After travelling five days from Ibiza in Spain, the 3 millon euro ‘Espalmador Jet’ ferry’ has arrived in the Dalmatian port city of Split…
The new ferry is an acquisition made by ‘Kapetan Luka’, who plan to use the new Espalmador Jet in its fleet from next year.
The ferry, which can accommodate 359 passengers and 8 staff, will operate on the route Split – Dubrovnik, most likely from the March 2016.
When Espalmador Jet was built-in 1999 in Fremantle, Australia it was valued at 11 million dollars, with Kapetan Luka forking out 3 million for it.
The ferry, which is 42-metres in length and can travel at a speed of 31 knots, is completely air-conditioned, has indoor seats with TV, children’s play area, indoor bathrooms and nappy changing tables, self-service snack-bar, facilities for wheelchair passengers, comfortable and individual premium seats with panoramic TV, and an area for pets.
In 2007 it was used to ferry passengers in Italy, before the Spanish purchased it and operated it between the Balearic island of Ibiza and Formentera.