AS Tallink Grupp announced that the keel of the new generation high speed vessel built by Fincantieri shipyards in Italy will was laid on the 19th of January. The vessel will start operating in 2008.
The vessel has the ice class of 1 A, gross tonnage of 36.000, length of 175
meters and width of 28 meters. The passenger ship will accommodate up to 2000
passengers and 2000 lane meters of vehicles. The speed of the vessel will be 29
The new generation high speed vessel will be completed in 2008 and is planned
to start operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route.
Tallink`s second new generation high speed vessel Star is being built in
Finland by Aker Yards and starts operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route already
in April 2007.