World’s fastest car ferry powered by twin Boeing 747 jet engines

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Ship technology isn’t exactly the most fascinating thing to keep track of, but once you roll a couple of modified Boeing 747 commercial aircraft engines into the mix things start to get interesting. Incat, who has been in the high-speed ferry game since the mid 70s has been working away at this vessel for a while now, and recently confirmed a top-speed run of just over 107km/h with a load capacity of 150 cars on board.

We on the west coast know a thing or 2 about fast ferries after the Fastcat scandal took place in BC in the late 90’s and left the province out of pocket a solid $ 450 million, so when this story surfaced of a new record-breaking vessel it was hard not to cringe at the costs involved in building this behemoth. What’s most interesting is that Incat was also the hull designer on the British Columbia project. That being said, we don’t doubt that the folks commuting between Argentina and Uruguay are in for quite a ride.

Click past the jump to see the Incat high-speed ferry in action.

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