Fast ferry MARGARITA SALAS to be launched in autumn

July 7, 2023

The Armon shipyard in Gijón has already built 90% of the aluminium structure for the Margarita Salas, Baleària’s second dual-engined fast ferry for passengers and cargo. The ship is scheduled to be launched this autumn and to come into operation next spring on the Barcelona-Ciutadella-Alcúdia route.

This new ship will have the same characteristics as its twin, the ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (123 metres long, 28 metres wide and the capacity to transport 1,200 passengers and 400 vehicles), but it will have a second deck with a lounge seating area at the bow and will double the surface area of the stern terrace with an outdoor bar service.

In addition, MARGARITA SALAS will be 10% more powerful than its sister ship, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.