MarAd Sells Two Cruise Ships

Friday, June 13, 2008

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has sold two small cruise vessels, the Cape May Light and the Cape Cod Light, to Voyager Owner, LLC, and Discover Owner, LLC, respectively.  The new owners are limited liability companies located in . The Maritime Administration took possession of the two ships after their original owners, subsidiaries of American Classic Voyages, defaulted on loans that the Maritime Administration had guaranteed.
The purchase price was $9 million apiece.  The ships will be registered in the , and the new owners plan to sail them under registry.  The ships were sold in “as-is, where is” condition, and will need refurbishing to sail in the cruise trade.
The ships are currently located in , , on the south of .

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