SUPERFERRY II will be Delivered to Seajets on October 12

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End of an era for the Belgian-built SUPERFERRY II of Golden Star ferries, which will be delivered to SEAJETS on October 12, following the agreement that was made between the two ferry operators last April.

The 46-years-old ship will leave the port of Rafina after 28 years of service on the Andros-Tinos-Mykonos line.

The former PRINCE LAURENT of RMT served the route initially on behalf of Strintzis Lines and then for Blue Star Ferries and Golden Star Ferries. She will be remembered as the “Legend” of that line.

Seatrials for Seajets’ AQUA STAR

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On August 9, 2021 the former AZORES EXPRESS of Hellenic Med Ferries performed her sea trials under the Seajets ownership. She was purchased at the end of July and renamed AQUA STAR. According to the information she will be probably introduced within the next few days temporarily on the Lavrio – Agios Efstratios – Lemnos – Kavala line.

Gozo Ferries’ High-Speed Crafts Arrived In Valletta

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On May 14, 2021 the two High Speed Crafts of Gozo Fast Ferry arrived as deck cargo in Valletta, coming from Singapore.

  • The 2018-built vessels will be introduced on the Valletta-Gozo line as from 1 June 2021
  • The Incat Crowther 39m ships have a capacity of 300 passengers
  • YOUR FAITH (ex MAJESTIC FAITH)(MarineTraffic)
  • YOUR WISDOM (ex MAJESTIC WISDOM)(MarineTraffic)
  • The specific investment reached EUR 10 million
  • Gozo Fast Ferry is the second ferry company -after Virtu Ferries- that requested a license to operate ships on the above line.

Seajets Purchase 4 Vessels From Golden Star Ferries

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On April 29, 2021, it was confirmed that Seajets agreed to purchase 4 vessels from Golden Star Ferries:

  • 3 high-speed crafts (SUPERRUNNER, SUPERCAT, SUPERSPEED)
  • 1 conventional ferry SUPERFERRY II (photo)
  • The highspeed crafts will be delivered directly, while SUPERFERRY II will be delivered in October after the end of the summer season.
  • When the deal is completed, Seajets will own 22 vessels (18 high-speed crafts, 4 conventional ferries).

Seajets Owner Marios Iliopoulos Invests in Cruise Ships

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Greek ship-owner Marios Iliopoulos of Seajets has acquired four cruise ships in the last three months. (the man in the middle of the picture)

According to experienced market executives, it is estimated that the ships’ pre-corona value was $500 million. They were purchased about $7.5 million each.

The market excludes the possibility for Mr. Iliopoulos to form a cruise company. These ships will either be chartered to other cruise companies or sold at 2019 prices.

Ships: QUEEN OF THE OCEANS (2000, Wikipedia), AEGEAN MAJESTY (1996, Wikipedia) and AEGEAN MYTH (1993, Wikipedia), PACIFIC ARIA (1994, Wikipedia).

Seajets Introduced HSC SIFNOS JET On The Piraeus – Western Cyclades Route

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Seajets’ HSC SIFNOS JET will be introduced on July 18 on the Piraeus – Western Cyclades line.

The small high-speed craft arrived in Elefsina on December 9, 2016 – onboard the general cargo ship EIT PALMINA.

In the past she served the islands of New Caledonia – as the BETICO – on behalf of Compagnie Maritime des Iles. She is fully repaired and upgraded and she has also changed her main engines.

SIFNOS JET was built in Australia (Austal) in 1999. She has a GT of 908. With a length of 52.4m her carrying capacity is 500 passengers.

She is equipped with 4 x MTU 4000 M05 main engines and her speed is 35 knots.