Tender launched for refitting aged Italian ferry

March 17, 2023

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