Seajets’ HSC ELITE JET entered service on the Piraeus-Crete line

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On June 19, 2023, Seajet’s HSC ELITE JET (ex STENA LYNX III) made her debut on the Piraeus– Rethimnon (Crete) line replacing her fleetmate NAXOS JET.

She was purchased in 2019 and came in Greece as the RAPID LINK JET and refitted and upgraded at Perama.

The ship was built in Australia (Incat) in 1996.

Her carrying capacity is for 700 passengers and 156 private cars, speed 33 knots.

Photo: Dimitris Mentakis

A-ships Management GOLDEN BRIDGE left Greece for her Western Mediterranean service

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On June 13, 2023, A-Ships Management’s GOLDEN BRIDGE departed from Greece with destination Spain.

The Ro-Pax is being chartered out to GNV since September 2021 and she will initially serve the Barcelona – Majorca – Ibiza line. Then she will be transferred on the Almeria – Nador long run for the rest of the summer period.

The ship arrived in Greece for repairs and dry docking in May.

Photo: A Ships Management

Seajets purchased Panellenic Lines’ HSC SANTA IRINI

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Another one high-speed craft vessel has seemingly been purchased by Seajets, who dominates the world of High-speed Craft vessels in Greece and worldwide. The new addition to the Seajet’s fleet is the Panellenic Lines, HSC SANTA IRINI (exHSC ALMUDAINA DOS), which was purchased in April 2022 from Acciona and chartered to the Cretan Transportation Services (CTRS) for daily excursions on the Heraklion – Santorini line.

The unexpected news came on June 13, 2023 and it seems that the new established ferry operator couldn’t stand the fierce competition on the specific area and halted services.

Seajets has grown into a “giant” that operates mainly high-speed craft vessels and became one of the largest ferry operators in Greece. It covers more than 250 port connections from Piraeus, Rafina and Crete to the Cyclades islands, while HSC SANTA IRINI will be their 16th high-speed vessel.

Seajets also operates four conventional ferries (SUPER STAR, AQUA BLUE, AQUA JEWEL, SPORADES STAR) on Greece’s domestic lines.

HSC SUPERRUNNER JET and HSC CAT 1 sailings for summer 2023

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Seajets announced that on June 2, its HSC SUPERRUNNER JET will enter service on the Thessaloniki – Skiathos – Skopelos – Alonissos line. The ship will be serving the line four days a week, while as from July 4 she will serve the Thessaloniki – Lemnos – Lesvos line twice a week as well.

Seajets, connects Thessaloniki with the Sporades Islands and Northern Aegean Islands for a third year in a row, offering travellers from Northern Greece and the Balkan countries the opportunity to travel with their vehicle to the islands of these lines by High-Speed Craft.

On June 2, 2023, Magic Sea Ferries’ HSC CAT 1 will make her debut on the Agios Konstantinos – Skiathos – Skopelos – Alonissos line, while from June 30 she will serve the port of Mandoudi (Evia) until September 3, 2022.

Photo: Seajets and Magic Sea Ferries

Seajets purchase HSC Gotlandia

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According to latest information, Seajets is the buyer of the Gotlandsbolaget (Destination Gotland) monohull high speed craft GOTLANDIA.

The ship served on the Vastervik /  Nynäshamn – Visby service until June 2018 and since then has been laid up. The ship was sold due to Destination Gotland’s decision to focus mainly on using their newbuild LNG vessels.  As reported by FSN last week, GOTLANDIA II is also on the market for a buyer.

Crew will reportedly fly to Sweden this week in order to take over the vessel.

With the purchase of GOTLANDIA, Seajets own 16 High-Speed Craft vessels plus 5 conventional ferries. The company’s fleet connects 33 Aegean islands and Crete, while its fleet transport capacity is 3,500 cars and 20,000 passengers.

Photo: Gotlandsbolaget

COLOR VIKING is being prepared for delivery to SeaJets

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The delivery of Seajets’ newly acquired vessel, the COLOR VIKING, is expected to be completed by the end of February.

The ship is currently located at the port of Sandefjord in Norway, where a Greek crew is making final preparations for the delivery.

The COLOR VIKING ceased operations on the Sandefjord-Stromstad route on November 22, 2022, and was sold for a price of EUR 8 million.

It is anticipated that the vessel will arrive in Greece before March 15 and will undergo conversion before being introduced into the domestic ferry service.

Photo: Trygve Eriksen (

Ferry operator SeaJets acquire cruise ship COSTA MAGICA

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On February 8, 2023, it was announced that SeaJets of Mr Marios Iliopoulos acquired the cruise ship COSTA MAGICA.

This 4,000-pax cruise ship was built in 2004 and adds significant value to the 5 cruise ships of the SeaJets fleet. The shipping brokerage was Masters Shipping.

The specific acquisition came almost a week after it was announced in the Athens Stock Market that Ration Holding LTD of Mrs Despina Iliopoulou (daughter of Mr Marios Iliopoulos – Seajets) acquired the 5,48% of voting rights in Marfin Investment Group.

Seajets’ Speedrunner Jet will enter service in July

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Seajets’ HSC SPEEDRUNNER JET (former SPEEDRUNNER III) will enter service in July 2022. The ship will probably serve on the Sitia – kasos – Karpathos – Rodos line replacing her fleet mate HSC PAROS JET or on the Piraeus – Western Cyclades line. She was purchased last April from the Aegean Speed Lines, which announced the suspension of its activities on the Western Cyclades after 17 years of service.

HSC SPEEDRUNNER JET is the 15th active highspeed craft that joins the Seajets fast fleet.

The company also operates four conventional ferries (SUPER STAR, AQUA BLUE, AQUA JEWEL, SPORADES STAR) in the domestic ferry market for the summer season 2022.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Seajets: new ferry connection from Thessaloniki to North Aegean

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Seajets announced that from July 12 they will launch a new ferry connection from Thessaloniki to Lemnos (3 hours and 55 minutes) and Mytilene (6 hours and 45 minutes).

The ship that will serve the new line will be the HSC CHAMPION JET 1, which will sail every Tuesday morning (07.00) for the above ports.

The new line will be added to the other one that Seajets serve with great success, from Thessaloniki to Sporades islands (Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos) and Mandoudi (Evia).

Seajets, currently operate 21 vessels, serve 50 ports and more than 380 ferry connections to the Aegean Sea.

Seajets’ AQUA SOLUTION sold for scrap

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On June 22 and after 4,5 years lay-up at Neos Molos Drapetsonas, the accommodation ship AQUA SOLUTION of Seajets left Greece. The ship was purchased in January 2018 by the Dutch C-bed BV but remained inactive. At the beginning of June, she flew the flag of Comoros and renamed SOLUTION. She is most likely sail to Alang (India) via the Suez Canal.

photo: Kostas Papadopoulos