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HSC Speedrunner Jet (Ex Superseacat Three) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9141871

HSC Speedrunner Jet

ex Speedrunner III, Superseacat Three

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

Aluminium ‘MDV 1200’ monohull high speed craft built in 1999 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso, Italy (Yard No. 6003) as a car and passenger ferry for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Sea Containers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas 

Technical Data

  • Length: 100m
  • Breadth: 17.10m
  • Draught: 2.70m
  • Tonnage: 4,500 gross/340 deadweight
  • Engines: Four Ruston 20RK270 diesels.
  • Power: 27.500kW.
  • Speed: 37.8 knots
  • Capacity: 782 passengers, 175 cars
  • Call Sign: VQJD2, 9HA2162, IBGH, SVAF3
  • IMO Number: 9141871
  • MMSI Number: 240932000
  • Registry: La Spezia/Italy 🇮🇹, Piraeus/Greece 🇬🇷
  • Sister ShipsSuperseacat One (5999), Superseacat Two (6000), Superseacat Four (6004)

Current AIS Location

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March 1999: Delivered to Sea Containers, La Spezia, Italy.

April 8th 1999: Commenced service between Liverpool – Dublin.

© John Hendy

© John Hendy

2000: Commenced service between Liverpool – Douglas.

March 12th 2001: Arrived in Ostend.

March 25th 2001: Commenced service between Calais – Dover.

© Mike Jackson  © Ken Smith

© Mike Jackson (Left) and © Ken Smith (Right)

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

March 28th 2002: Service between Liverpool – Dublin.

February 2003: Suffered engine problems and was repaired at Birkenhead.

May 1st 2003: Left A&P Yard Birkenhead, England for Finland.

May 20th 2003: Operations for Silja Line between Helsinki – Tallinn.

November 2nd 2003: Seasonal services completed , but covered for SUPERSEACAT FOUR.

April 4th 2004: Arrived in Helsinki.

April 8th 2004: Commenced service between Helsinki – Tallinn.

January 1st 2005: Laid up in Tallinn.

May 2006: Registered to SuperSeaCat Italia, Srl, Italy. Services between Helsinki – Tallinn.

July th 2006: Introduced by Superseacat between Helsinki – Tallinn.

October 12th 2007: In bad weather collided with TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS II in Tallinn.

January 14th 2008: Sold to Aegean Speed Lines, Piraeus, Greece. Dock however continued services between Helsinki – Tallinn.

2008: Registered Owner; Atlamo Holdings Ltd.

October 14th 2008: Completed services for Superseacat.


© Aleksi Lindström

October 17th 2008: Arrived Remontowa, Poland.

May 2009: Renamed SPEEDRUNNER III. Registered Owner; Torania Shipping Co Ltd.

June 25th 2009: Left Poland for Greece.


© Aleksi Lindström

June 30th 2009: Arrived in Piraeus.

July 2009: Commenced seasonal services between Piraeus – Syros – Tinos – Mykonos.

© John Wilson

© John Wilson (03/10/2010)



© Aleksi Lindström

January 2014: Usually operates service between April and September each year. Last known to be laid up in Piraeus.

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters

© Dimitris Mentakis  © Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis

Julu 2015: New livery being chartered to Navline, operating between Algeciras and Tanger Med.

October 2015: Charter completed

© Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis

October 25th  2015: Winter Laid up at Ambelaki and Kynosoura repair docks, Salamina Island

2016: New livery. Chartered to Levante Ferries of Ionian Group, operating in the Ionian Sea, on the Patras – Sami – Ithaca service. 

© Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis

2016: Returned to Aegean Speed Lines, to operate in the Cyclades Islands in 2017.

© Bernd Crause (Piraues, 17/09/2021)

July 13th 2022: Sold to Kiara Maritime Co, Piraeus, Greece. ISM Manager: Sea Jets High Speed Maritime and renamed SPEEDRUNNER JET

July 15th 2022: Services Santorini – Folegandros – Milos – Sifnos – Paros – Mykonos – Naxos – Folegandros – Santorini – Sifnos – Milos – Piraeus.

© Brian Fisher

🆕 © Brian Fisher

Feb 16th 2023: Left Piraeus. Towed by the R/K  LYBOUSSAKIS CHIOS t0 Chalkida shipyards for refit.

April 1st 2023: Completed full refit and returned to Dock 3, Piraeus.

May 24th 2023: Services Serifos – Sifnos – Milos.

© Stephen Brown

🆕 © Stephen Brown

August 2023: Services Piraeus – Milos – Folegandros – Santorini – Folegandros – Milos – Piraeus.

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: Stephen Brown, Bernd Crause, Brian Fisher, John Hendy, Mike Jackson, Ken Larwood, Aleksi Lindström, Dimitris Mentakis, Ken Smith, John Wilson and Wil Weijters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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