© Carsten DettmerMV Moby Wonder – Past and Present

MV Moby Wonder

© Carsten Dettmer

Moby Wonder © Carsten Dettmer

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd., Okpo, South Korea (Yard No 7605) as a Passenger and Vehicle Ferry

Technical Data

  • Length: 174 m (overall) 162.1 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 27.6 m
  • Depth: 9.8 m
  • Draught: 7.0 m
  • Tonnage: 36093 gross/16235 net/5529 deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Wartsila 12V46 diesels
  • Power: 51470 kW/HP
  • Speed: 27.0 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 1880 passengers/ 665 cars
  • Call Sign: IBUR
  • IMO Number: 9214367
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Napoli/Italy
  • Sister-Ships: Moby Aki, Moby Freedom, Superstar


Current Location

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History

October 13th 2000: Launched.

May 15th 2001: Delivered to Nav. Arcipelago Maddalenino Spa, Naples, Italy.

© Carlo Martinelli  © Gerolf Drebes

© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 15/07/2001) and © Gerolf Drebes (Olbia, 18/03/2004)

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

May 30th 2001: Moby Lines services between Genoa/ Civitavecchia/ Livorno – Olbia.

© Eerik Laine  © Eerik Laine

© Eerik Laine

© Eerik Laine (Olbia, 18/06/2019)

September 6th 2019: An announcement was made stating that the MOBY WONDER had been sold, with her sister vessel the MOBY AKI, to DFDS for North Sea service from Newcastle to Amsterdam to replace the KING SEAWAYS and the PRINCESS SEAWAYS.

“Moby will in turn acquire the two passenger ferries currently operating on the Amsterdam – Newcastle route: KING SEAWAYS and PRINCESS SEAWAYS

“We expect to take over the new ferries during the second half of October. Therefore, DFDS will bareboat-charter King Seaways and Princess Seaways from Moby until January and February 2020, when the new ferries will be deployed.”

“The ferries will fly the Danish flag, and I am also pleased to reveal that we will name the ferries AMSTERDAM SEAWAYS and NEWCASTLE SEAWAYS in respect of the two cities they will be linking”. (DFDS News)

© DFDS

Artists Impression © DFDS


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: DFDS, Carsten Dettmer, Gerolf Drebes, Eerik Laine, Carlo Martinelli and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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