Incat announced that Trasmediterránea S.A., one of Spain
’s ferry operators, has accepted delivery of Incat Hull 058.
The 98 metre Evolution 10b Wave Piercing Catamaran has been named Milenium Dos (Millennium 2 – Spanish spelling) and will depart on her delivery voyage to Spain, via the Panama Canal
, next week under the command of Captain Eduardo Bonet de La Presa. On arrival in Europe Milenium Dos will enter service between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands in time for the summer season.
The acquisition brings to three the number of Incat-built ships in the Trasmediterránea fleet, confirming the operator’s preference for proven high quality tonnage from a builder unrivalled in the field of dedicated high speed ship construction.
In 2000 Trasmediterránea took its first step towards high speed catamarans with the purchase of the 96 metre Milenium (Incat Hull 056). Also in 2000, when Trasmediterránea required extra capacity at short notice they turned to Incat for a summer charter of the 78 metre Hull 033, taking the name Fast Ceuta and maintaining service levels across the Strait of Gibraltar for the remainder of the 2000 season. One year later the company purchased another 96m craft for service between Algeciras and Ceuta, Alboran (Incat Hull 052).
The sale of Milenium Dos is more good news for Incat and follows contracts for two new ships for the US Army and US Navy.