Attica Group: Delivery of Aero 3 Highspeed

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Attica Group, a member of the Marfin Investment Group, announces the delivery of the new-build Aero 3 Highspeed catamaran built at the Brødrene Aa shipyards in Norway.

Aero 3 Highspeed completes the order for three (3) state-of-the-art Aero Catamaran ships, which will be launched on the Argosaronic lines at the beginning of August and will cover the connections of Piraeus with Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Ermioni and Porto Heli with up to 17 daily routes, replacing older technology ships of the Group in the specific destinations.

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The total cost of the investment amounts to 21 million euros and was covered by equity and bank borrowing.

The new, state-of-the-art and modern aesthetic ships have been designed with innovative features that completely upgrade the services offered, providing the more than 3 million passengers who travel annually on the Argosaronic lines, a new and unique travel experience. With their routing, the transportation capacity for the Argosaronic destinations will be increased, thus creating the conditions for the further economic development of the islands and local communities.

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This ship, like her sisters, has a maximum speed of 32.2 knots with a full load, an overall length of 36 meters, a beam of 9.7 meters and a carrying capacity of 150 passengers. The interior layout and in general its innovative design aims to offer the passenger high-level services, such as comfortable travel even in high wave conditions, spacious passenger living spaces, space for transporting bicycles, high-standard space for transporting pets.

Attica Group is active in passenger shipping through SUPERFAST FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES, HELLENIC SEAWAYS and AFRICA MOROCCO LINK with a total of 35 ships that offer modern, high-level transport services in Greece and abroad. The ships in its fleet travel to 4 countries, to 60 unique destinations, calling at 71 ports, carrying over 7 million passengers, 1 million vehicles. vehicles and 400,000 trucks per year.

Brødrene Aa shipyard is a world leader in carbon fiber shipbuilding and has built more than 70 passenger ships since 2002. The yard combines the ship’s highly efficient hull design with the use of the lightest carbon fiber construction material. By building the most energy efficient vessels on the market, the shipyard’s customers benefit from lower fuel costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower maintenance costs.

Source: Capital

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