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Condor Liberation Poole Harbour

Wave off the Condor Liberation on her First Sailing!

Condor’s new high-speed ferry, the Condor Liberation, will make her first official sailing from Poole on Friday 27th March and local residents and fans are asked to come along to Baiter Park in Poole to wave her off in style.

Condor Liberation will sail across the harbour just after 9.30am and Baiter Park offers one of the best vantage points. Staff from Condor Ferries will be handing out Condor flags to well wishers, and if you’re lucky enough to get a flag bearing a gold star you will win a free day trip for two to Guernsey onboard the new vessel. Five are up for grabs so best of luck!

Alicia Andrews, Executive Director – Commercial at Condor Ferries, commented: “Our inaugural sailing of Condor Liberation is just days away now, and anyone not booked to travel onboard can still join us to celebrate. Condor Liberation’s first sailing will mark many months of hard work by the Condor team and our partner companies – it is going to be quite a momentous occasion and we’d love for as many local residents to join in these celebrations. Baiter Park will offer the best viewing point to see her sail out of the harbour – we hope the people from her home port of Poole will come out to celebrate with us and wave Condor Liberation off.”

Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation, which was named by an Islander in Guernsey as part of a competition, is faster than their other high speed vessels (the Condor Express, the Condor Vitesse and the Condor Rapide) and can operate in rougher conditions. She was bought by the operator late last year and has been undergoing a major re-fit since arriving in Poole at Christmas. On March 10th she undertook her first sea trials. The vessel, originally named Austal 102, was built by Austal Shipbuilders based in Henderson in Australia. She has space for up to 880 passengers and 245 cars and is the first of its kind to operate in Northern Europe. She measures 102 metres in length with a beam of 27.4 metres and can reach speeds of 35 knots.

Condor’s new ferry, Condor Liberation, will sail daily from Poole to the Channel Island’s throughout the summer. For more information and to book please visit www.condorferries.co.uk