ILE DE GROIX
L'île de Groix
ILE DE GROIX is the latest roll-on/roll-off ferry (or car ferry or ferry) put into operation on the connections to the islands off the coast of Morbihan. It made its first commercial crossings in July 2008.
Bangor's sister ship, it measures 46 metres long and 12 metres wide, moving at a speed of 12 knots. Its maximum capacity is 450 passengers and 32 passenger vehicles. It regularly makes the crossing between Lorient and Groix Island in 50 minutes and occasionally makes the crossing between Quiberon and Le Palais.
The lift compliant with PRM standards allows people with reduced mobility to access the comfort of the passenger lounges.
BANGOR made its first commercial crossings in June 2006.
It measures 46 metres long and 12 metres wide. With a capacity of 450 passengers and 32 passenger vehicles, it connects Quiberon to Le Palais (Belle-Ile) in 45 minutes at a speed of 12 knots.
A lift facilitates access to the passenger lounge for people with reduced mobility.
The car ferry VINDILIS was brought into operation in 1998. It is known as Vindilis, which was identified for the first time on a geographical map of Belle-Ile-en-Mer around the year 1000 BC.
The boat measures 48 metres long and 12.50 metres wide. It can transport up to 399 passengers and 39 passenger vehicles. It makes the crossing to Belle-Ile-en-Mer in 45 minutes at a speed of 12 knots.
Vindilis is equipped with a lift allowing people with reduced mobility to access the passenger lounges.
SAINT-TUDY was brought into operation in 1985.
This car ferry measures 44.50 metres long and 11 metres wide and can transport 20 passenger vehicles all year long. Its maximum capacity of 440 passengers drops to 313 passengers in winter to guarantee a crossing under the best possible conditions.
At a speed of 12 knots, it connects Lorient to Groix Island in 50 minutes.
Although it is not equipped with a lift, the passenger lounge at garage level welcomes people with reduced mobility.
The latest addition to the fleet, KERDONIS made its first commercial crossings in July 2010.
30.75 metres long and 8 metres wide, this excursion boat is the first boat in the fleet to be categorised as a "Clean Ship". 295 passengers can be accommodated on board this excursion boat. It does not transport vehicles or goods.
At a speed of 20 knots, it makes the crossing between Quiberon and Le Palais in 30 minutes. In July and August, Kerdonis sails to Sauzon, departing from Quiberon.
Kerdonis is equipped to welcome people with reduced mobility.
Brought into operation in February 2010, Melvan bears the name of a rocky islet between the two islands that it serves, Houat and Hoëdic.
With an average speed of 16.5 knots, departing from Quiberon, it reaches Houat in 40 minutes and Hoëdic in 55 minutes.
This excursion boat, tailored to the needs of these islands, can transport up to 234 passengers and 45 metric tons of cargo.
Melvan is equipped to welcome people with reduced mobility.