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Condor Rapide

Fast cat that has seen plenty of action

Condor Rapide, the most recent addition to the Condor fleet, is a younger sister of the well- known Condor Vitesse and Condor Express.

The 86-metre fast cat sails between Jersey, Guernsey and St Malo in France, replacing Condor 10 which had been in service since 1993.

Condor Rapide
Condor Rapide sails between Jersey, Guernsey and St Malo in France

Prior to joining the Condor Ferries fleet which operates from the Dorset ports of Weymouth and Poole, the ship sailed for brief periods in Australia and across the English Channel. She is most notable for her service as part of the Royal Australian Navy when she was known as HMAS Jervis Bay.

The ship was the first large catamaran to be used in a naval capacity and took part in the international peacekeeping taskforce in East Timor transporting troops and aid as well as rescuing people.

Onboard facilities include

  • Spacious air-conditioned passenger lounges
  • Guaranteed seat for everyone
  • Caf├ęteria serving delicious hot and cold snacks
  • Duty-free shop - for all the essential bargains
  • Upper deck bar and shop
  • Club Class Lounge
  • Children’s TV room
  • Says Condor Ferries managing director Simon Edsall: “Our investment in Condor Rapide demonstrates belief in our business and confidence as a major ferry operator in the Western part of the English Channel.

    “She is in excellent condition, her previous owners have invested a seven figure sum in upgrades, and Condor Ferries will spend further substantial sums in the coming months to ensure she meets the highest standards.”

    Condor Rapide increased capacity for those wanting to travel from the popular South Coast ports of Weymouth and Poole to St Malo in France with their car.

    Although the ship is just 12 metres longer than Condor 10, the interior space in both the passenger areas and on the car deck is significantly larger. This is particularly evident in areas such as the duty free shop which is almost twice as big.

     

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