Waterbus builds and operates catamaran ferries for safe and affordable transport of passengers and their goods.

Waterbus

Waterbus builds and operates catamaran ferries for safe and affordable transport of passengers and their goods.

 

Sector: Transportation

In portfolio since: 2014

Location: Kenya

Waterbus has developed a catamaran type ferry that is a uniquely cost competitive, safe and also a faster solution for its target market while it is able to keep the ticket prices competitive. It does not require jetties or permanent landing infrastructure since it can land directly on the beaches. People from the island communities are currently forced to rely on unsafe traditional wooden canoes as their only source of transport.

This initiative has significant societal impact, as it provides an affordable service that is a safe and faster alternative to the current modes of transport on the target routes, reduces isolation and leads to increased economic development on the islands. The majority of customers are the island residents, who are rural low-income people who usually generate their income as subsistence farmers, artisanal fishermen and small traders.

 

Number of passengers with access to safe ferry transport

THE NETHERLANDS

De Nijensteen
IJsseldijk 1
8194 LA Veessen

 

KENYA

1st Floor, ABC Place
Entrance next to Restaurant Seven
Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi

 

TANZANIA

1st Floor, Kilwa House
369 Toure Drive, Oysterbay
Dar es Salaam

 

Sector: Transportation

In portfolio since: 2014

Location: Kenya

Globology has developed a catamaran type ferry that is a uniquely cost competitive, safe and also a faster solution for its target market while it is able to keep the ticket prices competitive. It does not require jetties or permanent landing infrastructure since it can land directly on the beaches. People from the island communities are currently forced to rely on unsafe traditional wooden canoes as their only source of transport. These traditional boat operators provide a much lesser service compared to what Globology offers and – unfortunately –have built-up a track record of (fatal) accidents during operations.

This initiative has significant societal impact, as it provides an affordable service that is a safe and faster alternative to the current modes of transport on the target routes, reduces isolation and leads to increased economic development on the islands. The majority of customers are the island residents, who are rural low-income people who usually generate their income as subsistence farmers, artisanal fishermen and small traders.

WHERE?

Waterbus