Last Updated on Friday, 14 May, 2021 at 11:37 am by Andre Camilleri
Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd’s sleek, eco-friendly, high-speed passenger crafts have just arrived from Singapore in time to start operating a shuttle service between Malta and Gozo from June 1.
The 40-metre, state-of-the-art vessels, which come at an investment of €10 million, arrived last night on a 148-metre cargo ship and are being offloaded into the sea this morning.
Built in 2018, the seacraft — named Your Faith and Your Wisdom — come equipped with the latest environmental technology, advanced navigation capabilities, and can carry 300 passengers during each 45-minute trip,
“We have gone through great lengths to invest in quality, and our clients and the environment were foremost in our mind. In the coming days, we will be announcing our ferry schedules — once these are cleared by the authorities — together with a price mechanism that will be very competitive and attainable by all,” a company spokesman said.
The company, backed by Bianchi Group and Merill Investments, said the two sister vessels, provided passenger safety equipment, a VIP section, wheelchair access, and enabled users to board with their bicycles.
The vessels, designed by world famous Australian company Incat Crowther, come equipped with a fully integrated bar to serve cold and warm products and feature onboard entertainment. Free, on-board WiFi service is available throughout the voyage.
The trip between Mġarr, Gozo, to the Grand Harbour in Valletta is intended to form part of the company’s vision for multimodal transport and Gozo Fast Ferry Ltd has been collaborating with Malta Public Transport, the operator of the bus service, to ensure users — including those who hold a Tallinja Card — are offered a value-added, seamless, fast journey.