Condor Ferries


Overview

Condor Ferries is an operator of high speed passenger and conventional freight ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The company also operates a high speed ferry service between the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey and St Malo in France. Condor Ferries established the first high-speed car ferry service to the Channel Islands from Weymouth in 1993. In the winter of 1993/1994, Condor’s parent company, Commodore Shipping, took over British Channel Island Ferries (BCIF) which operated conventional ferry services to the Channel Islands from Poole. In March 2002 the Commodore Group, which included Condor Ferries, Commodore Ferries and Commodore Express, was sold to a management buy-out team for a reported £150 million. In 2004, the group was rebranded with Commodore Ferries coming under the Condor Ferries name and Commodore Express becoming Condor Logistics. The group was sold once again in 2004 to the Royal Bank of Scotland‘s venture capital arm for £240 million. In 2008, the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II acquired Admiral Holdings Ltd, which owned the Condor Group. On March 9th 2020 it was announced that Condor Ferries had been sold to a consortium. Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (ESIF) and Brittany Ferries (BAI) reached an agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) for the acquisition of 100 percent of Condor Ferries.

Condor Ferries Archive

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) - Past and Present

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 2, ex Condor Express, Incat 042 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 042) for Shipping Company 9/12 1994 LP Pte, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Condor Vitesse (Incat 044) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 1, ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry

MV Clare - Past and Present

MV Clare – Past and Present

MV Clare, ex Dana Baltica, Vinzia E, Norcrest, Wesertal, Meyer Express, Wesertal – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 367) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Brian Fisher

MV Cornouailles – Past and Present

MV Sveti Stefan, ex Havelet, Cornouailles – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in  1977 at Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted Trondheim Norway, (Yard No 735) for Brittany Ferries, Morlaix ,France as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Seacat Rapide (Incat 038) – Past and Present

HSC Jaume II, ex Seacat Rapide, Condor 12 – 81m ‘Wave Piercer’ aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 038) as a car and passenger ferry

© Ken Larwood

HSC Condor 10 (Incat 030) – Past and Present

HSC Hanil Blue Narae, ex Condor 10, Viking Express, The Lynx – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1992 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 030) for Enterprise Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Condor Rapide (Incat 045) – Past and Present

HSC Condor Rapide, ex Sea Leopard, SpeedOne, Winner, Incat 045, HMAS Jervis Bay, Incat 045 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 045) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Hoverspeed France (Incat 026) – Past and Present

HSC Master Jet, ex Snaefell, Sea Express I, Seacat Isle of Man, Color Seacat Norge, Seacat Isle of Man, Seacat Boulogne, Sardegna Express, Hoverspeed France – Aluminium catamaran built in 1991 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 026) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.