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-Sea Jets

Built in 2000 (age 24). Registered in Limassol. Current line: None (under refit in Elefsina)


The impressive high speed ferry WORLDCHAMPION JET was built in 2000 in Australia. She began service as the VILLUM CLAUSEN for the Danish company Bornholms Traffiken, and was deployed on the Rønne-Ystad line, which connects the Danish island of Bornholm with Sweden via the Baltic Sea. At the time of her delivery, she was the fastest passenger ship in the world, and held the record for the fastest speed ever recorded by a ferry from 2000 until 2013, when it was surpassed by the newly-built FRANCISCO of the Argentinian company Buquebus. In 2005 she hit the quay in Rønne, which required her to be repaired in Landskrona. In 2006 she collided with the GRYF of the Polish company Unity Line in Ystad, and later that year she hit the lighthouse of Rønne, and suffered significant damage. She was again repaired in Landskrona and returned to service. In 2010, Bornholms Traffiken merged with the Danish services of Scandlines, which resulted in the creation of the new company Danske Færgen. As a result, Bornholms Traffiken was renamed Bornholmer Færgen. In 2018, after 18 years of service on the Rønne-Ystad line, the VILLUM CLAUSEN was sold to the Greek company Sea Jets. She arrived in Greece under the name WORLDCHAMPION JET. After being converted in Salamina, she entered service in 2019 on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Naxos-Santorini line. She automatically became the fastest ship in the Greek coastal service, and her entry to service was a massive success, as she made an immediate impact thanks to her speed and her impressive accommodation. Her introduction was widely acclaimed by passengers, and she also went on to win the prestigious 'Ship of the Year' award given by Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards for 2019. In 2020 she was inserted on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line, while in the summer of 2021 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line.

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