MV Coastal Celebration

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Ferry MV Coastal Celebration arrival at Departure Bay (cropped).jpg
Coastal Celebration arriving at Departure Bay on June 18, 2008.
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Name: M/V Coastal Celebration
Operator: BC Ferries
Port of registry: Victoria
Route: Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen
Awarded: September 17, 2004
Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Cost: 23.13 million  ???
Yard number: 735
Laid down: September 1, 2007
Launched: December 14, 2007
Acquired: May 8, 2008
In service: November 21, 2008
Out of service: May 5 2011-May 12 2011
Homeport: Swartz Bay
General characteristics
Class and type: Coastal Class
Tonnage: 1,770 t (Deadweight)
Displacement: 10,034 t (9,876 long tons; 11,061 short tons) (max)
Length: 160 m (524 ft 11 14 in)
Beam: 28.2 m (92 ft 6 14 in)
Draft: 5.75 m (18 ft 10 38 in)
Propulsion: Four MaK 8M32C diesel engines [1]
Speed: 21 knots (24 mph; 39 km/h)
  • 1,650 passengers
  • 370 vehicles

M/V Coastal Celebration is the third and final Coastal Class ship to be delivered to BC Ferries. Amenities include a Coastal Cafe, Coast Cafe Express, Passages gift shop, SeaWest Lounge, Kid Zone play areas, arcade, business work stations, a conference room, and staterooms. Unlike her sister ships, Coastal Renaissance and Coastal Inspiration, the Coastal Celebration is equipped with a Pacific Buffet for service on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route. The buffet is in place of the Sitka Coffee Place, at one end of deck 6.

Coastal Celebration has completed major construction. The vessel left Flensburg on May 9, made a promotional stop in London, England on May 12, 2008, transited the Panama Canal on June 1 and arrived in B.C. on June 18. She is now in service.


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