DELIVERY OF SUPERFAST IX AND LAUNCH OF THE NEW GERMANY - SWEDEN ROUTE IN THE BALTIC SEA
Superfast IX and Superfast X each have a capacity of 626 passengers and garage decks for 110 large trucks and at the same time 115 private vehicles. Superfast IX and Superfast X have an overall length of 203.3 m., width of 25.0 m, draft of 6.5 m and a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots.
Equipped with the latest navigation and communication technology, the two Finnish ice-class 1A Super new cruise-class ferries of Attica Enterprises will offer 5-star comfort to their passengers and amenities to include a la carte and smörgåsbord-buffet Restaurants, Bars, a panoramic live music Dancing Lounge, Casino, Video Games Room, Card Room, Shops and Boutiques, Conference Rooms and Business Centre, Childrens Playroom, Satellite Television and Internet facilities.
Superfast ÉX is the third in a series of four vessels, destined for the Baltic Sea routes, delivered to Attica Enterprises. The Superfast Baltic service was inaugurated on May 17th, 2001 with the deployment of Superfast VII joined by Superfast VIII on 16th July, 2001 in the Germany-Finland service. Superfast ÉX and Superfast X complete the Superfast Ferries four-ship daily service connecting Finland and Sweden to Germany and vice versa.
Superfast Ferries as of May 2002 will inaugurate a new two-ship direct ferry service between Rosyth in Edinburgh, Scotland and Zeebrugge in Belgium. With the new Superfast service, Scotland will be directly connected to mainland Europe with daily overnight crossings between Rosyth and Zeebrugge employing a journey time of only about 17.5 hours.