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Honfleur now ship-shape as her hull and superstructure join forces

Brittany Ferries’ new gas-powered ship Honfleur took a dramatic step closer to completion when almost her entire superstructure was craned aboard in two gigantic blocks weighing up to 2,000 tonnes each.

The spectacular operation marked the end of a milestone week in which crowds gathered to see Honfleur’s 10,000-tonne hull make the backwards slide down a slipway and into the Baltic Sea.

Honfleur ferry construction
One of Honfleur’s 2,000-tonne superstructures being craned on board

“In seven days Honfleur has taken to the water for the first time, grown in height by around 20 metres, and acquired her distinctive profile,” said Christophe Mathieu, Brittany Ferries’ CEO.

“From here on, the story begins to move from the development of her innovative LNG infrastructure and hydrodynamic hull to focus on the richness of the passenger experience. This includes restaurants, cinemas, cafes and boutiques, as well as a range of digital and immersive spaces to be savoured on board.”

Each block is five decks high, over 40 metres long and spans Honfleur’s full 31-metre width. They house Honfleur’s airy public areas, her 261 passenger cabins and her bridge.

Posted on 21st December 2018 at 03:35 pm in Ferry Operators | Brittany Ferries | Ferry News |

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