The new high-speed ferry will serve the roads of the Balearic Islands
Spanish ferry company Trasmapi has purchased a third fast ferry, which will carry up to 900 passengers and 200 cars between the Balearic Islands in Spain.
Built by Incat Tasmania in Hobart, Australia, the 86-meter-long catamaran has two passenger decks and four Ruston RK270 engines, allowing it to operate at a top speed of over 40 knots. The vessel was purchased from UK operator Condor Ferries, where it had sailed as Condor Rapide and provided high speed services between the Channel Islands, France and the UK for over a decade .
Trasmapi will also take delivery of two other fast ferries – HSC Fairweather and HSC Chenega – both of which are currently being transported from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Ibiza, Spain, aboard a heavy transport vessel named Red Zed 1.
“There is nothing better than to face new times by developing our business plan while awaiting the gradual recovery of the sector, with new business opportunities”, said Rafael Cardona, Managing Director of Trasmapi. “That’s why we strive to continually improve services to our customers, with new additions to our fleet. ”