MV Moby Wonder
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
- 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
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October 13th 2000: Launched.
May 15th 2001: Delivered to Nav. Arcipelago Maddalenino Spa, Naples, Italy.
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 15/07/2001) and © Gerolf Drebes (Olbia, 18/03/2004)
© Andreas Wörteler
May 30th 2001: Moby Lines services between Genoa/ Civitavecchia/ Livorno – Olbia.
© 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.
“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)
Artists Impression © DFDS
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