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Irish Ferries Announce Newbuild for UK/Ireland/France

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On 08/06/2018 at 07:00, Chef said:

Noticed that also , maybe it's pay per view  now to make up for lost revenue .

its back available to view again - customers in Ireland are wondering did the ship ever exist ...

IF getting very bad press over the cancellation - People asking why Eamonn Rothwell  did not come out and do a better PR job on the cancellation. the €150 voucher for next year as compensation is going down like a lead balloon

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One question to ask?

 

the new build that is on the slipway is due to be launched in August, Alf pollack due to be delivered in October and w. b yeats delayed delivery September,  where will the freight that is being built going to be put?

 

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I'd guess the freighter will need significantly less work doing once out of the build hall so that might not be a problem. However, there is always the possibility that the current delay will have a knock on effect on subsequent deliveries. Ed. 

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It shouldn't be forgotten that Honfleur is being built as we speak. The accommodation blocks are well underway. and sheets for the hull. If FSB have their act in order, there should be minimal disruption for BF. The only issue at the moment is manpower, and the unexpected number of hours needed to complete WB.Y, which should be reasonably easy to address by pulling in some additional labor. They are not waiting for yard space or the supply chain. One would hope that they also have learnt a few things from the Irish build... If BF put the Honfleur on sale for next season later this year then you would imagine that as long as they match the inventory, if the ship is delayed then passengers can simply be moved onto one of the other vessels and not cancelled outright. The main issue would be disappointment from enthusiasts/media and alike who are going specifically for the vessel... I doubt the general 2019 holiday season traffic will take much notice, as long as they are booked on something.

The main issue here is there there isn't a shortage of tonnage next season. I think it would be a very different affair if there were delays on the E-Flexers...

 

Edited by hf_uk

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