Condor Ferries says it has completed purchase of the Austal 102, a state-of -the-art high speed ferry which will operate between the Channel Islands and the UK.
The latest addition to the Condor fleet will come into service in spring 2015 and will secure the future of high speed ferry services for the Islands.
CEO James Fulford commented “I am delighted to announce that we are now proud owners of the Austal 102. This represents £50m of investment in our Islands and it will enable us to improve reliability, increase capacity, and give our guests a much greater level of comfort.
We plan to introduce the 102 in spring 2015 and, in the months ahead, we will be sharing more details about this superb new ship and announcing ways in which Islanders can be involved in our preparations.”
Condor has also confirmed that it has agreed with Poole Harbour Commissioners that the 102 will be based in Poole from spring 2015.
James Fulford added “Poole is a modern and well-connected port, well-liked by our customers.”