RiverQuest delivers marine hybrid vessel
Explorer, RiverQuest’s newly constructed 90 foot, 150-passenger
hybrid boat left Bayou La Batre, Alabama on August 3
and arrived into the Pittsburgh Pool of the Ohio River
on August 13 after a 1,600 mile journey through nine
Explorer is a state-of-the-art education and research
vessel that is designed to serve students and the public
in the Pittsburgh region with transformative on board
programs. The Explorer will be docked at their home port
to begin a month of intensive preparation to take their
first passengers onboard in the coming months after local
United States Coast Guard inspections are completed.
Explorer is a global benchmark for greening the boating
industry with one of the first commercial marine hybrid
propulsion systems on earth.
Explorer, also one of the world’s first green-engineered
floating classrooms, marks a new era in marine design
for environmental sustainability. RiverQuest instructors
will teach about the multi-disciplinary subject through
the wide variety of programs that the organization offers.