Highspeed Foot Passenger Ferry Services

The YVRCLIPPER is a project owned by Holland Canada Line (HCL) of Vancouver BC.

The project is
to establish FEASIBILITY, standards, guidelines & investors, including operators for a high-speed foot passenger ferry service between Vancouver and Selected Ports on the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and Vancouver Island.

HCL’s Experience & Resources such as viability (route) studies, operational & certification requirements, vessel choices, and legal & diplomatic representation - are compounded and submitted to Interested Investors or Existing Operators, Port Authorities & Transport Canada.


Assist & Guide Operators & Investors with the Compliancies & Requirements of:
-Transport Canada
-Port Authorities, and
-Communities & Municipalities


YVRCLIPPER project IS FEASIBLE and its Success Depends, in part, on the following Point System. Following these points is crucial to its sustainable feasibility:
01. Choice of Vessel for given Routes. That is - the appropriate vessel selection for a chosen route system.

02. Vessels & Operations to be equipped with items as outlined under THE FLEET “Standards”.

03. Vessel Cost per Seat Mile & Fuel Burn/HP Per Mile to fall within our Data Projections.

04. (Commuter) Schedules to connect with local Transit Systems.

05. Not more then One Flag-Stop an any given route.

06. A Contingency Plan in the event sailings are cancelled - i.e. to ‘guarantee’ commuters to destination.

07. Cost of Tickets to be better or competitive to BC Ferries (taking into account Total Travel Time).

08. Work WITH existing competitors / operators on routes YVRCLIPPER also deem viable.

09. Learn from previous attempts.

10. Implement Policies & Procedures to gain the confidence of the Traveller - i.e. Listen!

11. Implement a Maintenance Program including a spare parts inventory and delivery system.

12. Implement a rigorous Crew Training Program including Initial Training AND Bi-Annual Recurrent Training.

13. Establish a sound communication link with Transport Canada.

14. Construct an honest Marketing & Advertising system.

15. Prohibit ‘under cutting’ fares and charter rates.


YVRCLIPPER’s provision to the Operator or Investors includes:
Data & Viability Models for Vessels we feel will be prudent to success - from startup costs to full operations.

Negotiator & Representative. More in the About “HCL” section.

Assessments, Survey’s & Certification.

Operational & Management Policies & Procedures.

Cost Analysis.

Marketing & Advertising Strategies.

Vessel & Operational data modules for intended routes.

Potential Investment.