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Brittany Ferries (BAI)


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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. The company currently operates a fleet of nine modern passenger vessels, one high-speed vessel and one chartered RoRo vessel.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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MV Armorique (I) – Past and Present

MV Mustika Kencana II – ex Tirta Kencana I, Sheng Sheng, Min Nan, Armorique, Terje Vigen – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Soc, Nouvelle des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre, Le Havre, France (Yard No 205) for DA-NO Linien, Oslo, Norway as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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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.

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MV Coutances – Past and Present

MV Rosa Eugenia ex Outance, Coutances – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 246) for Truckline Ferries France S.A. Cherbourg, France as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

HSC Normandie Express (Incat 057) - Past and Present

HSC Normandie Express (Incat 057) – Past and Present

HSC Normandie Express, ex The Lynx, ex Incat Tasmania – Aluminium ‘Evolution 10B’ catamaran built in 2000 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 057) as a car and passenger ferry.

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MV Etretat – Past and Present

MV Etretat, ex Norman Voyager – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2008 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 220) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry for Epic Shipping, London.