Blue Star Ferries’ ship “Blue Star Patmos” was honored in two categories of the annual ShipPax Awards during the 11th annual Shipping Ferry Conference of Swedish publication ShipPax Information held 23–25 April in Rotterdam.
Blue Star Patmos was honored for:
- its exceptional overall design and
- its outstanding interior concept.
The first award is assigned for the overall ship’s design as developed by the team of Attica Group and the second one for acknowledging the outstanding aesthetics of the vessel’s interior as designed by the architectural team Molindris & Associates, basic partner of all Attica Group’s projects.
Blue Star Patmos was constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd shipyards, S. Korea, based on the latest technology available and was delivered in June 2012. The facilities of the vessel include 90 passenger cabins (326 beds), 405 air type seats and comfortable public areas.
“Blue Star Ferries has established a new era for maritime transport in Greece and continues by resisting to the country’s debt crisis with a 70 million Euro investment initiative, aiming at providing high quality services to its passengers through new, modern, and fast vessels and contributing to the growth of Greece’s island economy,” the company said in an announcement.
The goal of the Shippax Award launched in 1999 is to stimulate innovative solutions. The basic idea was to promote noteworthy design features on newly-delivered ferries, ro-ro and cruise vessels. What makes the Shippax Award unique is that the jury comprises persons with thorough knowledge of the details of the ships and trends in the industry. It is considered the most prestigious trade award in the combined ferry, ro-ro and cruise industry.