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She seems to have experienced a few issues under her knew owners, whereas I don't remember her being particularly problematic for BF, although she did need annual drydocking when most of thr fleet didn't. 

Coincidence? Or just starting to show her age?
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Maybe a point of maintenance and technical know-how of the machinery-crew ?
As with a car or bus, truck, coach.
You can make technical checks more often - or rare. With then maybe different results... .

From the Australian Superfasts f.ex. are no bigger problems known.
They are in hard use with 27 knots daily ca. 20 hours also in high waves sometimes.
Also the Stena Superfasts seems to operate well.
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She'd be nice on a Scotland to Europe route...
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Maybe a good opportunity for investors in establishing a new ferry company to Spain? 
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Wondering about the much lower announced speed, maybe 1 engine is permanent broken, and repair or replacement is too expensive ?
GNV is awaiting 4 newbuildings, so this "problem-ferry" shall now leave the fleet fast again (together with the both ex Norsea-Ferries from 1987, also announced for sale) ?
All other Superfasts has ca. 28 - 31 knots as servicespeed.
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A reminder that a ship appearing on a sale list doesn't mean that the owner necessarily intends to sell the ship.
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Apollo Duck is OK for yachts, dinghies and the like, but the listings for ferries are very suspect.
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ropax wrote: 13 Oct 2023 20:54 Wondering about the much lower announced speed, maybe 1 engine is permanent broken, and repair or replacement is too expensive ?
GNV is awaiting 4 newbuildings, so this "problem-ferry" shall now leave the fleet fast again (together with the both ex Norsea-Ferries from 1987, also announced for sale) ?
All other Superfasts has ca. 28 - 31 knots as servicespeed.

Or it is a typing error. As with the former P&O vessels, they are not up to date pictures on that site either. They all look like they were the same photos when BF listed her. I know it's not that long ago, but seems a bit lazy to me. Especially when you're wanting millions of € for it. You see more detail on a cheap ebay listing!
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The GNV Spirit is in Marseille again, this time I think for a scheduled rather than emergency dry docking as was the case earlier in the year.
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GNV Spirit in dry dock.

GNV Spirit in dry dock © Francesco Esposito/Instagram
GNV Spirit in dry dock © Francesco Esposito/Instagram

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hhvferry wrote: 17 Nov 2023 09:36 The GNV Spirit is in Marseille again, this time I think for a scheduled rather than emergency dry docking as was the case earlier in the year.
After three months in Marseille the GNV Spirit emerged for sea trials this morning.

Once clear of the breakwater she launched straight into a high speed run which topped out, according to AIS, at 26.8 knots so it looks like they've done some good whilst she's been laid up there.

GNV Spirit 18/02/24
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hhvferry wrote: 18 Feb 2024 13:09
hhvferry wrote: 17 Nov 2023 09:36 The GNV Spirit is in Marseille again, this time I think for a scheduled rather than emergency dry docking as was the case earlier in the year.
After three months in Marseille the GNV Spirit emerged for sea trials this morning.

Once clear of the breakwater she launched straight into a high speed run which topped out, according to AIS, at 26.8 knots so it looks like they've done some good whilst she's been laid up there.

gnvspirit 180224.JPG
Expected entry into service on the Naples-Palermo route on Friday 23rd

 
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hhvferry wrote: 29 Jan 2024 10:47 GNV Spirit in dry dock.

gnv spirit dry dock francesco esposito instagram.jpg

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/C18npN4LmCz/
according to Leonardo Info, the ship had some requirements on the "shoulders":

1: First pin counting from stdside of stern ramp starboard side found undersized within max accettable limit as per service information issued by MacGregor (Rev 7/2016 nr 00516). An re-examination shall be carried out with maker in order to monitor consumption of pin in question within due date.

2: EGCS Tower No.3 due to a breakage of discharge pipe.
EGCS Tower No.3 discharge pipe need to be repaired as necessary within due date.
In the meantime M/E No.3 will be use with Very Low Sulphur Fuel with Sulphur of 0.48 percent m/m.
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ManiaNave wrote: 18 Feb 2024 13:22
hhvferry wrote: 29 Jan 2024 10:47 GNV Spirit in dry dock.

gnv spirit dry dock francesco esposito instagram.jpg

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/C18npN4LmCz/
according to Leonardo Info, the ship had some requirements on the "shoulders":

1: First pin counting from stdside of stern ramp starboard side found undersized within max accettable limit as per service information issued by MacGregor (Rev 7/2016 nr 00516). An re-examination shall be carried out with maker in order to monitor consumption of pin in question within due date.

2: EGCS Tower No.3 due to a breakage of discharge pipe.
EGCS Tower No.3 discharge pipe need to be repaired as necessary within due date.
In the meantime M/E No.3 will be use with Very Low Sulphur Fuel with Sulphur of 0.48 percent m/m.
I guess they've solved these issues now, the Leonardo database will be updated as soon as Marseille's Port Authority PSC is done (before reentering into service).
 
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The Spirit is back! She departed yesterday afternoon from Marseille and she's now completing her repositioning voyage towards Naples, where she's expected to take service on Napoli-Palermo this Friday night.

GNV Spirit's track
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andreg wrote: 20 Feb 2024 11:26 The Spirit is back! She departed yesterday afternoon from Marseille and she's now completing her repositioning voyage towards Naples, where she's expected to take service on Napoli-Palermo this Friday night.

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And made the first part of that voyage with another prolonged period of 26 knot running. Hopefully this means she has been properly fixed up and is mechanically healthy again.
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More from her recent dry docking in Marseille.

GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram
GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram

GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram
GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram

GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram
GNV Spirit Marseille drydocking 2024 © luca_vine/Instagram

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/C5WRl2Uoh5A
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hhvferry wrote: 27 Apr 2024 21:23 [font][font]Altro dal suo recente attracco a Marsiglia. [/font][/font]

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She looks almost toy-like in that second photo.
 
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