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Ibiza - Formentera Ferries

The fast - and not-so-fast - ferries taking people between Ibiza and Formentera throughout many summers.

After many years of co-operation, I noticed on my early 2011 visit that Balearia and Trasmapi appear to be competing again - with some ferries operating at around the same times. The boats have also lost their dual markings. In June 2011, nearly all of the jet and express ferries were operated by Trasmapi - the exception being Eivissa Jet, which now carried Balearia markings, operating the route with Nixe. By the end of 2011 Eivissa Jet no longer had Balearia markings, and appears still to be a Trasmapi boat.

By September 2011, Balearia had acquired two more old Fjellstrand 38.8m's (similar to Eivissa Jet) for the route from an Italian company, imaginatively named 'Maverick' and 'Maverick Dos'. Neither looked as smart as Eivissa Jet.

In September 2011 Mediterranea Pitiusa's Westamaran 95, Aigues de Formentera, seemed to have gone. I'm not surprised because it is some years since I saw this boat in service. However, she still appears in Mediterranea Pitiusa's fleet list in early 2012. Late in 2011, an addition to the Mediterranea Pitiusa fleet appeared. Monohull "Aires de Formentera" was built in 2007 and was previously named "Jacques Cartier", operated by the french Compagnie Corsaire between St Malo and Jersey. Now repainted, She has been operating the Formentera - Ibiza route during the winter season.

In 2011, I wrote: "It will be interesting to see what 2012 brings......"

On 15th February, Maverick Dos ran aground spectacularly on the small island of Sa Torreta, off Espalmador, whilst crossing from Ibiza to Formentera, beached completely clear of the water by the time she stopped. Her captain stayed on the ferry until all passengers and crew had been safely evacuated. She was finally removed from Sa Torreta on 23rd May, arriving at Denia for repair on 24th. See: http://www.pbase.com/davel/maverickdos During the 2012 summer season Balearia chartered another fastjet, Balear Jet, from Interilles as a replacement.

Thanks for visiting, Dave.
Maverick Dos, the ferry that ran aground in darkness on the evening of 15th February 2012, has been
repaired and returned to Formentera on 6th June 2013. She has been in service between Ibiza and Formentera since then.

There are some reports that she was operating from Palma, Mallorca earlier in 2013.

The beaching story can be seen at: http://www.pbase.com/davel/maverickdos
Balearia's Maverick Dos Returns - June 2013

Maverick Dos, the ferry that ran aground in darkness on the evening of 15th February 2012, has been
repaired and returned to Formentera on 6th June 2013. She has been in service between Ibiza and Formentera since then.

There are some reports that she was operating from Palma, Mallorca earlier in 2013.

The beaching story can be seen at: http://www.pbase.com/davel/maverickdos

Back again following repairs
Maverick Dos at La Savina

Back again following repairs

Maverick Dos at La Savina
Maverick Dos at La Savina
Yes, It Really IS Maverick Dos
Yes, It Really IS Maverick Dos
Posidonia's Bow Door at La Savina
Posidonia's Bow Door at La Savina
Espalmador Ferry 'Bahia' Returning
Espalmador Ferry 'Bahia' Returning
A line of Formentera ferries at Ibiza:

Formentera Jet, Espalmador Jet, Posidonia, Blau de Formentera
Formentera Ferry Line-Up

A line of Formentera ferries at Ibiza:

Formentera Jet, Espalmador Jet, Posidonia, Blau de Formentera

Car Ferry Posidonia makes four crossings in each direction, with fares reduced considerably from those on Nixe, their fast car ferry. 
Return passenger fares are around 70% of fast ferry prices.

Probably a replacement for Arlequin Rojo.
Balearia Introduce Low Cost Ferry Posidonia

Car Ferry Posidonia makes four crossings in each direction, with fares reduced considerably from those on Nixe, their fast car ferry.
Return passenger fares are around 70% of fast ferry prices.

Probably a replacement for Arlequin Rojo.

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season. 
Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012.

Currently registered in Limassol, Cyprus, Balear Jet was built by AA Marine Brodrene - Hyen, Norway in 1989 and was originally named San Pietro, operating between Germany and Denmark, Finland and Estonia, England (Newhaven) and France.
In 1997 she was re-named Maria Dolores and operated in the Balearics for Interilles Express.
In 2002 she was re-named Sea Jet 1, operating in Malta the Adriatic Sea.
After being laid-up in Greece for a period, in 2007 she was bought by Interilles Express and later re-named Balear Jet , operating between Mallorca and Menorca.
Balear Jet at La Savina

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season.
Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012.

Currently registered in Limassol, Cyprus, Balear Jet was built by AA Marine Brodrene - Hyen, Norway in 1989 and was originally named San Pietro, operating between Germany and Denmark, Finland and Estonia, England (Newhaven) and France.
In 1997 she was re-named Maria Dolores and operated in the Balearics for Interilles Express.
In 2002 she was re-named Sea Jet 1, operating in Malta the Adriatic Sea.
After being laid-up in Greece for a period, in 2007 she was bought by Interilles Express and later re-named Balear Jet , operating between Mallorca and Menorca.

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season. 
Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012. 

Evidence of her Interisles connection can be seen near her stern.
Balear Jet at La Savina

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season.
Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012.

Evidence of her Interisles connection can be seen near her stern.

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season. Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012.
Balear Jet at La Savina

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season. Chartered from Interisles, she returned to Mallorca at the end of September 2012.

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season.
Smoky Joe - Balear Jet at La Savina

In early July 2012, Balear Jet was introduced onto the Ibiza-Formentera Route - almost certainly diverted from her usual Mallorca-Menorca route as a replacement for the ill-fated Maverick Dos during the high season.

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Ulises Cat at La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Capita Jack at La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Balear Jet and Espalmador Jet at La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Espalmador Jet arriving at La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Balear Jet Approaching La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Ulises Express approaching La Savina - September 2012

La Savina, Formentera, Balearic Islands

Balear Jet Passing Illetes -  September 2012
Balear Jet Passing Illetes - September 2012
La Savina June 2012
Balearia's Maverick's New Paintjob

La Savina June 2012

Trasmapi's Formentera Jet, Mediterranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera and Balearia's Nixe
Three Ferries, Three Operators - June 2012

Trasmapi's Formentera Jet, Mediterranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera and Balearia's Nixe

Nixe at La Savina June 2012
Nixe at La Savina June 2012
La Savina June 2012
Blau de Formentera's Jets Manouvering Her Into The Berth

La Savina June 2012

The first time I've seen her painted in the Navy Blue Trasmapi Colours.

When I saw her in September 2011, she was still in her original maroon http://www.pbase.com/image/138411588
Cala Saona at La Savina June 2012

The first time I've seen her painted in the Navy Blue Trasmapi Colours.

When I saw her in September 2011, she was still in her original maroon http://www.pbase.com/image/138411588

Mediterranea Pitiusa's ferry Aires de Formentera
Passengers Arriving At La Savina

Mediterranea Pitiusa's ferry Aires de Formentera

June 2012
Mediterranea Pitiusa's Aires de Formentera at La Savina

June 2012

La Savina June 2012
Maverick 1 - the one that didn't run aground!
Maverick Carrying a New Coronita Advert

La Savina June 2012
Maverick 1 - the one that didn't run aground!

Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's new ferry Aires de Formentera at Ibiza
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Maverick passing Illetes -  September 2011
Balearia's Maverick passing Illetes - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Seen here in September 2011 with Balearia Markings.

In November 2011, she was seen at Ibiza with Trasmapi markings, so has perhaps rejoined her sister Formentera Jet in Trasmapi's fleet following Balearia's acquisition of two other Fjellstrand 38.8m fastjets,
Maverick and Maverick2: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1441752

Trasmapi's Fleet list seems to confirm this: http://www.trasmapi.com/ferry-ibiza-formentera/en/flota-jet.html
Balearia's Eivissa Jet at La Savina - September 2011

Seen here in September 2011 with Balearia Markings.

In November 2011, she was seen at Ibiza with Trasmapi markings, so has perhaps rejoined her sister Formentera Jet in Trasmapi's fleet following Balearia's acquisition of two other Fjellstrand 38.8m fastjets,
Maverick and Maverick2: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1441752

Trasmapi's Fleet list seems to confirm this: http://www.trasmapi.com/ferry-ibiza-formentera/en/flota-jet.html

Trasmapi's Espalmador Jet, Meditrranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera, and Balearia's Evissa Jet
Three Main Ferry Operators at La Savina - September 2011

Trasmapi's Espalmador Jet, Meditrranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera, and Balearia's Evissa Jet

An addition to the Ulises fleet of two large express catamarans
Ulises Express at La Savina - September 2011

An addition to the Ulises fleet of two large express catamarans

Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick Dos at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet going astern at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet going astern at La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina - September 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet approaching La Savina - September 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet approaching La Savina - September 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet approaching La Savina - September 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet approaching La Savina - September 2011
Balearia's Nixe and Maverick at Ibiza - September 2011
Balearia's Nixe and Maverick at Ibiza - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at Ibiza - September 2011
Balearia's 'New' Ferry Maverick at Ibiza - September 2011
Aqua-Bus ran regular ferries between Ibiza and Formentera during 2011. They took longer, but were inexpensive and a lot more fun!

Seen together at Ibiza
Aqua-Bus ferry dwarfed by Trasmapi's Formentera Jet - September 2011

Aqua-Bus ran regular ferries between Ibiza and Formentera during 2011. They took longer, but were inexpensive and a lot more fun!

Seen together at Ibiza

Balearia's Ramon Llull at Ibiza - September 2011
Balearia's Ramon Llull at Ibiza - September 2011
With Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet astern
Mediterranea Pitiusa's ferry Menorca Express La Savina - June 2011

With Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet astern

Balearia's Nixe Casts Off - La Savina June 2011
Balearia's Nixe Casts Off - La Savina June 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet La Savina - June 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet La Savina - June 2011
Nixe always makes waves along the Formentera beaches as she powers off to Ibiza
Nixe Leaving La Savina - June 2011

Nixe always makes waves along the Formentera beaches as she powers off to Ibiza

Car/Cargo ferry Ofiusa Nova approaching La Savina - June 2011
Car/Cargo ferry Ofiusa Nova approaching La Savina - June 2011
Mediterranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera approaching La Savina - June 2011
Mediterranea Pitiusa's Blau de Formentera approaching La Savina - June 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet leaving La Savina - June 2011
Trasmapi's Ibiza Jet leaving La Savina - June 2011
Blau de Formentera arrives as Ibiza Jet leaves
Blau de Formentera and Ibiza Jet outside La Savina - June 2011

Blau de Formentera arrives as Ibiza Jet leaves

Following some split with Balearia, this Fjellstrand 38.8m ferry has lost all Balearia markings.
Trasmapi's Formentera Jet La Savina - June 2011

Following some split with Balearia, this Fjellstrand 38.8m ferry has lost all Balearia markings.

Arriving from Ibiza
Blau de Formentera at La Savina - June 2011

Arriving from Ibiza

Both boats have just arrived from Ibiza and are manouvering into adjacent berths
Ofiusa Nova and Blau de Formentera at La Savina - June 2011

Both boats have just arrived from Ibiza and are manouvering into adjacent berths

Ramon Llull operates the car ferry between Denia - Formentera - Ibiza
Baleraria's Ramon Llull arrives at La Savina from Denia - June 2011

Ramon Llull operates the car ferry between Denia - Formentera - Ibiza

Trasmapi's Espalmador Jet Approaching La Savina - June 2011
Trasmapi's Espalmador Jet Approaching La Savina - June 2011
Ramon Llull operates between Denia - Formentera - Ibiza
Baleraria's Ramon Llull arrives at La Savina from Denia - June 2011

Ramon Llull operates between Denia - Formentera - Ibiza

The largest ferry operating from La Savina when I was there, Ramon Llull.
Balearia's Ramon Llull La Savina - June 2011

The largest ferry operating from La Savina when I was there, Ramon Llull.

Following some split between Balearia and Trasmapi, this Fjellstrand 38.8m fastjet now carries Balearia markings, together with a new Coronita Cerveza advertisment.
Balearia's Eivissa Jet at La Savina - June 2011

Following some split between Balearia and Trasmapi, this Fjellstrand 38.8m fastjet now carries Balearia markings, together with a new Coronita Cerveza advertisment.

Cala Castell has been repainted in Trasmapi's colours since 2010

In May 2012 she was reported to be in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria - so may have been sold or leased-out by Trasmapi.
Cala Castell at La Savina - June 2011

Cala Castell has been repainted in Trasmapi's colours since 2010

In May 2012 she was reported to be in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria - so may have been sold or leased-out by Trasmapi.

Cala Castell has been repainted in Trasmapi's colours since 2010
Cala Castell at La Savina - June 2011

Cala Castell has been repainted in Trasmapi's colours since 2010

Still in her original colours
Trasmapi's Cala Saona - Seen at Ibiza June 2011

Still in her original colours

Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina during high winds
2010 - Rough Crossing Ahead for Eivissa Jet

Eivissa Jet leaving La Savina during high winds

She is still carrying the Shandy adverisement seen in 2009
Eivissa Jet At La Savina - 2010

She is still carrying the Shandy adverisement seen in 2009

Blau de Forementera At La Savina - 2010
Blau de Forementera At La Savina - 2010
Nixe At La Savina - 2010
Nixe At La Savina - 2010
Eivissa Jet, Blau de Formentera and Nixe
Ferries at La Savina - 2010

Eivissa Jet, Blau de Formentera and Nixe

Eivissa Jet Leaving  La Savina - 2010
Eivissa Jet Leaving La Savina - 2010
Eivissa Jet Leaving  La Savina - 2010
Eivissa Jet Leaving La Savina - 2010
Espalmador Jet Approaching La Savina - 2010
Espalmador Jet Approaching La Savina - 2010
Espalmador Jet at La Savina - 2010
Espalmador Jet at La Savina - 2010
Seen off Es Cavall, now with her lower hull painted red
Formentera Cargo - Ofiusa Nova - 2010

Seen off Es Cavall, now with her lower hull painted red

I didn't see either of these two regulars at Formentera during my 2010 stay
Cala Saona with Formentera Jet behind - Seen at Ibiza 2010

I didn't see either of these two regulars at Formentera during my 2010 stay

I didn't see this regular at Formentera during my 2010 stay
Cala Castell at Ibiza 2010

I didn't see this regular at Formentera during my 2010 stay

I saw Ibiza Jet afloat at La Savina two days before I took this picture at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet Seen Out of the Water - 2010

I saw Ibiza Jet afloat at La Savina two days before I took this picture at Ibiza

Seen at La Savina with Illa Pitiusa alongside.
I didn't see either of these ferries in service during my 2010 stay.
Aigues de Formentera Looking Smart 2010

Seen at La Savina with Illa Pitiusa alongside.
I didn't see either of these ferries in service during my 2010 stay.

She churns up the surface of the sea and large waves come ashore after she passes
Nixe - Surfmaker

She churns up the surface of the sea and large waves come ashore after she passes

Ofiusa Nova - The only new to Formentera ferry I saw in 2009, looks big but only appears to take four trucks.
Competition for Arlequin Rojo
Formentera Cargo - Ofiusa Nova

Ofiusa Nova - The only new to Formentera ferry I saw in 2009, looks big but only appears to take four trucks.
Competition for Arlequin Rojo

Cala Saona at Ibiza 2009
Cala Saona at Ibiza 2009
One of the Formentera regulars, Fjellstrand 38.8m Eivissa Jet - probably out for routine hull maintenance.
Note the paintjob advertising Shandy.
Eivissa Jet Out of the Water 2009

One of the Formentera regulars, Fjellstrand 38.8m Eivissa Jet - probably out for routine hull maintenance.
Note the paintjob advertising Shandy.

My least favourite Formentera ferry. 
It makes the crossing quickly, but takes an age to dock and let us passengers off - and they charge more for the privilege!
Oh No - It's Nixe

My least favourite Formentera ferry.
It makes the crossing quickly, but takes an age to dock and let us passengers off - and they charge more for the privilege!

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin.

Arlequin Rojo - now mainly used to transport lorries between Ibiza and Formentera - can be seen behind.
Re-fitted Ibiza Jet at Ibiza

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin.

Arlequin Rojo - now mainly used to transport lorries between Ibiza and Formentera - can be seen behind.

This little boat always amuses me - perhaps my favourite ferry.
Looking like a river boat, she has powerful engines and makes the crossing in around 30 minutes, keeping up with modern express ferries.
Crossing back to Formentera on her later the same day in torrential rain, I was very grateful for the new windows!
Illa Pitiusa Leaves Ibiza Ahead of the Storm

This little boat always amuses me - perhaps my favourite ferry.
Looking like a river boat, she has powerful engines and makes the crossing in around 30 minutes, keeping up with modern express ferries.
Crossing back to Formentera on her later the same day in torrential rain, I was very grateful for the new windows!

Both ferries are Westamaran 95 Catamarans

In the foreground is un-refitted Aigues de Formentera, with Ibiza Jet in the background
Ibiza Jet Refit - Old and New

Both ferries are Westamaran 95 Catamarans

In the foreground is un-refitted Aigues de Formentera, with Ibiza Jet in the background

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin
Ibiza Jet - Refit

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin
Ibiza Jet - Refit

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin
Ibiza Jet - Refit

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin
Ibiza Jet - Refit

All of the superstructure above the lower windows is new. This provides around 100 upper deck extra seats, around 1/3 in an enclosed cabin

Competitors Espalmador Jet and Blau de Formentera at rest at La Savina
The Two New Competing Ferries Resting Together

Competitors Espalmador Jet and Blau de Formentera at rest at La Savina

Started working between Ibiza-Formentera in early 2007.

Previously named 'Draupner', she worked between Bergen and Stavanger since 1999.
New Fast Ferry 'Espalmador Jet'

Started working between Ibiza-Formentera in early 2007.

Previously named 'Draupner', she worked between Bergen and Stavanger since 1999.

A New CityCat 40, built in Italy for Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa.
She entered service early in 2007
New Fast Ferry 'Blau de Formentera'

A New CityCat 40, built in Italy for Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa.
She entered service early in 2007

After a couple of years doing nothing in the marina at Ibiza town, this ferry has been refurbished, with a new interior, and new exterior look. She was in daily Ibiza-Formentera service while I was there.

I next saw her one year later - by which time she had undergone a major superstructure change.
Ibiza Jet - Looking Smart

After a couple of years doing nothing in the marina at Ibiza town, this ferry has been refurbished, with a new interior, and new exterior look. She was in daily Ibiza-Formentera service while I was there.

I next saw her one year later - by which time she had undergone a major superstructure change.

Two Westermaran 95 catamarans. Astern is Aigues de Formentera.

Rapido de Formentera was sold to Argentina in 2007
Rapido de Formentera Seen at Ibiza

Two Westermaran 95 catamarans. Astern is Aigues de Formentera.

Rapido de Formentera was sold to Argentina in 2007

Eivissa Jet at Formentera with Cala Castell
Eivissa Jet at Formentera with Cala Castell
Tagomago Jet at Ibiza with the bow of Ibiza Jet visible alongside
Tagomago Jet at Ibiza with the bow of Ibiza Jet visible alongside
Ibiza Jet and Tagomago Jet together at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet and Tagomago Jet together at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet and Tagomago Jet together at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet and Tagomago Jet together at Ibiza
Renamed Ocean LaLa, she was sold by Baleria in 2008 to a Taiwanese company to operate between Taiwan and China.
See: http://www.gov.cn/english/2009-07/16/content_1366854.htm

In August 2010 she encountered high seas off Changhwa and her bow was severely damaged. She is now considered unsuitable for the South China Seas.
See: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2010/08/10/268041/Ferry-accident.htm


She is currently believed to be laid-up in Taiwan. For current information see: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=416431000
Nixe2 at Ibiza before she was sold to Taiwan and renamed Ocean LaLa

Renamed Ocean LaLa, she was sold by Baleria in 2008 to a Taiwanese company to operate between Taiwan and China.
See: http://www.gov.cn/english/2009-07/16/content_1366854.htm

In August 2010 she encountered high seas off Changhwa and her bow was severely damaged. She is now considered unsuitable for the South China Seas.
See: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2010/08/10/268041/Ferry-accident.htm


She is currently believed to be laid-up in Taiwan. For current information see: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=416431000

Tagomago Jet at Ibiza, with the stern of Ibiza Jet is visible alongside
Tagomago Jet at Ibiza, with the stern of Ibiza Jet is visible alongside
Ptiusa Nova idle at Ibiza Town
Ptiusa Nova idle at Ibiza Town
Pitiusa Nova idle at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova idle at Ibiza
Mediterranea Pitiusa's Menorca Express  en-route Ibiza to Formentera
Mediterranea Pitiusa's Menorca Express en-route Ibiza to Formentera
Menorca Express en-route Ibiza to Formentera
Menorca Express en-route Ibiza to Formentera
Nixe2 at Formentera
Nixe2 at Formentera
Nixe2 at Formentera
Nixe2 at Formentera
Nixe2 and the Espalmador ferry off Es Cavall
Nixe2 and the Espalmador ferry off Es Cavall
Pitiusa Nova enters Ibiza port
Pitiusa Nova enters Ibiza port
Eivissa Jet leaves her berth at Ibiza
Eivissa Jet leaves her berth at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet seen at Ibiza
Ibiza Jet seen at Ibiza
Menorca Express and Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Menorca Express and Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Menorca Express at Ibiza
Menorca Express at Ibiza
Formentera Jet at Ibiza
Formentera Jet at Ibiza
Ferries Formentera Jet, Menorca Express, Pitiusa Nova and Cala Saona waiting at Ibiza to take passengers to Formentera.
Spoiled for Choice - Decisions, Decisions

Ferries Formentera Jet, Menorca Express, Pitiusa Nova and Cala Saona waiting at Ibiza to take passengers to Formentera.

Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova at Ibiza
Tagomago Jet idle at Ibiza
Tagomago Jet idle at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova berthed at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nova berthed at Ibiza
Pitiusa Nove at La Savina
Pitiusa Nove at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova picks up speed as she leaves Formentera
Pitiusa Nova picks up speed as she leaves Formentera
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova at La Savina
Tagomago Jet and Pitusa Nova berthed at La Savina
Tagomago Jet and Pitusa Nova berthed at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova uses the same ramps as Nixe
Pitiusa Nova uses the same ramps as Nixe
Passengers already boarding Tagomago Jet for the return crossing
Passengers already boarding Tagomago Jet for the return crossing
Finally, the handful of foot-passengers leave Pitiusa Nova
Finally, the handful of foot-passengers leave Pitiusa Nova
The passenger ramp appears
The passenger ramp appears
Pitiusa Nova alongside at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova alongside at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova reverses towards her berth at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova reverses towards her berth at La Savina
Tagomago Jet approaching her berth at La Savina
Tagomago Jet approaching her berth at La Savina
Pitiusa Nova's single ramp makes berthing slow at both ports
Pitiusa Nova's single ramp makes berthing slow at both ports
Tagomago Jet is first into La Savina
Tagomago Jet is first into La Savina
Pitiusa Nova and Tagomago Jet neck-and-neck as they approach La Savina
Pitiusa Nova and Tagomago Jet neck-and-neck as they approach La Savina
Pitiusa Nova passes Espalmador at speed
Pitiusa Nova passes Espalmador at speed
Pitiusa Nova crosses from Ibiza at speed
Pitiusa Nova crosses from Ibiza at speed
Pitiusa Nova and Tagomago Jet crossing from Ibiza at speed
Pitiusa Nova and Tagomago Jet crossing from Ibiza at speed
Pitiusa Nova crossing from Ibiza at speed
Pitiusa Nova crossing from Ibiza at speed
Aigues de Formentera leaving La Savina, Formentera
Aigues de Formentera leaving La Savina, Formentera
Aigues de Formentera leaving La Savina, Formentera
Aigues de Formentera leaving La Savina, Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Aigues de Formentera at Formentera
Thanks to Tim of Classic Fast Ferries for information on the name of this ferry.

http://www.classicfastferries.com
Baleria monohull Federico Garcia Lorca at Ibiza

Thanks to Tim of Classic Fast Ferries for information on the name of this ferry.

http://www.classicfastferries.com

Nixe at Ibiza
Nixe at Ibiza
One of 4 Westermaran 95 Catamarans used on this route during 2004
Seen at Formentera, La Savina.

Sold in 2007, and moved to Argentina.
Ferry Rapido de Formentera

One of 4 Westermaran 95 Catamarans used on this route during 2004
Seen at Formentera, La Savina.

Sold in 2007, and moved to Argentina.

One of 4 Westermaran 95 Catamarans used on this route during 2004.
Seen at Formentera, La Savina

Sold in 2007 and moved to Argentina
Ferry Rapido de Formentera

One of 4 Westermaran 95 Catamarans used on this route during 2004.
Seen at Formentera, La Savina

Sold in 2007 and moved to Argentina

Pictured 2004 in new colours with minor structure changes
Formentera, La Savina
Ferry Cala Castell

Pictured 2004 in new colours with minor structure changes
Formentera, La Savina

Seen La Savina, Formentera
Fast Car Ferry Nixe

Seen La Savina, Formentera

Day Trippers boat Capita' Jack preparing to berth bow-on at La Savina
Ferry 'Aigues de Formentera' can be seen alongside the jetty believed to be minus her starboard engine, hence listing to port
September Morning at La Savina

Day Trippers boat "Capita' Jack" preparing to berth bow-on at La Savina
Ferry 'Aigues de Formentera' can be seen alongside the jetty believed to be minus her starboard engine, hence listing to port

Formentera
Fast Car Ferry Nixe

Formentera

The angle of the ramp appears very sharp for long trucks to cross
Ferry Nixe at La Savina Ramp

The angle of the ramp appears very sharp for long trucks to cross

Seen off Espalmador en-route Ibiza - Formentera
Fast Catamaran Car Ferry Nixe

Seen off Espalmador en-route Ibiza - Formentera

New Fast Car Ferry Nixe passing Arlequin Rojo off Espalmador
New and Old

New Fast Car Ferry Nixe passing Arlequin Rojo off Espalmador

My day-boat. This must be the strangest fast ferry on the Med. 
On a sunny day, 12 Euros will buy you a day in paradise.
Wierd Fast-Ferry Illa Pitiusa

My day-boat. This must be the strangest fast ferry on the Med.
On a sunny day, 12 Euros will buy you a day in paradise.

More Day Trippers from Ibiza to Formentera
Day Trippers

More Day Trippers from Ibiza to Formentera

Day Trippers on their way from Ibiza to Formentera
Day Trippers

Day Trippers on their way from Ibiza to Formentera

Formentera Ferry
Cool Dude!

Formentera Ferry

Fast Glass Bottom Boat overtaking Arlequin Rojo
Passing off Espalmador

Fast Glass Bottom Boat overtaking Arlequin Rojo

Fjellstrand 38.8m Eivissa Jet at Formentera, La Savina
Ferry Eivissa Jet

Fjellstrand 38.8m Eivissa Jet at Formentera, La Savina

Cala Castell at Formentera, La Savina - in old colours
Seen early 2004 in the same colours as sister ferry Cala Saona
Ferry Cala Castell

Cala Castell at Formentera, La Savina - in old colours
Seen early 2004 in the same colours as sister ferry Cala Saona

Cala Saona at La Savina, Formentera
Ferry Cala Saona

Cala Saona at La Savina, Formentera

Illa Pitiusa at Formentera La Savina

Operated by Forementera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa
Ferry Illa Pitiusa

Illa Pitiusa at Formentera La Savina

Operated by Forementera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa

Rapido de Menorca, Cala Saona and Formentera Jet alongside at Ibiza
Unmistakable Ibiza town with Formentera ferries idle at the port

Rapido de Menorca, Cala Saona and Formentera Jet alongside at Ibiza

Formentera ferries pictured at Ibiza
Formentera Jet and Cala Saona at Ibiza

Formentera ferries pictured at Ibiza

On a crossing from Ibiza to Formentera
Eivissa Jet

On a crossing from Ibiza to Formentera

Fast Monohull operated by Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa
Seen at La Savina, Formentera, with catamaran Rapido de Menorca astern
Ferry Menorca Express

Fast Monohull operated by Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa
Seen at La Savina, Formentera, with catamaran Rapido de Menorca astern

One of 5 Westermaran 95 catamarans seen on this route in 2003.
Pictured at La Savina, Formentera
Ferry Rapido de Menorca

One of 5 Westermaran 95 catamarans seen on this route in 2003.
Pictured at La Savina, Formentera

Espalmador turns 'on-a-sixpence' in a high-speed berthing manoeuvre

Now replaced by fast catamaran Nixe
Ferry Espalmador arrives La Savina

Espalmador turns 'on-a-sixpence' in a high-speed berthing manoeuvre

Now replaced by fast catamaran Nixe

Formentera
June 2003
Eivissa Jet arriving at La Savina

Formentera
June 2003

Formentera, June 2003
Tagomago Jet at La Savina

Formentera, June 2003

Holidaymakers boarding Cala Saona at La Savina for the return crossing to Ibiza
Going Home

Holidaymakers boarding Cala Saona at La Savina for the return crossing to Ibiza

Operated by Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa.
Preparing to leave La Savina for Ibiza in June 2003.

She was active during early summer 2004, but was laid-up with engine problems when I visited in 
September. I saw a new engine being craned in during late October, so expect to see her back in service soon
Aigues de Formentera

Operated by Formentera-based Mediterranea Pitiusa.
Preparing to leave La Savina for Ibiza in June 2003.

She was active during early summer 2004, but was laid-up with engine problems when I visited in
September. I saw a new engine being craned in during late October, so expect to see her back in service soon

Leaving Formentera for Ibiza in June 2003
Aigues de Formentera

Leaving Formentera for Ibiza in June 2003

Illa Pitiusa leaving Formentera for Eivissa (Ibiza)
Ferry Illa Pitiusa

Illa Pitiusa leaving Formentera for Eivissa (Ibiza)

Leaving La Savina for Ibiza
June 2003
Tagomago Jet

Leaving La Savina for Ibiza
June 2003

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