Color Hybrid: Painted by Jotun

Color Line’s new passenger ship Color Hybrid is the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship. Four times a day, this elegant ship sails past Jotun’s head office in Sandefjord, Norway. Jotun is proud to be the paint supplier to Color Hybrid.

Color Hybrid

Photo credit: David Jin

In August 2019, the ferry embarked on its maiden voyage from Sandefjord, Norway to Strömstad, Sweden. With a capacity of 500 cars and 2000 passengers, Color Hybrid serves the route between Sandefjord and Strömstad twice daily.

New, green solutions ensure reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and noise. For example, large battery packs enable Color Hybrid to sail parts of the journey on battery power only. The batteries are recharged via a power cable with green electricity from shore facilities in Sandefjord and can also be recharged on board by the ship's generators.

Jotun has supplied all paint for the ship, which includes products such as Jotacote Universal and Hardtop XP.

“Ship of the Year”
Color Hybrid was named “Ship of the Year” during the Nor-Shipping Exhibition in June 2019. The award emphasized that “Color Hybrid paves the way for a new era in the ro-pax segment with technical solutions that go far towards a green shift in the industry”.

Jotun is continuously working to develop and adapt products to meet new, greener standards and be more environmentally friendly, and is proud to be chosen for a green project like Color Hybrid.