Gotlandsbolaget to dispose of fast ferry

By 24 February 20232023 Newsletter week 8
February 24, 2023

Gotlandsbolaget has announced that they will sell or charter the high-speed monohull GOTLANDIA II.

Gotlandsbolaget subsidiary Destination Gotland has returned the vessel to the parent company following a decision not to offer a seasonal service to Västervik.  The company’s Visby services will be maintained by the modern fast ro-paxes VISBY, GOTLAND and DROTTEN.

GOTLANDIA II was built by Fincantieri in 2006 and can carry 900 passengers and 160 cars.

The company also owns the ro-pax VISBORG, currently on charter to DFDS, and another high-speed monohull, GOTLANDIA.  It is understood that the company is also in the process of disposing of the latter fast craft, dating from 1999.

Gotlandsbolaget has an ongoing research project, named Horizon, to introduce climate neutral vessels, including a hydrogen powered catamaran.

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