December 3, 2021

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“Moby Fantasy” has been launched, the world’s largest green ferry that will travel on the Olbia – Livorno line

Launched in China, it will be operational from 2023 and will carry 2,500 passengers

Launched from the Gsi Shipyard in Guangzhou, China, the new Moby Fantasy vessel is the first of two new units to enter service from 2023. Moby Fantasy is a standard vessel: 237 meters long and 32 meters wide, 69,500 tonnage, It can carry up to 2,500 passengers who will be accommodated in 550 cabins all to cruise ship standards, and thanks to more than 3,800 linear meters of garage, it can hold up to 1,300 cars or 300 trucks; Engine power 10.8 MW, for a cruising speed of 23.5 knots, with peaks of 25 knots.

It is the largest ferry in the world and will operate on the Olbia-Livorno route, “creating – as the shipping company says – more than 500 direct and related jobs”. “Furniture, equipment and cabins are more similar to those on cruise ships than those we are used to knowing on ferries – explains Moby – and are very important, both on Moby Fantasy and on the sister ship, always under construction at GSI shipyards, and Moby Legacy, concern for environmental protection, energy and ecological transition are at the heart of the choices that are made on board: the ships are actually equipped with a series of equipment that will make it possible to reduce emissions. There will also be the possibility of switching from conventional energy to LNG, LNG, the most fuel hygiene in the sector.