Year of built:1998

Hull number: 1341

Shipyard: Kvaerner Masa Yards Inc, Åbo, Finland

Dimensions : 194,30 x 25,00 x 6,55 m

Brt/ Nrt/ Dwt. 29 067/ 11246/ 5 600.

Engines: 4 x Wärtsilä Sulzer 16ZAV40S diesel

Effect: 42240 kW

Speed: 28.5 Knots (max 30.8 knots)

Passanger: 1400

Lower berths 810

Number of cabins: 222

Cars: 1000

Lane meters: 1464 m

IMO: 9158446

sistership: Superfast III

History of the ship

Delivred on 1st April 1998 to Superfast ferries, Patras, Greece, the ship is then named SUPERFAST IV

10/4/1998: Patras-Ancona line

8/3/2002: Sold to TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

11/5/2002: Arrival in Neorion shipyards, Ermoupolis, Syros, for rebuilding prior to be delivred to her new owner, the wings are removed from the funnel

6/2002: Renamed Spirit of Tasmania I

7/2002: Left Syros to Hobart

29/7/2002: Arrival in Hobart

13/8/2002: Left Hobart, sailing to Melbourne

1/9/2002: Devonport - Station Pier(Melbourne Harbor) line

Photos of the ship

Superfast IV in Patras, photos copyright Georges Pop

Spirit of Tasmania I , photos copyright Mitchell Bruce