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Onorato Armatori officially signed the final agreement with the Chinese yard GSI for building two new ro-pax ferries which are set to be deployed from the summer 2022 on the Livorno – Olbia routes. The keel laying of the first ferry is planned for June 2020.

The technical details of the new units are: an overall length of 237m, width of 32m and a gross tonnage of 69,500.
Lane metre capacity will be 3,800.

The ferry will be able to transport 2,500 passengers (in 550 cabins) and 1,300 cars.

“The ferries will be LNG-ready and fitted with the latest technologies for energy optimisation,” says the press release from Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech.

The engines with a power of 10.8 megawatts will guarantee a particularly low fuel consumption and eco-friendly 23.5 knots with peaks close to 25 knots.

Achille Onorato, Ceo of Moby Group, said: “We might confirm the option for another couple of ships with the same characteristics”.

Ferry Shipping News recently revealed that both those newbuildings will be delivered to Fratelli Onorato Armatori trough a sale & lease back contract with China’s ICBC Leasing and then sub-chartered to Moby – Tirrenia Cin.


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MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO Officially Presented In Genoa By Onorato Armatori

15 May, in the port of Genoa, Onorato Armatori publicly presented the new ro-ro ship MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO built by Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft and long-term chartered (8 years) from the owner Siem.
The vessel is set to be deployed by Tirrenia on the Genoa – Livorno – Catania – Malta rotation.
This is the sixth ro-ro ship that FSG has delivered to Siem and is identical in construction to the sister ship ALF POLLAK, also taken in bare boat charter by Onorato Armatori and then sub-chartered to DFDS.

Fitted with scrubbers, those sister ships are among the newest and most modern ferries currently deployed in the Mediterranean area, accommodating up to 310 semi-trailers and has a capacity of 4,076 lane metres.

Onorato Armatori is negotiating with Siem the charter also of a third sister ships, named LEEVSTEN today, successfully launched and due to be delivered by the German shipyard in September 2019.

Sale And Lease Back For The First Two Ferries Ordered By Onorato Armatori At GSI In China

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According to what is reported by Moby in its last financial report, F.lli Onorato Armatori Srl, the company established in 2017 and equally shared by Achille and Alessandro Onorato (sons of Moby’s chairman Vincenzo), in 2018 signed “a sales agreement and simultaneous charter of the new vessels with a foreign financier”.

The units in question are the “new ships with delivery scheduled in 2021 and 2022” due to be built in China by GSI Shipyard. The financial counterpart is likely to be one of the following: ICBC Leasing, BoComm Leasing or China Merchants.

The order for 4 (+ 2 + 2 options) newbuildings was signed at the same time in February 2018 by Onorato Armatori and MSC Group (for Grandi Navi Veloci) and regards ro-pax ferries designed by OSK-Shiptech wih 2,500 passenger and 3,765 lane meter capacity. Also, MSC is believed to adopt the same financing scheme for the new order. (Nicola Capuzzo)