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About Megastar: Intro

The production of the new LNG powered fast ferry Megastar started in Meyer Turku Yard in Finland on 4th of August 2015, on 9th of February 2016 the keel of Megastar was laid and the construction process in the dry dock began. According to the plans, her delivery takes place in the beginning of 2017. Megastar will be 212 meters long, can accommodate altogether 2800 passengers and will start operating on Tallinn-Helsinki route under the brand Tallink Shuttle.

The new environmentally friendly ship uses LNG as fuel and she will comply with the new and stricter emission regulations for the ECA areas including the Baltic Sea. The ship, with a gross tonnage of 49 000 and service speed of 27 knots, will bring significant improvement in energy efficiency as well as new innovative solutions to the service on board. Megastar will be a symbol for new era in the fast ferry services on the Baltic Sea.

Engineer working© Valmet Marine Megastar will be a very modern, environmentally friendly ship using several energy saving technologies and burning a clean fuel LNG. Read more about engines »
Ships hull Ship's hull has been designed exclusively for Megastar by using CFD-tools (Computational Fluid Dynamics) by Meyer Turku Yard's naval architects. Read more about hull »
Ships shops© Aprocos Ky The largest shopping area is situated in the Traveller Superstore, located on decks 7 and 8 in the aft of the ship. The store has 2800 square meters of shopping area. Read more about shopping »
3D of cardeck The car deck of Megastar is impressive, having a lot of space and different areas for parking passenger cars and cargo vehicles. Read more about car decs and garages »
3D of cabins© Aprocos Ky There will be 47 cabins for passengers and drivers and 105 cabins for the crew on board. All cabins are located on deck 10. Read more about cabins »
3D of restaurants© dSign Vertti Kivi & Co The restaurants and bars will be located mainly on decks 8 and 9. The designer responsible for the restaurant and bar area is Vertti Kivi. Read more about catering »
3D of Business Lounge© dSign Vertti Kivi & Co Business Lounge will be a quiet, classy and beautifully designed area for business travellers. Sitting Lounge is a totally new concept for the fast ferry service. Read more about lounges »
Ships bridge The wheelhouse of the ship will be the most modern one on the Baltic Sea, helping the Captain and other officers to navigate the vessel during calm and stormy weather. Read more about bridge »

AS Tallink Grupp, has increased its passenger volumes from 160 000 people in 1990 to almost 9 million in 2015. When talking about Megastar, it might be interesting to know, that the first route the company started to operate on was Tallinn-Helsinki. Nowadays, the route network has been extended from one to 6 altogether. Tallinn-Helsinki route still continues to be the largest one for the company, being operated at least by 3 vessels, which transport over 4.5 million people annually. Today, there are almost 7000 employees working for AS Tallink Grupp in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Germany and Russia.

The ship will be built by Meyer Turku Oy, which is one of the leading European shipbuilding companies owned by Meyer Werft. The company's shipyard in Turku employs 1,350 people and specializes in building cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. The subsidiaries of Meyer Turku are Piikkio Works Oy, which is a Cabin Factory in Piikkio, Shipbuilding Completion Oy, which provides turnkey solutions to public spaces in ships, and ENG'nD Oy, which is an engineering company offering services for shipbuilding and offshore.