Brittany Ferries confirms order for a new LNG fueled cruise ferry 

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  • 22 Jun, 2017
Brittany LNG Ferry
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Brittany Ferries has confirmed the order for a new LNG fueled cruise ferry with a budget of around £175m. It will operate on the company’s busiest route from Portsmouth to Caen with a planned arrival in spring 2019 according to a Brittany Ferries statement. The new ship will be named Honfleur after the seaside destination on the Seine estuary in Normandy.

Christophe Mathieu CEO of Brittany Ferries said, “It is important that we invest in new technologies and new vessels that respect the environment in which we operate. Equally, we must not forget that our customers expect Brittany Ferries ships to be comfortable, relaxing and adapted to the digital age. These objectives are compatible and I believe Honfleur will set a new standard for ferries operating on the Channel.”

Honfleur Technical specifications:

Length: 187.4 metres
Breadth: 31 metres
Max Draught: 6.6 metres
Tonnage: 42,400 gross tons
Max speed: 22 knots
Decks: 11
Passengers: 1,680
Passenger cabins: 257
Passenger areas: 5,200 m2
Vehicle capacity: 2,600 lane metres (130 freight trailers, or 550 cars and 64 freight trailers)

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