Sale of a car ferry and a passenger ferry

Disposal Services Authority (DSA) seeks expressions of interest for the sale of a car ferry (MV Strangford) and a passenger ferry (Rachlyn).

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The Disposal Services Authority (DSA) is inviting expressions of interest for the sale of:

  • a double ended, roll on /roll off vehicle and passenger ferry which can accommodate 18 cars and 260 passengers, MV Strangford (MMSI: 235004601)

  • a covered passenger ferry which can accommodate up to 30 passengers, Rachlyn (MMSI: 235054741)

Both ferries are moored at Strangford Harbour in Northern Ireland and will be sold from there.

Viewing of the ferries will take place mid October 2016 (TBC).

All parties interested in purchasing either or both vessels must email either or no later than 5:00pm (GMT) Wednesday 13 October 2016 (this date has been extended from Monday 12 September 2016).

Published 2 August 2016
Last updated 22 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to confirm extension to the closing date for expressions of interest.
  2. First published.