Spirit of Britain from P&O Ferries to Irish Ferries

May 17, 2024

Irish Ferries signs a bareboat charter agreement including a purchase obligation with DP World France SAS for the P&O Ferries unit Spirit of Britain.

The RoPax is available for immediate delivery and is expected to enter service with Irish Ferries during June.

The Spirit of Britain will still be used on the Dover – Calais route.  The ship has been acquired for a total consideration of €89.4 million settled through a combination of a two-year bareboat charter set at €20,000 per day and a purchase obligation for €74.8 million at the end of the charter.

The acquisition of the vessel will allow Irish Ferries to move one of the three existing ships on Dover – Calais to replace a chartered vessel (Norbay) currently operating on the Rosslare – Pembroke route.

Source: Irish Ferries