PRESS RELEASES / ANNOUNCEMENTSBACK
A DOZEN SUPERFAST FERRIES IN THE FLEET OF ATTICA ENTERPRISES S.A.
The Board of Directors of Attica Enterprises S.A. wishes to announce the delivery of ultramodern car-passenger ferry Superfast XII, built at Flender Werft AG in Lübeck, Germany. Superfast XII is the second of a pair of Superfast vessels ordered at Flender Werft AG in March, 2000.
Superfast XII will join Superfast XI in the Adriatic Sea routes between the ports of Patras, Igoumenitsa and Ancona along with Superfast I and Superfast II which trade between Patras, Igoumenitsa and Bari and Superfast V and Superfast VI which trade on the direct Patras-Ancona-Patras route. Superfast Ferries ranks first in both passenger and vehicle traffic in the Greece-Italy route.
Superfast XI and Superfast XII, each have a capacity of 1,550 passengers and garage decks for 130 large trucks and 100 private vehicles. They have four 12-cylinder Wärtsilä engines that produce a total output of 48,000 kw and speed in excess of 30 knots. Superfast XI and Superfast XII have an overall length of 199.9 m., width of 25.0 m, draft of 6.4 m and maximum height at deck 10 of 28.8 m.
Equipped with technologically the latest navigation and communication instruments, the two new cruise-class ferries of Attica Enterprises offer 5-star comfort to their passengers and amenities to include a la carte and buffet Restaurants, Bars, a panoramic Lounge, Casino, Video Games Room, Card Room, Shops and Boutiques, Conference Rooms and Business Centre, Children’s Playroom, Satellite Television and Internet facilities.
Superfast Ferries is a leading European ferry operator active in six countries of the European Union and three of its seas, offering daily connections between Italy and Greece from the ports of Patras, Igoumenitsa, Ancona and Bari, between Germany and Finland daily from the ports of Rostock and Hanko and since May 2002, between Scotland and Belgium connecting the ports of Rosyth and Zeebrugge. The group’s other subsidiary, Blue Star Ferries, has recently taken delivery of brand new Blue Star Paros and Blue Star Naxos which trade daily between Piraeus-Paros-Naxos and Santorini. A new route between Piraeus-Kos and Rhodes and between Piraeus-Patmos-Leros-Kos-Rhodes was inaugurated on 20th July, 2002 with ultra-modern car-passenger ferry Blue Star 1. Blue Star Ferries further trade in the Greece-Italy routes in the Adriatic notably in the connection of Venice and Ancona with Igoumenitsa and Patras and between Brindisi and Igoumenitsa.
Attica Enterprises will continue aiming to offer the highest level of services employing the latest technology to make sea travel modern, fast and comfortable.
Voula, Greece, 2nd October, 2002
The Board of Directors
For more information please contact:
Mr. Yannis Criticos,
Attica Enterprises S.A.
Tel.: +30 10 891 9500,
Fax : +30 10 891 9509,