MV Samskip Innovator – Past and Present

MV Samskip Innovator

Ex Marita M

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw “Multimodel” Container Feeder 800 motor vessel built in 2011 by Santierul Naval Damen Galati S.A (Yard No 568307) as a Container ship .

Technical Data

  • Length: 140.61 m (overall) 129.96 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 22.02 m
    Depth: 9.5 m
    Draught: 7.335 m
    Tonnage: 9350t gross (ITC 69)/7852t net/3363t deadweight
    Engines: MaK 9M43 diesel
    Power: 8400 kW/HP
    Speed: 18.0 knots
    Capacity: 803 TEU (206/holds – 597/deck)
    Crew: 15
    Call Sign: 5BEX3
    IMO Number: 9436214
    DNV GL Number: G112972
    Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus
    Sister-Ship: Samskip Endeavour + various other Container Feeder 800’s


September 11th 2009: Contract completed.

May 26th 2008: Keel laid.

July 16th 2009: Launched as MARITA M

Fitted out at Santierul Naval Damen Galati S.A (Yard number 1149)

January 31st 2011: Completed as SAMSKIP INNOVATOR. Registered owner; Samskip Innovator C.V. (10347327) Registered manager; Nav-Tech B.V. (10577484)

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 09/09/2018)


© Aleksi Lindström

November 9th 2018: Arrived in Dover from Tilbury.

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: Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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