glass sea where visitors can experience what life was like for her Victorian passengers and crew.

Bristol Harbour also contains some wonderful cafes, shops and restaurants .

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