Water taxi

The design is the result of a design competition in 2001, facilitated by Hotel New York Hotel New York and won by Huibert Groenendijk.

The boats are intensely used during 18 hours a day, seven days a week!  The average water-taxi ride takes about 5 minutes. Fast embarking and high speed are necessary to outrun normal taxi car ride in order to make the business profitable.

The Rotterdam water-taxi has become the second icon of the city, next to the Erasmus bridge.

The styling refers to New York car taxis.
The 360┬║ view in the taxi is spectacular and gives the feel of a mini cruise holiday.
As a matter of fact the boats are a mix between an efficient transport system and the relaxing atmosphere of the Hotel NY building and its era.

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