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CALDERA VISTA (ΚΑΛΝΤΕΡΑ ΒΙΣΤΑ)

-Sea Jets

ex-MASTER JET (ΜΑΣΤΕΡ ΤΖΕΤ), also for Sea Jets (2011-2018)

Built in 1991 (age 33). Registered in Limassol. Current line: Under charter

The high speed ferry CALDERA VISTA was built in Australia in 1991, and was delivered as the HOVERSPEED FRANCE for the British company Sea Containers. She began service on the Calais-Dover line on the Channel. In 1992 she was chartered to Sardinia Ferries and she operated on the Civitavecchia-Olbia line under the name SARDEGNA EXPRESS. She returned to Sea Containers (which had just been renamed SeaCat) in 1993, was renamed SEACAT BOULOGNE and she was deployed on the Folkestone-Boulogne line. She was then renamed SEACAT ISLE OF MAN the following year, as she was chartered by the Isle Man Steam Packet Company for service on the Liverpool-Fleetwood-Douglas-Dublin-Belfast line on the Irish Sea. She was then sub-chartered to Condor Ferries and was deployed on the Weymouth-Jersey-Guernsey line on the Channel. This was followed by another charter that same year to ColorSeaCat, a subsidiary of the Norwegian giants Color Line, whereupon she was renamed SEACAT NORGE. She operated during that summer on the Frederikshavn-Langesund line on the Skagerrak. In 1997 she was again renamed SEACAT ISLE OF MAN and she was chartered back to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, which bought her in 1998. She operated on the Liverpool-Douglas-Dublin-Belfast line. In 2005 she was renamed SEA EXPRESS 1, after being chartered to Irish Sea Express, being deployed on the Liverpool-Dublin line on the Irish Sea. She suffered a serious collision in 2007 with a bulk carrier on the River Mersey and she returned to her owners the following year, whereupon she was renamed SNAEFFEL. She was deployed on the Liverpool-Douglas line. She was released by her company in 2011 and she was chartered to the Greek company Sea Jets, with an option to buy. She was renamed MASTER JET and arrived in Greece, but she was laid-up in Keratsini for the entire year. Sea Jets however activated their buying option, and the ship was deployed on the Heraklion-Rethymnon-Santorini line in 2012 and in 2013. In 2014 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line. In 2015 she operated in all of Sea Jets' lines as a replacement ship, being deployed on the Heraklion-Rethymnon-Santorini-Ios-Naxos-Mykonos line, the Piraeus-Mykonos-Naxos-Santorini line, the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Koufonisi-Amorgos line and the Piraeus-Sifnos-Milos-Folgeandros-Ios-Santorini line. In 2016 she was deployed on the Rafina-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line, though she was quickly replaced by the PAROS JET. She successfully reprised her role as a replacement ship for the rest of that year. In 2017 she and her fleetmate MEGA JET were chartered to the Portuguese company Atlântico Line for service on the Azores Archipelago, on the Vila Do Porto-Ponta Delgada-Praia Da Vitória-Velas-Pico-Horta lifeline. In 2018, she returned to Sea Jets, being renamed CALDERA VISTA, and was deployed on the Heraklion-Rethymnon-Santorini-Paros-Mykonos-Tinos-Syros line. In 2019 she was deployed on the Heraklion-Santorini-Ios-Paros-Mykonos line. In 2020 she was deployed on her company's inter-Cyclades service, being inserted on the Lavrion-Kea-Kythnos-Karystos-Andros-Tinos-Syros-Paros-Naxos-Donousa-Amorgos-Koufonisi-Schoinousa-Irakleia-Folegandros-Sikinos-Ios-Thirassia-Santorini-Anafi lifeline. In 2024 she was chartered to Africa Morocco Link.

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