Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions/RMC released the timelapse of its 2-year-long construction of the cruiseferry Tallink MySTAR.
The time-lapse shows various stages of the construction process throughout the different seasons as we get a behind-the-scenes peek into the vessel's creation.
The construction was launched back in April 2020 and the ferry was completed/delivered on December 7th to Tallink Grupp.
The Ice-class 1A Tallink MySTAR has a GT tonnage/volume of 50625 tons and is 30.6 m wide (36 m max width) and 212 m long. The boat can accommodate 2800 passengers (max capacity) and up to 750 vehicles (wheeled cargo capacity). It has 12 decks and is fitted with 47 cabins. The ship can operate at max speed 27 knots / 50 kph / 31 mph.
MySTAR has five 8-cylinder dual-fuel main (MAN dual fuel) engines with total power output 42000 KW running on both LNG (liquefied natural gas) and MDO/marine diesel oil. The diesel-electric propulsion system is combined with FPPs/fixed-pitch propellers. The boat is also fitted with a shore-power conectivity.
MySTAR's shipbuilding cost is EUR 247 million, Tallink revealed.
Tallink Grupp’s newest flagship arrived at its homeport Tallinn/Old City Harbour (Estonia) on December 10th, 2022.
The ferry commenced operating on December 13th departing from Tallinn to Helsinki (Finland).
MySTAR will join the fleetmates Star and Megastar on the shuttle service route. The fleet of Tallink consists of 15 ships operating routes under the brands of Silja Line and Tallink.