© Cees BustraanMV Island Sky – Past and Present

MV Island Sky

Ex Sky, Renai II, Renaissance Eight

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy (Yard no 1147) in 1992 for Renaissance Cruises, Palermo, Italy.

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $25 million
    Length: 90.6 m (overall) 78.78 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 15.3 m
    Depth: 5.85 m
    Draught: 4.25 m
    Tonnage: 4200 gross/1286 net/695 deadweight
    Engines: (2) 4T – 8 cylinder MAN-B&W diesels
    Power: 3520 kW/4782 HP
    Speed: 15.5 knots
    Passenger Decks: 5
    Capacity: 114 passengers
    Crew: 72
    Call Sign: C6TQ2
    IMO Number: 8802894
    Bureau Veritas Register Number: 06854C
    Port of Registry: Liberia, Mauritius, Bahamas
    Sister-Ship: Renaissance Five, Renaissance Six, Renaissance Seven

Current Location

Show / Hide MarineTraffic Map

Please note that the AIS ship position data may be over an hour old and a specific vessels position will only be displayed if its within range of the MarineTraffic system. The ship position data featured on this page is intended for information purposes only and is no way related to the safety of navigation at sea. All the AIS ship position data featured on this page is provided by www.marinetraffic.com and we are therefore not responsible for its content or its accuracy.


History

July 20th 1992: Launched for Yachtship Italy, Italy.

December 1992: Delivered to Renaissance Cruises, Palermo, Italy.

1994: Transferred to Liberia flag, home port Monrovia.

© Benoit Donne  © Benoit Donne

© Benoit Donne

© Aleksi Lindström

October 2001: Arrested in Gibraltar.

December 2001: Laid up in Marseille.

December 2001: Sold to Grand Seaways, Palermo, Italy (Registered in Liberia, home port Monrovia). Renamed RENAI II.

2003: Floated to Barcelona for extensive refit. Renamed SKY.

May 1st 2004: Sold to Mauritius Island Cruises, Port Louis, Mauritius and renamed ISLAND SKY

2004: Arrived Drammen, Norway for rebuilding.

2004: Bare-boat chartered to Noble Caledonian, London.

© Aleksi Lindström

May 31st 2004: Maiden cruise from Dover to Travemünde.

June 2004: Installed in Baltic cruises with departure port of Travemünde.

© Tim Becker

© Tim Becker

September 2004: Installed in Mediterranean/Black sea cruises.

© John Mavin  © John Mavin

© John Mavin  © John Mavin

© John Mavin

© John Mavin (Dover 02/09/2004)

November 2004 – March 2005: Operated cruising around Mauritius.

© Aleksi Lindström

© Benoit Donne  © Benoit Donne

© Benoit Donne  (24/09/2005)

© John Mavin

© John Mavin (Dover 02/06/2006)

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (Dover 02/06/2006)

 

© Aleksi Lindström

February 11th 2010: Sold to Island Sky Shipping Inc, Nassau, Bahamas. Taken over in Phuket, Thailand. Management Salén Ship Management, Göteborg.

May 2010: Dry docked in Navalrocha, Lisbon.

February 2010: Chartered to Noble Caledonia, London.

© Cees Bustraan   © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan (13/12/2013)

September 24th 2018: Called at Dover

© Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper  © Neil Hopper

© Neil Hopper


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: Tim Becker, Cees Bustraan, Benoit Donne, Neil Hopper and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

In memory of John Mavin

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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We never collect sensitive information and we do not sell any of the data we collect. Under the GDPR regulations browser cookies are now considered pseudo-anonymized personal data and since we use cookies to deliver relevant services to you we would like to get your permission to do so. For further information please refer to our Privacy & Cookie Policies

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close