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-ΑΝΕS Ferries  

Built in 1974 (age 50). Registered in Rhodes. Current line: None (laid-up in Salamina)

The small conventional ferry SYMI was built in 1974 in Greece, as the MARIA for the Greek company Mavroïdis and Company. She was deployed on the Saronic Gulf, on the Piraeus-Aegina-Methana-Poros-Hydra-Ermioni-Spetses line, where she would go on to spend the bulk of her career. In 1977 she was converted in Perama, whereupon she became a passenger-only vessel. She then resumed service on the Saronic Gulf. In 1981 she was sold to Lefakis Shipping, was renamed EFTYCHIA, and continued to serve the Piraeus-Aegina-Methana-Poros-Hydra-Ermioni-Spetses line. In 1993 she once again underwent a conversion in Perama, and was once again remodeled as a ferry. In the process, she was lengthened, her accommodation superstructure and her passenger areas were largely modified, and her passenger capacity increased. She once again resumed service on the Saronic Gulf. In 1999 her company was taken over by Minoan Flying Dolphins. She joined the Saronikos Ferries division and continued her service on the Saronic Gulf. The company was renamed Hellas Flying Dolphins in 2002. In 2005, just before her company was rebranded as Hellenic Seaways, the EFTYCHIA was sold to ANES Ferries and was renamed SYMI. She was deployed on the Rhodes-Symi line on the Dodecanese. In 2008 she was sold to Sea Dreams, which continued to operate her on the Rhodes-Symi line, while occasionally deploying her on the Rhodes-Marmaris line. In 2018, she once again joined ANES Ferries, as part of a trade which saw her former ANES Ferries fleetmate, the SYMI II, joining Sea Dreams instead. The SYMI was deployed on the Sporades, serving the Agios Konstantinos-Skiathos-Skopelos line. In 2021 she extended her service by being deployed on the Agios Konstantinos-Glyfa-Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonissos-Mantoudi line, but her season was cut short after she suffered a major engine failure. She was repaired in Salamina and was deployed on the Agios Konstantinos-Glyfa-Skiathos-Skopelos line in 2022. After the season ended she was laid-up in Salamina.

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