Refit of ACTV’s MARCO POLO 1 ferry awarded to S&Y

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The process of renewing the fleet for the local public maritime transport company in the city of Venice is ongoing. AVM (Azienda Veneziana della Mobilità), having secured several contracts through successful tenders, including one for the construction of two double-ended ferries, has now awarded a refurbishment contract for the MARCO POLO 1.

This small ferry, originally built in 1983 by the local De Poli shipyard, will undergo renovation work valued at over EUR 4.2 million, awarded to S&Y Srl.

Notably, other companies such as Siman, Cantieri del Mediterraneo Spa, and the Croatian firm Viktor Lenac were also invited to participate in this restricted procedure initiated by Avm, the parent company of Actv (Venice Transport Consortium Company) shipping line.

The refurbishment of the MARCO POLO 1 is part of a broader investment plan aimed at modernizing the fleet of vessels used for local public transport in the Venice lagoon.

Approximately EUR 155 million, sourced from the Veneto Region, will fund the construction of 32 new ships, the development of several pontoons, and the refurbishment of 37 existing vessels.

Tender launched for refitting aged Italian ferry

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Local public ferry company Actv, on behalf of the Veneto Region, has launched a public tender for the refit of the MARCO POLO 1, a ferry built in 1983 by the De Poli shipyard in Venice.

The tender price is EUR 4.217 million and bids must be submitted by interested parties by 14 April.

The renovation of the MARCO POLO 1 is part of a broader investment plan for the fleet dedicated to local public transport in the Veneto Region.  The funding is approximately EUR 154.492 million and includes projects to build 32 new ships and several pontoons, as well as the refitting of 37 vessels.

Photo: Actv