Βy L. Karageorgos
Golden Star Ferries will add two high-speed ferry boats next year on its routes from the mainland port of Piraeus, Greece’s biggest port, to various Cyclades islands destinations, a move expected to boost competition on the lucrative routes.
The coastal shipping company, managed by the Stefanou brothers, recently purchased another vessel after adding a trimaran, the “Krilo Eclipse” to its flotilla last month.
It purchased the high-speed “SuperRunner” last year, which debuted on the Cyclades routes by sailing from the smaller near-Athens port of Rafina.
Three high-speed vessels and two conventional ferries now comprise Golden Star’s stable.
The development comes after the company was honored last week as the Passenger Line of the Year, picking up a Lloyd’s List-Greek Shipping Award.