Condor France

Condor France at sea.
Condor France. Ian BOYLE collection (Simplon Postcards)

Saint-Malo was built in 1993 for Emeraude Lines, which was wanting to operate her on their Saint-Malo – Channel Islands service. On 20th April 1995, Saint-Malo grounded off the coasts of Jersey. Once towed to port and repaired, she was offered for sale.

In 1996, Condor Ferries purchased her to replace Condor 8 on their own Saint-Malo – Saint-Helier | Saint-Peter Port service, where she remained until late-1998. When introduced, she was renamed Condor France.

Condor France was then sold and renamed Acacia. She was sold again in September 2008 and renamed Spirit 1 for service in Guadeloupe.

In March 2011, she was sold again and renamed Lovely 1, operated under the Dominican flag. She is lost since May 2014.

Technical Specifications of Condor France
Condor France (1996 - 1999)
The Ship
Launch 1993
Owner Condor Ferries
Operator Condor Ferries
Routes Saint-Malo (FRA) - Channel Islands
IMO 9038555
MMSI 325446000
Port of Registry Saint-Peter Port, Guernsey
Technical Specifications
Length 42.00 m
Breadth 11.00 m
Gross Tonnage 858 GT


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