Isles of Scilly newbuild contract signed

By 26 January 20242024 Newsletter week 04
January 26, 2024

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group (ISSG), has signed contracts with Brittany-based shipbuilder Piriou, for two new ships that will be delivered in 2026. Financed by Lombard, construction will begin in spring 2024.

The vessels ordered for the Penzance to St Mary’s service are a 600-seat passenger vessel, SCILLONIAN IV and a freight vessel. The new passenger ship will provide improved comfort, reliability and speed, whilst the new freight vessel will significantly improve cargo capacity.

The vessels will replace the 1977-built SCILLONIAN III and freighter GRY MARITHA from 1981.

Photo: Isles of Scilly Steamship Group