Coastal Renaissance entering Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal on February 10, 2008.
Port of registry:
Departure Bay- Horseshoe Bay
September 17, 2004
January 2, 2007
April 19, 2007
March 8, 2008
Class and type:
1,770 t (
t (9,876 long tons; 11,061 short tons) (max)
160 m (524 ft
11 in) 1⁄ 4
28.2 m (92 ft
6 in) 1⁄ 4
5.75 m (18 ft
10 in) 3⁄ 8
MaK 8M32C diesel engines 
knots (24 mph; 39 km/h)
minimum 29 when sailing with passengers
MV is the first of three Coastal Renaissance 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.
This vessel also carried the flame of Olympic for
Vancouver 2010. 
References [ edit ]
BC Ferries Press Release, September 17, 2004
BC Ferries Press Release (vessel names), May 11, 2006
BC Ferries Press Release (construction begins), August 29, 2006
BC Ferries Press Release (transits Gatún locks), November 21, 2007
BC Ferries Press Release (transits Miraflores locks), November 21, 2007
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