Virtu Ferries buys a new high-speed ferry for Gozo

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Virtu Ferries announced the purchase of a new High-Speed Ferry for the Mgarr, Gozo to Valletta, Malta route.

This €7 Million investment indicates Virtu’s commitment to the Gozo route.

The HSC GOZO EXPRESS, will be registered under the Malta flag and was designed by lncat Crowther.

HSC GOZO EXPRESS has an overall length of 42.2 meters, with a carrying capacity of 322 passengers, in airconditioned lounges on two decks and outside seating for 40 passengers on the upper deck.

She is powered by four MTU 12V2000 M72 engines and four Rolls Royce water jets and is capable of a maximum speed of more than 38 knots, and a service speed of 35 knots.

She successfully completed sea trials in December 2021 and is expected to be delivered to Virtu Ferries by mid-March 2022.

HSC GOZO EXPRESS will replace the SES SAN PAWL and will operate alongside the SES SAN FRANGISK.

SAN PAWL will be redeployed on the company’s Venice to Croatia route under the banner of Venezia Lines.

A New High-Speed Ferry Link between Sardinia and Corsica

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The Naples-based ferry company Navigazione Libera del Golfo, controlled by the Aponte family and run by Maurizio Aponte as a CEO, is opening a new high-speed ferry line linking the ports of Santa Teresa di Gallura in Sardinia and Bonifacio in Corsica.

On the same routes both Blu Navy and Moby are already active but with ro-pax vessels.

The deployed catamaran is the PONZA JET which can accommodate 350 passengers (no cars) and will cover the distance between Santa Teresa and Bonifacio in 15 minutes, much less than the car ferry service offered by the competitors which takes at least 50 minutes.

The new high-speed ferry link is expected to run until mid-September.