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#1 ghYHZ

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:06 AM

Marine Atlanticís new ďAtlantic VisionĒ will soon be entering service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and itís one big boat!

It is the former Superfast IX (built: 2002) and until recently operated between Helsinki and Estonia.

Some specs:

203m long
30,000 GT
530 cars
1000 passengers
196 cabins
Speed: 30.4 kn

I believe it will be the largest ferry operating in Canada.

Hereís a link:

http://www.marine-at...newvessel.shtml

As a comparison:

Marine Atlanticís Caribou is 27,212 GT, 179m long, 49 cabins, 350 cars & 1200 passengers.

BC Ferries Spirit Of Vancouver Island is 18,750 GT, 167m long, 470 cars & 2000 passengers

BC Ferries Coastal Inspiration is 21,777 GT, 160m long, 370 cars & 1600 passengers

#2 smallspy

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:51 AM

I guess traffic is so far up on the Newfie routes that they require a larger and faster boat.

When I was last there 8 years or so, there were such backups in traffic that MA had to lease a high-speed car-carrying CAT, on top of the Caribou, Smallwood and the Erickson.

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#3 soo8513

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:18 PM

we travelled this summer and rode both the Caribou and the Erickson.

Erickson took 7 hours to cross; Caribou 5.5 and Erickson was "worn" and layout is not as efficient or comfortable as the Caribou.

It could be that MA had to opportunity to acquire a class vessel and not go though a buy new process or like their sister rail operation VIA like to buy used European equipment and convert to Canadian needs.

I'm looking forward to travelling on the Atlantic Vision next time we're east.

#4 D40LF

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:46 PM

When I sailed on the Caribou, both to Port-aux-Basques and back to North Sydney I saw some info on the Atlantic Vision.

When checking in for the return sailing I asked about the future plans.

I was told that the Atlantic Freighter is to be retired and the Leif Erickson will take over as the freight ferry.

This will then leave the Caribou, and Atlantic Vision on the Port-aux-Basques run while the Smallwood will remain on the Argentia run.

#5 ghYHZ

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:57 AM

Here's the new "Atlantic Vision" (centre) at North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Leif Ericson is on the left and Caribou, on the right.


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#6 D40LF

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:31 PM

I heard that the Atlantic Vision's entry into service could be delayed due to a fire in late December.

#7 traveler777

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:07 AM

I heard that the Atlantic Vision's entry into service could be delayed due to a fire in late December.


I was there in St Johns when they christened The Atlantic Vision. That was Dec 11th or 12th of 08. I did not know of a fire. What a beautiful ship. Was it a big fire?
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#8 D40LF

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:58 AM

I was there in St Johns when they christened The Atlantic Vision. That was Dec 11th or 12th of 08. I did not know of a fire. What a beautiful ship. Was it a big fire?
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#9 Lizapotter

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:29 AM

congrats! can you tell me when and where it was built. Someone told me that this ship was built in 2002 as MS Superfast IX by HDW, Kiel, Germany for Attica Group's subsidiary Superfast Ferries

#10 traveler777

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:41 PM

Yes it was built in 2002 but won't go into service until April 2009. Do you know anything about the fire?

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Thanks D40lf I did not look at link before I posted.

#11 MegaMoonLiner

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

Marine Atlanticís new ďAtlantic VisionĒ will soon be entering service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and itís one big boat!

It is the former Superfast IX (built: 2002) and until recently operated between Helsinki and Estonia.

Some specs:

203m long
30,000 GT
530 cars
1000 passengers
196 cabins
Speed: 30.4 kn

I believe it will be the largest ferry operating in Canada.

Hereís a link:

http://www.marine-at...newvessel.shtml

As a comparison:

Marine Atlanticís Caribou is 27,212 GT, 179m long, 49 cabins, 350 cars & 1200 passengers.

BC Ferries Spirit Of Vancouver Island is 18,750 GT, 167m long, 470 cars & 2000 passengers

BC Ferries Coastal Inspiration is 21,777 GT, 160m long, 370 cars & 1600 passengers

We can see how big is this ferry by knowing that the biggest ferries are in use around Europe, where this one came from. I even saw somewhere that the world's biggest ferryboat was in use in the Baltic, this in the late 90's. Today it's the "Color Magic", a cruiseferry owned and operated by Color Cruises.

I liked the livery for these Marine-Atlantic, tough, they remind me a lot about the Disney cruiseships! :lol:

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