Auckland Transport has opened the shed for a look at the electric ferries it's having built.
Just last week AT announced the end of several inner city routes, because operator Fullers360 says it doesn't have the crew to staff them.
From the first of October, Fullers will no longer operate the Birkenhead, Te Onewa Northcote Point, and Bayswater routes.
AT is scrambling now to find a new operator.
In the meantime it hopes its new boats will bring a sea change for ferry commuters. Reporter Finn Blackwell and camera operator Marika Khabazi have this story.