Kerkyra Seaways is also the buyer of the Norwegian double-ended ferry HARDINGEN from Boreal Sjø.
The ship has been laid up at the port of Sandnes since April 2023 and was sold along with her sister-ship MØYSALEN to the ferry operator in Corfu, who plans to replace her previous vessel HERMES – which was recently sold to the Croatian Jadrolinija – with two new vessels.
HARDINGEN is expected to be delivered in January 2024.
Both ships will undergo conversion at the Perama repair zone and are expected to enter service on the Igoumenitsa-Corfu route in the summer of 2024.
HARDINGEN has been renamed HARTINGE and now flies the flag of St. Vincent, while MØYSALEN will be renamed HERMES after her predecessor.
She was originally built in Norway in 1993 (Slipen Mekaniske Verksted AS) and has a capacity for 399 passengers and 104 cars or 10 trucks.