Croatia’s largest ferry company, Jadrolinija, are to build a new ship worth 25 million euros which will connect the country’s outlying islands of Lastovo, Vis, Korčula and Hvar with the mainland.
Jadrolinija announced today that the project idea for the new fleet member has now been completed and that it will be able to transport 900 passengers and 200 vehicles once it goes into operation.
The ship, which will be 96 metres long and 18.2 metres wide, will travel at a speed of 18 knots, cutting down the travel time between the islands of Hvar and Vis.
The ferry is set to replace the current ‘Lastovo’ Jadrolinja boat which was built in 1970 and has a capacity of 60 vehicles.
Jadrolinja has stressed that one of the most important features of the new ship will be its ability to travel in bad conditions to Croatia’s outlying islands, especially in strong winds.
Passengers will be able to enjoy air-conditioned lounges, a cafe, restaurant and two bars on board. There will also be lifts for passengers as well as access for disabled passengers, reports Vecernji.hr.