Gotlandia - sold outside the Baltic

The Swedish Destination Gotland has sold the high-speed craft to the Greek Seajet, who will employ the ferry in traffic between Piraeus and Cyclades this summer.

The 1999-built Gotlandia has been out of service since 2018, laid up in Visby, up for sale or charter. The 112.5 by 16 m vessel offers room for 700 passengers and space for 140 cars.

Gotlandia was already reflagged to the Cypriot flag and renamed Superrunner Jet II.

"It feels very positive; we have tried to sell or charter the ship in a long time. Vessels cost money, irrespective of whether they sail or not, so it is good for us that she can now operate further and benefit travellers other than of Gotland's traffic," HÃ¥kan Johansson, Destination Gotland's CEO, commented to Swedish Radio's P4 Gotland.

Meanwhile, the company's Gotlandia II, also a high-speed craft, awaits her new owners too.

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