21 July 2010

Superstar, July 2010


IMO 9365398
Built 2008, Fincantieri, Ancona, Italy
Tonnage 36 400 GT
Length 175,10 m
Width 27,60 m
Draft 7,00 m
Ice class 1A
2 080 passengers
520 berths
665 cars
1 930 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 50 400 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 27,5 knots

Superstar was built for Tallink by Fincantieri, as a sister ship of the Moby Aki they had built in 2005 for Moby Lines (which turn was based on two ships built for Moby by Daewoo in 2001). Originally the order for Superstar included an option for a sister ship (as did the order for Star), and it has been theorized that the Superstar and her unrealized sister were meant for Tallink's planned service from Estonia and/or Finland to Germany, which never materialized due to Tallink's buying the Baltic Sea operations of Superfast Ferries in 2006.

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Arriving in Helsinki West Harbour, photographed from Vattuniemi. 10 July 2010.

Arriving in Helsinki West Harbour, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. 20 July 2010.

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