Moby Lines


Moby Lines (Moby Lines S.p.A.) is an Italian shipping company that operates ferries between the Italian or French mainland and the islands of Elba, Sardinia and Corsica.

The company was founded in 1959 under the name Navigazione Arcipelago Maddalenino (NAVARMA). NAVARMA was founded in 1959 by Achille Onorato, and started traffic from Sardinia to the islands off the coast of Sardinia.

Moby Lines was adopted as the official company name in the 1990’s. The company is known for using Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters as the external livery of its ships.

Moby Lines Archive

© Ian Collard

MV St Brendan – Past and Present

MV Moby Vincent, ex St Brendan, Stena Normandica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No. 380) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Ken Larwood

MV Koningin Juliana – Past and Present

MV Moby Prince, ex Koningin Juliana, Holland Trade Ship, Koningin Juliana – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead, England (Yard No 1331) for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland, (SMZ), Hoek Van Holland as a passenger and vehicle ferry

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV Olau Britannia (I) – Past and Present

MV Moby Zaza, ex Wind Perfection, Julia, Christian IV, Bayard, Olau Britannia (I) – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by AG Weser Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard no 1031) as a passenger and motor vehicle ferry for Olau Line Ltd Co, Hamburg

MV Prins Philippe (III) – Past and Present.

MV Express Limnos, ex Express Athina, Panagia Tinou 2, Moby Love, Prins Philippe – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by N.V. Boelwerf S. A., Temse, (Yard No. 1476) in 1973 for the Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) service as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car ferry. Engined by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire.

© Simonwp

MV Viking 6 – Past and Present

MV Sardegna Bella, ex Moby Dream, Viking 6, Sun Express, Sol Olympia, Viking 6, Goelo, Viking 6, Wickersham, Stena Britannica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1967 as a passenger and vehicle ferry by A/S Langesund Mekaniske Verksted, Langesund, Norway (Yard No 55) for Stena Ab, Göthenberg

MV The Viking – Past and Present

MV Moby Lally, ex Prince, Peder Olsen, Wasa Prince, The Viking – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No 2255) for Jydsk farebeat A/S Juelsminde Denmark, as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry

© Bob Scott

MV Saint Eloi – Past and Present

MV Aeolos, ex Moby Love, Moby Love 2, King Orry, Channel Entente, Saint Eloi – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Cantieri Navali di Pietra Ligure, Genoa. Italy (Yard No. 12) for the Societe Anonyme de Navigation Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace (or A.L.A. for short) in 1972 as a multi-purpose passenger and roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

© Brian Fisher

MV Reine Astrid (II) – Past and Present

MV Al Mansour, ex Reine Astrid (II), Stena Nautica, Hellas, Stena Nordica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1975 (Yard No. 382) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry