August 6, 2020

Contract Signed for a New Ferry for Isle Of Man Steam Packet Company

A new purpose-built vessel for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will be constructed in South Korea.

The contract was signed on July 31, with shipbuilders Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), based in Ulsan.

The new vessel is expected to commence service in Spring 2023.

Contractual delivery: 30 November 2022.

Price tag: EUR 76.8 million

Actual fleet:

The new vessel will replace the BEN-MY-CHREE, which will then be used as a back-up vessel.