Second tender for 2+1 highspeed ferries launched by Italy’s RFI

June 23, 2022

Following the previous failed attempt, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana has just launched a new public tender aimed at finding shipyards interested at building a pair of new dual-fual highspeed ferries to be operated by BluJet in the Strait of Massina.

The tender price stands now at EUR 52.19 million for two vessels (i.e EUR 26 million per unit) with an option for a third unit at a price of EUR 22.5 million.

Each ferry will have to be 50 metres long with a passenger capacity of 350.

Expiring date for submitting offers is September 30th and delivery date should be first half of 2026.