Naviera Armas

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Naviera Armas S.A.
Industry Shipping
Founded 1941
Headquarters Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Area served
Atlantic Ocean
Alboran Sea
Services Passenger transportation
Freight transportation
Website www.naviera-armas.com

Naviera Armas Ferries is a company in Spain, founded in the 1940s, which operates at least 10 ferries. The company operates mainly in the Canaries, although from 2008 services were available to the island of Madeira and Portugal, further north. However at the end of January 2012 the service to Madeira was abruptly withdrawn, the reason for this together with the future of the route being unclear.

Fleet[edit]

Naviera Armas operate a fleet of eleven vessels.

Name Built Enterered service Tonnage Notes Source
Alborán 1999 2014 6.346 GT Incat Hull 052. Timechartered to Naviera Armas, Los Cristianos - Puerto de la Estaca [1]
Volcán de Taburiente 2006 2006 12,895 GT Los Christianos de Tenerife – San Sebastian de La Gomera [2]
Volcán de Tamadaba 2007 2007 19,976 GT Las Palmas - Arrecife [3]
Volcán de Tamasite 2004 2004 17,343 GT Tenerife - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Morro Jable [4]
Volcán de Tauce 1995 1995 9,667 GT Las Palmas - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario [5]
Volcán de Teneguía 1997 1997 11,197 GT chartered to Acciona [6]
Volcán de Tijarafe 2007 2007 19,976 GT Tenerife - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [7]
Volcán de Timanfaya 2005 2005 17,343 GT Motril-Al Hoceima/Nador [8]
Volcán de Tinamar 2011 2011 29,514 GT Motril-Melilla [9]
Volcán de Tindaya 2003 2003 3,500 GT Corralejo - Playa Blanca. Entered service in 2003. Crossing time 35 mins. [10]
Volcán del Teide 2011 2011 29,757 GT Huelva - Santa Cruz de Tenerife [11]

In the face of competition from rival Canary Islands ferry company Fred. Olsen Express which operates an entirely high speed fleet, Naviera Armas has acquired two Incat fast catamaran ferries and ordered a third from Incat's Hobart shipyard.

Name Built Enterered service Tonnage Notes Source
Volcán de Tirajana 2002 2015 6,581 GT Incat Hull 062, 98 x 26 metres, 35 knots operational speed. 900 passengers, 287 cars [12]
Volcán de Teno 2000 2016 6,360 GT Incat Hull 056. 96 x 27 metres, 38 knots (70 kmh) service speed. 966 passengers, 290 cars. / Motril-Al Hoceïma (NOVEMBER 2017, laid up in Cadiz) [13]
Incat Hull 091 2019 2019 10,800 GT Incat 091. 109 x31 metres, 35 knots operational speed, 1184 pass (155 business class), 390 cars. Cost €74 million [14][15]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

These are the sources listed for the above information.

  • [1] Official Website
  • [2] Ferry Website displaying info on the firm: Simplon PC
  • [3] Newspaper article source (adapted).