TT-Line had to withdraw from a previous Memorandum of Understanding. The Tasmanian government wanted to explore the possibilities for local shipbuilding. Eventually the decision was taken to abandon this path.
Construction will begin in spring 2022.
The first vessel will be delivered to TT-Line in late 2023 and the second one in late 2024.
The new vessels will replace the SPIRIT OF TASMANIA I and II, both built in Finland in 1998.