Maiden voyage from Newhaven - well, under this name!

By Andy Gilbert



Andy Gilbert

This is the fast ferry Elite, seen here on 10th March 1998, her 'maiden' voyage. The string of flags on the loading ramp are a bit of a give-away! Well, it was a sort of maiden voyage, as she'd actually arrived here a year previously, but in her Stena Line guise as Stena Lynx III. The merger of P&O and Stena Lines' cross channel routes meant a new livery and a new name. She was a good fast ferry for this route, the Incat catamaran design giving a more comfortable ride for her passengers if things became a little 'bumpy' mid-channel.

She would only do the two seasons on the run before P&O pulled out of the route.


This page was added by Andy Gilbert on 26/08/2015.

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