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    While in the south, we have a lot of new and modern ferries (not saying they are any better than older vessels), the north seems to get a higher share of older ferries.

    The ferries above, which Azimut have photographed so perfectly, are true ferries: they were built in a time when ferries were going to last a lifetime or two. These days, ferries are built as "cheap" as possible (read: according to a very tight budget), in order to fit a tender, while at the same time make some profit to ferry companies. If a ferry is built to the same high quality as 20 - 30 years ago, that will naturally be eating a big part of the companies profits.

    This is probably a trend that will continue as long as the Government doesn't set specific demands for the level of passenger comfort. Ship-owners are also experts at reading what they want to read in those tenders.
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      The latest addition to Brittany Ferries fleet Connemara arriving in Cork Harbour yesterday morning. The ship will do 2 trips a week to Santandar in Spain and also a weekly crossing to Roscoff.







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        I'm impressed how well the ferry-services between the UK and Europe is executed at.

        As mentioned in another thread, Trondheim has been trying to start a ferry route to Scotland for at least 10 years. A seasonal route for cars/trucks and passengers - a Trondheim - UK version of the Danskebåten.
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          "Goalsevarre" south Tromsø strait this evening.She goes in the connection between Lyngseidet - Olderdalen in North-Troms county.


          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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            I like the grey color of ferries of "Bjørkelids Rederi" - suits actually quite well together with the blue stripe.

            Also, not often we see company logo's in a flag anymore.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              This one is no car-ferry anymore, but has a past history as Inherredsferja... she is now operating as a support/work vessel under the name of Scanpipe II.

              2018_07_28 G7XM2-Scanpipe II-IMG_2268 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

              2018_07_28 G7XM2-Scanpipe II-IMG_2274 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

              Here are some additional images and some history about this cute little thing: http://www.fjordfaehren.de/no_f/innh...ferja21962.htm
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                A ferry in what looks like the Lofoten archipelago: as a painting seen in a shop window at Søndre Gate in Trondheim:

                2018_01_21 Søndre gate-IMG_6337 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                  This is "Before and After" in reverse:



                  VETERAN:Car ferry «Voldingen», later "Volda", 98-foot, built by LH Salthammer in Vestnes in 1961,
                  Used on the route between Volda, Folkestad and Lauvstad from 1962.
                  Owners were Volda-Folkestad Bilferje L / L. Later, Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbaatar (MRF) took over the ship, and it changed its name to "Volda" in 1990.
                  In 2008, the vessel ends in the aquaculture industry, and is named "Kvatro".
                  In the ships register, the name is "Little Embla" because we were not allowed to call it "Volda", but we use "Volda" in the daily talk. As accommodation for rent we call her "Volda Floating Home",

                  She is now available for overnight stays in Tromso as advertised on Airbnb.

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                    Now, that's a very interesting post, ombugge, which I'm thankful you shared. I would love to stay on that boat, just for the heck of it, but then again... that transition from a beautiful ferry to that boxy, less than beautiful house-boat, seems so "gone wrong".

                    This ferry, the Volda, does indeed look very much like the first ferries that operated from Trondheim to Vannvikan - such as the former Lagatun. I guess ferries back then was also copies of each other.
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                      Ferries STORDAL and BJØRNSUND meet at Talgsjøen sea between Kristiansund (Seivika dock) and Tustna/Aure (Tømmervåg dock).
                      SSL27075 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                      BJØRNSUND approaching Seivika. Don't know if all of you know this, but this ferry is former TRONDHEIM. She sailed the Flakk-Rørvik route for Fosen Trafikklag AS from 1979 to 1992. Just a funfact.
                      SSL27081 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                      • Ralf__
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                        So in a while we see maybe Korsfjord on this route ???!!!

                      • pakarang
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                        Wonderful images Sterkoder!

                        As for where K is heading, I can't say anything because I have no idea what is official or not - better keep my lips sealed as long as I don't know. GIGGLE

                      TARVA at Kristiansund mech. for maintenance. Built at Skjærvøy in 1980 and her capacity is 17 cars and 90 passengers. SSL27114 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                        Brittany Ferries vessels Pont Aven and Amorique at Roscoff last Friday












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                        • Seagull
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                          I always enjoy your updates from Ireland, Patrick - and these Brittany ferry ones are a great 'double whammy'

                        VERA 02104810 & RO-RO 1 02317261.
                        VERA 02104810:
                        Owner: Lingewaal Tankvaart BV in Zwijndrecht;
                        Build: 1974 by De Biesbosch BV (Yn 661) in Dordrecht;
                        Lxwxd: 108.50x11.40x2.63 1452 ton;
                        Engines: 2x1224 hp Caterpillar;
                        Bowthruster: 320 pk DAF.

                        RO-RO 1 02317261:
                        Ex: ELBE 115 4300340 and ESPERA 13;
                        Owner: Lingewaal Tankvaart BV in Zwijndrecht;
                        Build: 1972 by Plocka Stocznia Rzeczna in Plock;
                        Lxwxd: 104.90x11.50x3.50 1968 ton.


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                          AMALIA 02326354 at the Dutch river Maas.

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                            Fjord1 got the contracts for several ferry routes in Romsdal against stiff competition: https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/09/2...l-17548024.ece
                            It must be the most expensive ferry service in the world though: "Kontraktsummen er 2,260 milliardar kroner."

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