State-owned Croatian ferry company Jadrolinija has presented the latest addition to its fleet in Rijeka on Tuesday.
The new Jadrolinija catamaran was christened in Rijeka.
Built by fast ferry experts Damen shipyards, the catamaran reportedly cost around 11.5 million euros and will be used to connect the central Dalmatian islands with the mainland.
The fast ferry is 42.20 m in length, 11.60 m wide, has a capacity of 403 passengers with a maximum speed of 40 knots. It has a modern interior with two lounge areas and a cafe on board.
All of Jadrolinija’s fast ferries carry female names and the company has continued this tradition by naming the new addition ‘Jelena’. Other fast ferries in their fleet carry names such as Dora, Dubravka, Judith, Adriana and Karolina.
“This top-quality, high-capacity ferry will enable Jadrolinija to improve on high-speed lines, but also will be a good answer to ever-increasing market demands where fast connections are sought after,” Jadrolinija CEO David Sopta said,