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Spirit of Tasmania III

Spirit of Tasmania III

Owner......TTLine company Pty Ltd.
Builder......Schichau Seebelk Germany.
Year Built......1995.
Ship Type......RO/Passenger V/L.
Overall length......173.7 metres.
Overall width...... 24 metres.
Gross tonnage...... 23,663 tonnes.
Dead weight...... 5717 tonnes.
Engines......4x12 ZA 4OS Zagoda Sulzer

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Soon to be renamed "The Premier's Folly" Simon
 

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Well she is certainly costing the Tasmanian Govt a lot of money in the current financial arrangements that is for sure.
Doug
 

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They should advertise on national telly!!! (if your a Queenslander it saves that shocking trip down to Melbourne) had a lovely time aboard & coasting in to Sydney homeward was sheer joy at 25 knots, Sydney Harbour would have to be the most beautiful harbour in the world!!!!!
Simon.
 

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I thought they had been on TV with it...problem is though that if the weather is bad its a miserable trip and it can really throw schedules way out of kilter, some of the worst waters in the world as u would well know. The last time I costed it I didnt think it was all that cheap either, but it certainly saves a long drive out of Qld or Nsw. Fly/drive aint cheap either but it might be a better way to start a holiday that heaving your heart up. I must admit I really thort they would can the Sydney service but they apparently prefer to throw vast amounts of money into it and subsidise it still..I think they were talking about another 18 months if I remember correctly...and I agree Sydney harbour is magnificent if not the most magnificent (could get some arguements there methinks!!...will have to see what flak arrives). Cheers
Doug
 

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Oh no Doug, Simon is right Sydney harbour is the most beautiful harbour in the world.

Sprit ex Sydney is pricing itself out of the market but I thought the ex Melbourne prices quite reasonable
 

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Sydney Harbour/Two versus one so far...we will see...and I agree Mel prices are much better...but u gotta get down there!!
Cheers..Doug
 

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It's worth the trip Doug....trust me I'm an ex merchant seaman LOL
 

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And soon to be defunct as from August 2006 (I'll get a sat nav for the next trip!!)
lol Simon.
 

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