Tallink has signed a contract to sell one of its largest ships, the Superstar, for 91.5 million euros, to a company operating in the Mediterranean. The ship will be delivered in 2017, once Tallink has a new ship, currently being constructed in Turu, Finland.
Built in Italy, the Superstar began life in 2008, costing the company 120 million euros. It has serviced the Tallinn-Helsinki route ever since.
Tallink's CEO Janek Stalmeister said nothing will change as the Superstar will continue with the same time schedule and team until the new ship has been delivered to Tallink.
In February 2015, Tallink placed an order for an LNG-powered ferry, which should be complete at the beginning of 2017. The cost is around 230 million euros.
The new vessel will carry 2,800 passengers, 720 more than the Superstar, and is 37 meters longer at 212 meters. Both can travel at a maximum speed of 27 knots.
Editor: J. M. Laats