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

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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.

Intermarine officially announced a new order from SNAV for one highspeed ferry

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Italian Marinvest (a company of the MSC Group) and Naples-based ferry firm SNAV officially announced the signing of an order with Intermarine shipyard for a new hybrid monohull highspeed craft to be delivered in 2024. It will be deployed on the routes in the Gulf of Naples.

Technical details:

58.2m length | 11.5m beam | 738 pax and 12 crew members | 34 knots maximum speed

A project by Intermarine’s Messina research centre