Yard Number:

Cantiere Navale di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada [IT] #214

IMO:

9332559

Stena Horizon 28/02/16 with The Skerries abeam. Copyright © Gordon Hislip.

Stena Horizon 28/02/16 with The Skerries abeam.  Copyright © Gordon Hislip

Also known as:

CELTIC HORIZON, CARTOUR BETA

Overview

STENA HORIZON was launched as CARTOUR BETA as the 14th in the series of 24 Visentini RoPax vessels designed by NAOS design and launched between 1997 and 2011.  She is the 3rd of the more efficient "flex-bow" generation.  She currently operates the route between Rosslare in Ireland and Cherbourg in France for Stena Line, having previously operated the route for Celtic Link ferries before Stena Line took that company over in early 2014. STENA HORIZON is the closest sister ship to STENA LAGAN and STENA MERSEY (although both of these ships have been more thoroughly refurbished than STENA HORIZON, which is not owned by Stena Line or its related companies), and is a direct sister of Caronte and Tourist's CARTOUR GAMMA.  STENA HORIZON is currently on charter to Stena Line, initially as part of a 5 year charter agreed by Celtic Link which commenced in October 2011 which was later renewed.  Like STENA LAGAN and STENA MERSEY, STENA HORIZON operates on a reduced passenger certificate to guarantee passenger comfort (660).

Stena Horizon shortly after her departure from Birkenhead whilst covering for Stena Lagan. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.
Stena Horizon shortly after her departure from Birkenhead whilst covering for Stena Lagan. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.

Title image Stena Horizon 28/02/16 with The Skerries abeam.  Copyright © Gordon Hislip.

Technical Data

 

STENA HORIZON

IMO Number

9332559

Design

NAOS Ship and Boat Design S.R.L, Trieste, Italy

P244

Building Yard

Cantiere Navale di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy

Hull Number

214

Keel Laid

13/12/04

Year Completed

2006

Classification

RINA C ro-ro Passenger ship

Unrestricted Navigation; AUT-UMS Ice Class -1C-

Owner

Levantina Transport S.r.L.

Operator

Stena Line

In service (original)

6/06

Messina - Salerno

In service (Stena Line)

1/4/14

Rosslare - Cherbourg

Call sign

IBPT

Previous names and operators (oldest first)

Cartour Beta (Caronte & Tourist / GNV)

Celtic Horizon (Celtic Link)

Length overall

186m

Breadth molded

25.6m

Draught

6.6m

Gross Tonnage

27,510

Deadweight

7,000

Machinery
  • 2 x MAN B&W 9L 48/60B – 10,800 kW each @ 500 rpm
  • 3 x Diesel generators 1800kW each, plus 2 shaft generators 2200kW
  • 2 x KaMeWa 4.8m diameter CPP type propellers
  • 2 x 1300kW bow thrusters
  • 2 x Fin stabilisers
Power(Max/Pme  @ 75%)

21,600/16,200kW

Operational speed (Max/Normal)

24/16-19 kts

Capacity (max)

972

Capacity (current Stena)

660

Vehicle decks
  • 2244 total lane metres
  • 186 cars
  • Access is via a stern door opening onto deck 3.  A series of ramps allows access to the other decks.
Onboard Facilities in use

 

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Barista coffee shop
  • Shop
  • Cinema
  • Cabins (2 berth, 4 berth, and disabled)
  • Sun deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
Flag

 

Italy (Bari)

Title image: Stena Horizon 28/02/16 with The Skerries abeam.  Copyright © Gordon Hislip.

Photos

Stena Horizon. Stena Line.
Stena Horizon. Stena Line.

 

Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb 2016.
Stena Horizon approaches her berth at Rosslare with her relief vessel, Stena Flavia, already berthed. Copyright © Larry Sheridan 2016.

 

Stena Horizon arriving in Belfast for dry-docking 15/1/16. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.
Stena Horizon arriving in Belfast for dry-docking 15/1/16. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon arriving at Rosslare from Cherbourg. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon shortly after her departure from Birkenhead whilst covering for Stena Lagan. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.
Stena Horizon shortly after her departure from Birkenhead whilst covering for Stena Lagan. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.

 

Stena Horizon and Borgholm Dolphin at Harland and Wolff's Ship Repair Quay, 18/1/17. Stena Horizon relieved Stena Lagan that evening so the latter could go for dry docking. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Horizon and Borgholm Dolphin at Harland and Wolff's Ship Repair Quay, 18/1/17. Stena Horizon relieved Stena Lagan that evening so the latter could go for dry docking. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

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