In Waters New

The section of the site devoted to looking at what happened to the vessels which have moved on to waters new.

  • SUPERSTAR EXPRESS P&O Irish Sea.

    Superstar Express | Former P&O Irish Sea Catamaran

    TWENTY years on from her introduction we take a look at P&O Irish Sea's former Larne to Cairnryan/Troon catamaran 'Superstar Express'.

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  • STENA LAGAN arrives in Belfast after another daytime crossing from Birkenhead, 25.07.18. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

    Stena Lagan | Stena Line

    Find out about Stena Line's Stena Lagan including her facilities, history, and technical data.

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  • FINBO CARGO seen fresh from her 2020 refit when she was upgraded to Ice Class 1a. Eckero Line.

    Finbo Cargo (Previously P&O Ferries’ European Endeavour) | Eckerö Line

    European Endeavour was a P&O Ferries Ro-Pax ferry which has operated on the Dublin to Liverpool route from May 2011 until April 2019. This profile contains details of her history, technical information, and photos.

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  • Stena Nordica swings of the berth at Belfast VT4N as she starts another crossing to Cairnryan. She was covering for STENA SUPERFAST VIII which was in Belfast Dry Dock for routine maintenance. March 9th 2019. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

    Stena Nordica | Stena Line

    STENA NORDICA is a Stena Line passenger and vehicle Ro-Pax ferry. This article contains details of her history, technical data, and photographs (inside and out). STENA NORDICA normally operates in the Baltic Sea. She was previously P&O's EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR and DFDS's MALO SEAWAYS.

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  • STENA FORERUNNER seen arriving at VT1 from anchor on her first day of service 27.08.18. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    Stena Forerunner | Stena Line

    STENA FORERUNNER is a large RoRo freight ferry built for Stena RoRo in China. This page includes details such as her history, technical data, and a photo gallery.

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  • GNV ALLEGRA. Grandi Navi Veloci

    Oscar Wilde (now GNV Allegra) | Former Irish Ferries Ferry

    Profile of the former Irish Ferries Rosslare to Cherbourg / Roscoff ‘cruiseferry’ Oscar Wilde, now GNV Allegra. Includes tech data, deck layout plan, history, and gallery.

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  • MV Rachlyn in 2009. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

    MV Rachlyn (Vessel Profile)

    Overview MV Rachlyn was acquired at a cost of £50,000* for the Strangford ferry service in 2009 to act as a backup passenger only vessel in the event that the normal car carrying vessels Portaferry II and MV Strangford and were both out of service.  Prior to joining the Strangford service, MV Rachlyn operated as an excursion vessel based in Bangor marketed as “the Bangor Boat” (click here to visit their site).  MV Rachlyn replaced the previous passenger only vessel Isle O’Valla.* according to the answer to a question asked in the NI assembly and in the public record. MV RACHLYN at Strangford in 2009 having been repainted into Strangford Ferry colours. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Technical data  Name…

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  • SNAEFELL captured arriving in Belfast on July 4th 2008. Copyright © Alan Geddes.

    Master Jet (ex Seacat Isle of Man / Snaefell)

    Master Jet Fast Facts Current Name: Master JetPrevious Names: MASTER JET, SEA EXPRESS 1, COLOR SEACAT NORGE, SEACAT BOULOGNE, SARDEGNA EXPRESS, HOVERSPEED FRANCE.Shipyard: InCat Tasmania Pty Ltd., Hobart [AU] #26, IMO Number: 8900012Current Operator: AtlânticolineCurrent Route: Length Overall: Beam: Passenger Capacity: 450Vehicle Capacity: 84 carsTonnage: Sister-ships: N/A The 2nd of Hoverspeed’s 5 74m “Seacat” car carrying catamarans was built by International Catamarans (InCat) in Australia and launched as Hoverspeed France on April 28th 1990.  Despite being hull number 26, she was launched some months before hull 23 (Seacat Tasmania), but 3 months after hull 25 (Hoverspeed Great Britain).   All 5 of these “SeaCat” vessels where built to the same “Mark 1” design and specification, with a further 4 built afterwards for other operators to…

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  • STENA SUPERFAST X leaves Dublin Port for Holyhead, 08.02.18. Copyright © Robbie Cox.

    Stena Superfast X | Stena Line

    Your guide to Stena Line's STENA SUPERFAST X. Includes historical overview, technical data, photographs, and deck plan.

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  • Hoverspeed Great Britain pictured crossing the Dover Strait.

    HIGH SPEED JET (ex Hoverspeed Great Britain, InCat 025)

    Hoverspeed Great Britain was the first of Hoverspeeds 74m long car-carrying catamarans, dubbed "SeaCat"'s. Find out more here.

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  • STENA NAVIGATOR arriving in Belfast from Stranraer, 03.06.2010. Copyright © Alan Geddes.

    POETA LÓPEZ ANGLADA (ex Stena Navigator)

    Profile of the Baleària ferry POETA LÓPEZ ANGLADA, the former STENA NAVIGATOR. Includes an overview of her history, technical data, deck plans, and photographs.

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  • Canna. Courtesy of the Department for Infrastructure (DFI).

    Vessel Profile: MV CANNA

    Canna Introduction CANNA was the 7th of 8 island class vehicle and passenger ferries built to operate lifeline services to the Hebrides for Caledonian MacBrayne.  The island class design was by Burness Corlett, and based on that of a military landing craft.  The vessels are notable for lowering their ramps whilst still approaching the slipway.  This is to avoid grounding the shallow-draughted vessel and is possible due to the 2-stage folding action of the ramp itself.  When the ramp is deployed only the rearmost section lowers until it contacts the slipway.  The front section of the ramp then unfolds allowing vehicles and passengers to disembark. CANNA awaits loading at Ballycastle during May 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey. Prior to entering…

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