Blue Star Ferries
Blue Star Ferries is a brand name of Blue Star Maritime S.A. The company operates ferry services from the Greek mainland to the Aegean Islands.
Blue star ferries is the biggest ferry company in Greece serving more than 20 destinations. Their fleet is composed of modern ferries, whose course speeds range from 23 to 30 knots.
Blue Star Ferries was founded in 1965 as Strintzis Lines by the Strintzis family from Lixouri, Kefalonia. The company was rebranded as Blue Ferries in 2000 following Attica Enterprises' acquisition of a 48% stake in the company. Blue Star Ferries is a sister company of Superfast Ferries, as both are part of the Attica Group and have had partnership in some routes, such as Rosyth to Zeebrugge and presently Piraeus-Heraklion.
In 2006 Blue Star Maritime S.A. purchased the Dodecanese ferry company DANE Sea Lines.
Blue Star Ferries ordered two ferry-type ships at Daewoo Shipyards in Korea. The first ferry, named Blue Star Delos, was delivered in first 10 days of October 2011 and the second, Blue Star Patmos in July 2012. Blue Star Delos is currently on the route: Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Thira and Blue Star Patmos on the route: Piraeus-Chios-Mytilini(Lesvos).
|Blue Star 1||2000||2000||29.415 GT||176,1 m||25,7 m||1,890||780||28|
|Blue Star 2||2000||2000||29.415 GT||176,1 m||25,7 m||1,854||780||28|
|Blue Horizon||1987||2000||27.320 GT||187,1 m||27 m||1,488||780||23|
|Blue Star Paros||2002||2002||10.438 GT||124 m||19 m||1,474||240||24|
|Blue Star Naxos||2002||2002||10.438 GT||124 m||19 m||1,474||240||24|
|Diagoras||1990||2006||9.834 GT||141,5 m||23 m||1.462||274||21,1|
|Blue Star Delos||2011||2011||17.550 GT||145 m||24 m||2,400||430||25,5|
|Blue Star Patmos||2012||2012||17.550 GT||145 m||24 m||2,000||430||25,5|
|Blue Galaxy||1992||2015||29.992 GT||192 m||27 m||1,740||780||24|
Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
|Blue Carrier 1||2000||2019||13.073 GT||142,5 m||23,5 m||18||1,680 lane metres||17,5|
One of Blue Star Ferries' boats took the role of Princess Myrto in the Greek TV Show Θα Σε Δω Στο Πλοίο (literally translated: I'll See You on the Ferry) broadcast by Alpha TV, a Greek channel, in 2000 till 2002. The majority of the filming for this series was on the boat itself except for on-location filming of the characters on holiday or on leave. This is still being broadcast in certain Greek speaking countries like Cyprus.
- Attica Enterprises Annual Report 2000
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2010-01-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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