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Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« on: July 12, 2017, 06:21:30 PM »
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Tallink Grupp
Company Announcement

Tallinn, 2017-07-12 19:01 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sale of the Superfast vessels

The subsidiaries of AS Tallink Grupp, Baltic SF VII Ltd and Baltic SF VIII Ltd have concluded the sale agreements with Stena Ropax Limited for M/S Stena Superfast VII (ex name Superfast VII) and M/S Stena Superfast VIII (ex name Superfast VIII). Value of the deal is 133.5 million euros. The vessels will be delivered to the buyer in December 2017. Until then vessels continue operations in the UK waters according to the charter agreements concluded in August 2011 by Stena Line Ltd.

The cash flow from the sale of the vessels will strengthen the group's financial position. The profit from the sale of the vessels is not significant to the consolidated results of AS Tallink Grupp.
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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 11:27:31 AM »
Not many seen that coming, quality second hand vessels seem to be a bit scarce and any that come on the market are getting  top prices.

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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 10:22:03 AM »
I hope they consider giving them all more sensible names - probably not immediately because it may be dependant on where they eventually end up.

PaddyL

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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 01:32:34 PM »
I hope they consider giving them all more sensible names - probably not immediately because it may be dependant on where they eventually end up.

Surely they will stay on Belfast - Cairnryan?

After all the marketing I can't see the Superfast branding going.

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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 04:21:53 PM »
Might depend on who owns the trademark - that is if its actually registered.

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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 11:05:11 PM »
Might depend on who owns the trademark - that is if its actually registered.
It is quite possible that these two could make their way to the Baltic to replace older tonnage when the four newbuilds enter service out of Belfast.

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Re: Stena Superfast VII and VIII sold
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 08:50:58 PM »
Might depend on who owns the trademark - that is if its actually registered.
It is quite possible that these two could make their way to the Baltic to replace older tonnage when the four newbuilds enter service out of Belfast.

There is a school of thought that Stena's announcement about the four newbuilds going to Belfast was a ploy in aiding negotiations with Tallink to purchase Superfast VII and VIII. Much of the recent PR surrounding the purchase uses language that suggests they will remain on the Loch Ryan route. Some people closer to the operation than me have also indicated they will be remaining where they are.