A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate regular return services. The term ‘ferries’ on this website covers passenger only vessels, train ferries, car ferries, freight ferries and highspeed vessels such as hovercraft, jetfoils and catamarans.

Ferries Archive

© 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 Stena Nordica - Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica – Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica, ex Malo Seaways, Stena Nordica, European Ambassador – Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1068) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry.

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV St George (II) – Past and Present

MV Texas Treasure – ex Discovery Dawn, Island Dawn, Discovery Dawn, Scandinavian Dawn, Scandinavian Sky II, Patra Express, St George – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 by Swan, Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd., West Yards, Walker-on-Tyne, (Yard No. 2029) for British Railways as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Voyager – Past and Present

MV Samothraki – ex Barlovento, Banaderos, Pride of Cherbourg II, Pride of Cherbourg, Viking Voyager – Steel triple screw motor vessel built in 1975 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard no 205) for Townsend Thoresen European Ferries as a passenger and vehicle ferry.