Seajets SPORADES STAR reassigned on the Inter-Cyclades service

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On August 7, 2023, Seajets’ SPORADES STAR (ex-ST ELOI) replaced the HSC SUPERRUNNER JET on the Inter-Cyclades service.

The ship’s first sailing was from the Port of Lavrion to Kythnos – Kea and Syros.

Then she will perform, until August 26, 2023, the Syros – Tinos – Andros, Syros – Paros – Serifos – Sifnos – Kimolos – Milos and Syros – Paros – Naxos – Ios – Sikinos – Folegandros – Kimolos – Milos.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Seajets purchased Trasmapi’s HSC INCAT 045

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According to the latest information, Seajets is the buyer of the Trasmapi’s HSC INCAT 045. The ship was purchased from the Spanish ferry operator in July 2021 with purpose to be introduced on the Algeciras – Tanger line. However, despite of her refurbishment, she remained inactive.

INCAT 045 will be the 18th High-Speed Craft in the Seajets fleet.

She will be delivered to her Greek owners within the next few days at Vigo.

The ship was built in Australia (Incat, Tasmania) in 1997 and she is a sister ship of HSC CHAMPION JET 1 and 2.


Gotlandia delivered to Seajets

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On 8 March Seajets took delivery of the HSC GOTLANDIA from Destination Gotland/Gotlandsbolaget at the port of Visby.

Purchased last week, she has been renamed SUPERRUNER JET 2 under the Cyprus flag.

The ferry will depart for Greece within the next few days. It seems likely that she begin her Hellenic Coastal Shipping career in 2024

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Non-profit foundation in memory of Seajets Founder

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Marios Iliopoulos, owner of Seajets, has announced the launch of the “Iliopoulos Foundation” to honour the memory of his late father, Takis Iliopoulos.  The shipping magnate passed away last year.

The non-profit foundation will support the needs of the islands that Seajets serves in the areas of health, education, sports-culture and the environment.

The Iliopoulos Foundation, which is expected to open within the year, will operate under the initial capital of EUR 2 million and will firstly focus on the health sector.  Needs have already been identified such as the lack of an ambulance on Andros and reinforcing the artificial kidney unit on Naxos.

Waste management, promoting green energy and supporting the winter economy on islands are amongst the initiatives the fund will tackle in due course.

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Seajet’s new acquisition HSC SPEED JET is on her way to Greece

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The latest acquisition of Seajets, HSC SPEED JET is currently on her way to Greece under tow by tug DUKE II.

The ship was purchased in November 2021 from Latin America (Venezuela) and she is a sister ship of HSC POWER JET. She was built in 1996 by Austal and served on behalf of Scandlines (1996-2002 as FELIX), SNAV (2002-2015 as CROAZIA JET) and Golden Sun Petroleum SA. She is 83m long and her carrying capacity is for 650 passengers and 156 cars. Speed was maximum 40 knots.

HSC SPEED JET will be the 19th high-speed vessel that joins the Seajets’ fleet