Corsica Ferries has been successfully shopping in Finland. Pierre Mattei, CEO, announced on his LinkedIn account that the company acquired MEGA REGINA, a classic Baltic ferry from Viking Line.
Viking Line confirmed MARIELLA (1985) was sold for EUR 19.6 million.
The vessel’s book value as of 31 March 2021 was EUR 5.7 million.
The sale is carried out as a bareboat hire / purchase arrangement.
Corsica Ferries has seen an increase in demand for overnight travel. With its 2500 pax / 840 cabins this vessel is a quintessential opportunity.
The vessel will arrive in Savona end of May and will start to sail end of June.
Pierre Mattei insists on the fact that the vessel is equipped with a shore power connection facility and an exhaust gas cleaning system. He says this vessel will have the lowest fuel consumption per passenger, in the large Corsica Ferries fleet. (context: since many years ferries have been blamed for air pollution, both in Corsica and on the French continent).