M/V Commodore Goodwill

Commodore Goodwill departing Saint-Malo.
M/V Commodore Goodwill. Picture Antoine H.

Commodore Goodwill is one of two RoRo ferries ordered on 16th December 1994 to Koninglijke Schelde Groep shipyard by Commodore Shipping, in order to update its fleet serving the Portsmouth – Channel Islands route. The second ship, christened as Island Commodore was introduced in 1995.

Commodore Goodwill was launched on 6th November 1995, and delivered on 1st March 1996 to NYDA Shipping. Commodore Goodwill performed her maiden voyage on 4th March 1996 from Guernsey, replacing Commodore Clipper (4). She has been operated on this route since then. At week ends, Commodore Goodwill has also been operating since the mid-00s a freight-only service to Saint-Malo, enabling the carrying of French goods to the Channel Islands.

In 2004, following Condor Ferries' policy of operating all of its services under its brand, Commodore Goodwill was repainted to Condor Ferries' brand colours. She however kept her blue hull.

On 10th December 2007, whilst Commodore Goodwill was entering Elizabeth Harbour in Saint-Helier in inclement sea conditions, she collided with the marina’s pier. One of her propeller was damaged and she had to be sent to Falmouth to enable repairs. Brittany FerriesCoutances had to be chartered in on the purpose of taking Commodore Goodwill’s schedule.

In 2012, Condor Ltd became the owner of Commodore Goodwill, instead of the Bahamas-registered society that had owned her since her introduction.

In order to enable Commodore Goodwill to comply with the latest European regulations regarding ships exhausts, she was to be equipped with scrubbers during Winter 2015. She was meanwhile repainted to the new Condor Ferries’ livery. However, due to scrubbers being delivered behind schedule, she has only be equipped with them between 19th June and 3rd July 2016.


Table of Contents

  1. Photo Library
  2. See Also
Technical Specifications of M/V Commodore Goodwill
M/V Commodore Goodwill (1996 onwards)
The Ship
Launch 6th November 1995
Maiden Voyage 4th March 1996
Shipyard Koninklijke Schelde Groep BV, Vlissingen (NLD)
Owner NYDA Shipping (1996 - 2012)
Condor Ltd (2012 onwards)
Operator Commodore Shipping (1996 - 2004)
Condor Ferries (2004 onwards)
Routes Portsmouth (GBR) - Channel Islands - Saint-Malo (FRA)
IMO 9117985
MMSI 3095360000
Call Sign C6NU8
Port of Registry Nassau, Bahamas
Technical Specifications
Length 126.40 m
Breadth 21.40 m
Draught 4.50 m
Gross Tonnage 11,166 GT
Net Tonnage 3,350 NT
Deadweight 5,215 DWT
Engines specifications
Engines 2 engines MaK with 6 cylinders each
Power 8,600 kW
Maximum Speed 17.3 knots
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers 12 crew
Cabins 12 en-suite cabins
Garage 1,250 lanemeters of garage
94 12m-trailers

Photo Library

See Also


  • "The Fleet". In Condor Freight, Condor Ltd, 2015. [retrieved 25th August 2015]. Available at www.condorferriesfreight.co.uk ;
  • "Mv Commodore Goodwill, Past and Present". In Dover Ferry Photos Forum, Goodfellow, R. ; Thornton N. ; Cloke P., 2015. [retrieved 25th August 2015]. Available at www.doverferryphotosforums.co.uk ;
  • "M/F Commodore Goodwill". In The Ferry Site, Koefoed-Hansen, M., 2015. [retrieved 25th August 2015]. Available at www.ferry-site.dk ;
  • "Condor Ferries:Page 1 - Commodore Shipping Conventional Ships". In Simplon Postcards, Boyle, I., 2008. [retrieved 25th August 2015]. Available at www.simplonpc.co.uk.