© Ken LarwoodMV Euromagique – Past and Present

MV Magi

ex Euromagique, Attika, Naesborg, Dana Corona, Naesborg, Kaprifol

© Ken Larwood

Euromagique © Ken Larwood

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Ab Lödöse Varv, Lödöse. (Yard No 169) as Roll on Roll off (RoRo) Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 162.11 m (overall) 152.51 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 18.04 m
  • Depth: 13.37 m
  • Draught: 6.601 m
  • Tonnage: 5552 – 5372 – 11591 gross/2899 – 2718 – 3556 net/8946 – 8946 – 8538 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 Oil 4SA 5 – cylinder Zgoda-Sulzer 8 ZL40/48 diesels.
  • Power: 7758 kW/10400 bHP
  • Speed: 17.25 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 12 – 316 passengers, 109 cars, 115 trailers, 1589 lane metres
  • Call Sign: SDCY, 3EFU4, OUVY6, C6ND9
  • IMO Number: 7504524
  • Official Number: D-33246/726148
  • Port of Registry: Lilla Edet/Sweden, Limassol/Cyprus, Panama, Rungsted/Denmark, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Linné, Vallmo


October 14th 1976: Keel struck.

February 15th 1977: Stern section launched.

May 11th 1977: Launched.

Courtesy of Henrik Forsman

November 15th 1977: Delivered to AB Lilla Edet Virkes Export, Lilla Edet (OT-Rederiet Skärhamn).

November 1977: Services for Roto Lines between Felixstowe – Wallhamn – Oslo – Ghent.

December 1977: Chartered to OT Africa Line for services between Felixstowe – Lagos.

1979: Registered to Bröderna Johansson & Co. K/B, Skärhamn.

August 1980: Sold to the joint company of Kaprifol/ Rotoline Ab Wallham.

Courtesy of Henrik Forsman

Courtesy of Henrik Forsman

1982: OT-Rederiet enters bankruptcy, but the vessel continues under trustees.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 14/06/1982)

1982: Chartered to the British Ministry of Defence for services in the Falklands conflict, but she suffered engine problems and the charter was taken over by her sister LINNÉ.

February 1983: Laid up in Rotterdam.

1983: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp for services Antwerp – Zeebrugge – Immingham – Harwich.

October 24th 1984: Laid up in Gothenburg.

September 1985: Sold to Kaprifol Shipping SA, Panama.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 10/09/1985)

© Cees De Bijl  © Cees De Bijl

© Cees De Bijl  © Cees De Bijl

© Cees De Bijl

January 1986: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerpen for services Antwerp – Harwich.

September 15th 1986: Chartered to Trailship for services Plymouth – Bilbao.

January 14th 1987: Left Falmouth for Esbjerg.

© Derek Sands

© Derek Sands (Parkeston Quay,  19/03/1987)

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 14/08/1987)

September 1987: Services Gothenburg – Immingham.

October 1988: Sold to Dannebrog Rederi A/S, Copenhagen and renamed NAESBORG.

1988 – 1989: Chartered to Olau Line (U.K.) Ltd., Sheerness for services Sheerness – Vlissingen.

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood (January 1989)

© Arjan Van Gelder  © Arjan Van Gelder

© Arjan Van Gelder  © Arjan Van Gelder

© Arjan Van Gelder (All)

February 5th 1989 – February 16th 1989: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services Zeebrugge – Hull.

© Simonwp  © Simonwp

Zeebrugge, 01/02/1989 (Left) and Immingham, 15/02/1989 (Right) © Simonwp

March 1989: Chartered to Tor Line AB, Gothenburg for services between Gothenburg -Gent, Helsingborg – Immingham – Harwich – Gothenburg.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/05/1989)(Left)

1989: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp, for services between Zeebrugge – Purfleet.

January 15th 1990 – January 23rd 1990: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Rotterdam – Hull.

January 23rd 1990 – February 1st 1990: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.

March 1990: Chartered to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen and renamed DANA CORONA.

© Frank Foerst

© Frank Foerst (Hamburg, 31/07/1990)

© Brian Fisher  © Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (Felixstowe, August 1990)

May 1991: Renamed NAESBORG.

1991: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp for services between Belgium and the UK.

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 10/09/1992)

1993: Sold to Apostolos K Ventouris Shipping Co, Piraeus and renamed ATTIKA.

1993: Services between Brindisi – Patras.

1994: Rebuilt as a passenger carrying freight-ferry.

1994: Services between Brindisi – Patras.

April 1995: Chartered to Eurolink Ferries, Sheerness and transferred to Reyland Carriers S.A. Nassau, Bahamas. Renamed EUROMAGIQUE.

April 16th 1995: Services between Sheerness – Vlissingen.

© Fotoflite

© Fotoflite

© Ken Larwood  © Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood  © Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood (Sheerness, May 1995) (All)

© Brian Fisher  © Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (Vlissingen, June 1995/1996)

June 17th 1995: Outside Vlissingen suffered a fire in the aft end of her starboard engine. Towed to Vlissingen-Oost for repairs.

July 11th 1995: Returned to service.

December 1st 1996: Services are closed and taken over by Jacobs Holding.

April 1997: Chartered to ISNASA, Spain for services between Algeciras – Tanger.

1998: ISNASA went bankrupt and she was laid up in Algeciras.

November 1998: Left Algeciras for Piraeus.

November 14th 1998: Approximately 60 miles south of Piraeus she suffered another engine-room fire.

November 15th 1998: Towed to Piraeus and laid up.

June 1999 – August 1999: Services for A. K. Ventouris between Igoumenitsa – Bari.

August 19th 1999: Laid up in Piraeus.

June 2003: Sold for scrapping in Alang, and renamed MAGI.

June 25th 2003: Arrived at Alang.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Cees De Bijl, Brian Fisher, Frank Foerst, Henrik Forsman, Ken Larwood, Simonwp, Ken Smith, Arjan Van Gelder and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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