Sefine shipyard launched NEREA, first ropax for Siremar

By 13 October 20222022 Newsletter week 41
October 13, 2022

Turkish shipbuilder Sefine launched NEREA, the new ferry ordered by Siremar (company part of Caronte & Tourist group) in Q1, 2021.

This new 8,300 GT ropax, entirely financed by Caronte & Tourist, is part of a wider fleet renovation plan. Another sister ship of the ELIO series has been commissioned for the Strait of Messina and further two to three vessels are likely to be ordered in the near future for the shortsea routes to Sicily.

NEREA is being built according to a design from Naos Design and will be ready for delivery before the next summer season.

Dimensions: 110m long, 20m wide, 800 passengers, 420 lane metres

Route: port of Milazzo – Aeolian Islands

Propulsion: Dual-fuel LNG hybrid