New ferries on the Irish Sea routes

Discussion in 'Other Public Transport' started by Hornet, 2 Jan 2018.

  1. trebor79

    trebor79 Member

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    Why would it be intentionally timed to miss the ferry? Are they trying prevent sairail tickets being used or something like that?
     
  2. 158820

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    W B Yeats finally entered service this morning on the 8.05 sailing from Dublin to Holyhead. Departed around 9.30.
     
  3. LOL The Irony

    LOL The Irony Established Member

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    This new Ferry looks ugly. The bow is terrible.
     
  4. jopsuk

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    it really isn't very pretty- I'm guessing though it is optimised for a combination of capacity, speed, efficiency and sea handling. The new Brittany Ferries Honfluer is from the same yard and is a slightly smaller version of the same hull.. There's also four smaller truck-only versions on the Irish Sea, all built for Seatruck but with two on lease to Stena.

    Looking through the builder's webesite, it's just their standard basic hull shape- very square for most of the length with a swept-back but sharp transition to the bow taper, with generally a very forward bridge
     

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