MV Coastal Renaissance

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Coastal Renaissance Ferry entering Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal - 20080210.jpg
Coastal Renaissance entering Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal on February 10, 2008.
History
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Name: M/V Coastal Renaissance
Operator: BC Ferries
Port of registry: Victoria
Route: Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay
Awarded: September 17, 2004
Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Yard number: 733
Laid down: January 2, 2007
Launched: April 19, 2007
In service: March 8, 2008
Homeport: Departure Bay
Identification:
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)
Capacity:
  • 1,650 passengers
  • 370 vehicles
Crew: minimum 29 when sailing with passengers

MV Coastal Renaissance is the first of three Coastal Class ships delivered to BC Ferries. This ship operates mainly on the Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route in the peak season and on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route in the low season, but can replace her sisters on any of the major cross-Strait routes whenever they go for refits.

The ship was launched on April 19, 2007, and has completed major construction. The ship left FSG for her delivery voyage to British Columbia on October 27, 2007. She transited the Panama Canal on November 21.

The ship arrived in Nanaimo on December 13, 2007, after passing by Victoria and looping around Vancouver Harbour. After post-delivery activities, including crew training, she entered service.

Amenities include cafes, a gift shop, play areas, arcade, and business work stations.[citation needed]

This vessel also carried the flame of Olympic for Vancouver 2010.[2]

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