Condor 8

Condor 8 at sea.
Condor 8 at sea. Picture Condor Ferries.

Following the launch of its service from Weymouth to the Channel Islands, Condor decided to purchase a new ship to replace Condor 5, sent to Weymouth, on the Saint-Malo service. However, the company chose not to order a further hydrofoil to Rodriquez shipyard, deciding to purchase a new catamaran, seven years after the failure of Condor 6’s trials.

Condor 8 was introduced on the Saint-Malo service in 1988, and remain operated by Condor until October 1997. It was actually planned to replace her in the fleet the following season with the service resuming of Condor 10, however Condor 8 has been eventually replaced by Condor Vitesse.

Sold, Condor 8 was renamed Waterways 1. She was sold again in January 2000, to SNAV. Her new owner changed her name to SNAV Aries, and introduced her on a route linking Anzio and Ponza, in Italy.


Table of Contents

  1. Photo Library
  2. See Also
Technical Spcecifications of Condor 8
Condor 8 (1988 - 1997)
The Ship
Launch 1988
Maiden Voyage 1988
Owner Condor Ltd
Operator Condor Ltd
Routes Saint-Malo - Channel Islands
IMO 8807492
MMSI 2470586000
Port of Registry Saint-Peter Port, Guernsey
Technical Specifications
Length 37m
Breadth 10m
Gross Tonnage 324 GT
Deadweight 31t
Engines specifications
Engines 2 engines
Maximum Speed 30 knots max - 27 knots service
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers 280 passengers

Photo Library

See Also


  • "Vessel details for: SNAV ARIES". In MarineTraffic, Maltenoz Ltd, 2015. [retrieved 23rd August 2015]. Available at ;
  • "Condor Ferries: Page 2 - Fast Vessels". In Simplon Postcards, Boyle, I., 2008. [retrieved 23rd August 2015]. Available at