E.Y.E. Marine was the principal designer of the new Denman Island Ferry which entered service in the summer of 2015. This is a ferry which operates on the longest cable ferry route in the world and the ferry at 50 cars requires a length of almost 80 metres. This ferry utilizes a three cable system similar to the requirement for BC Ministry of Transport. A single drive cable is fitted along the centerline along with a guide cable on either side.
This new cable ferry uses less than half the fuel of it’s predecessor, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 480 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually.
Denman Island is one of the Northern Gulf Islands and part of the Comox Valley Regional District of British Columbia, Canada.