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Condor Ferries Sell Two Vessels

Condor Express

Published at 12:26pm 14th January 2015. (Updated at 8:04am 15th January 2015)

Condor Ferries has sold two of its ferries to make room for a new super vessel.

The Condor Express and Condor Vitesse are being taken over by Greek firm Seajets for an undisclosed sum and are being replaced by a £50m Austal-class vessel.

Condor will stop sailing from Weymouth this year, as the new ferry is too big to berth in the harbour.

The 102m vessel known as known as Condor 102 can carry up to 880 passengers and 245 vehicles, compared to the current fast ferries with capacity for up to 741 passengers and 175 vehicles each.

The Vitesse is set to be delivered to its new owner at the end of February, while Condor Express will only remain on standby with Condor Ferries until the successful introduction of Condor 102 on the Channel Islands-to-UK route.

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