Brittany Ferries (BAI)


Brittany Ferries is the trading name of Bretagne Angleterre Irlande SA (BAI), a French shipping company that operates a fleet of ferries and cruise ferries between France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain, and directly between the United Kingdom and Spain. The company was founded in 1972 by a group of Breton farmers to transport their agricultural produce to the UK. In 1985 Brittany Ferries purchased 100% of the shareholding in Truckline.

Brittany Ferries (BAI) Archive

MV Olau West - Past and Present

MV Olau West – Past and Present

MV Azzurra, ex Nortia, Scent of the Sea, Kelibia, Corsica Marina, Olau West, Kalle, Grenaa – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser A.G., Bremerhaven (Yard No 443) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

MV Flanders Way - Past and Present

MV Flanders Way – Past and Present

MV Ranine, ex Flanders Way, Gabriele Wehr, Sari, Gabriele Wehr, Tor Anglia, Gabriele Wehr – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 391) as a RoRo Cargo ship

MV Reine Mathilde - Past and Present

MV Reine Mathilde – Past and Present

MV Beauport, ex Reine Mathilde, Prince of Brittany, Prince of Fundy – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1970 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser, AG, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 477), for Lion Ferry Ab, Halmstad as a roll-on, roll-off passenger and vehicle ferry

© Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)

MV Connemara – Past and Present

MV Connemara, ex Asterion, Norman Asturias, Baltic Amber, Stena Ausonia – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 216) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry.

© Simonwp

MV Speedlink Vanguard – Past and Present

MV Boa Vista, ex Bonavista, Normandie Shipper, Kirk Shipper, Stena Shipper, Karibe Express, Speedlink Vanguard, Stena Shipper, Alpha Express, Union Wellington, Stena Shipper – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1973 by A Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven B.V Capelle a/d, Ijssel, Holland, (Yard No. 864), for Stena Ab, Göteborg as a roll-on/roll-off vehicle ferry

MV Cotentin (1974) - Past and Present

MV Cotentin (1974) – Past and Present

MV Princess Carol, ex Angel Pearl, El Capitan, Romana I, Caribe Merchant, Miranda I, Cotentin, Saaletal, Thule – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 at Rickmers Rhederei GmbH, Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven (Yard Number 359) for Transanglia Schiffahrts. GmbH (J.A. Reinecke), Hamburg.

© Fotoflite

MV Olau Kent – Past and Present

MV Apollo, ex Corbiere, Benodet, Gelting Nord, Olau Kent, Apollo – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 560) for Ab Slite/Rederi Ab Volo as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry.

© Simonwp

MV King Seaways – Past and Present

MV King Seaways, ex King of Scandinavia, Val De Loire, Nils Holgersson – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1987 at Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1059) for Wallenius Safe Felicia Ab, Trelleborg as a passenger car and commercial vehicle trailer ferry.

© Patrick Hill

MV Breizh-Izel – Past and Present

MV Duchess M, ex Balbeck, Duchess M, Breizh-Izel, Iniochos Express, Rata Hills, Wanaka – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Taikoo Dockyard & Eng. Co, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong (Yard no 598) for Union Steamship, Wellington, New Zealand as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Ken Larwood

MV Duchesse Anne – Past and Present

MV Dubrovnik, ex Duchesse Anne, Connacht – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 955) for B&I Steam Packet Co, Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry.