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Seajets’ High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ Named Ship of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Seajets Head of Strategic Planning and Development Marios Iliopoulos and Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports Lefteris Avgenakis.

Greek ferry operator Seajets“World Champion Jet” has been announced “Ship of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019.

The award was presented for the first time by Lloyd’s List, the international maritime newspaper established in 1734, during a lavish ceremony recently held in Athens, recognizing “World Champion Jet’s” design, innovation and contribution to Greek shipping.

“We feel happy and proud that the ‘World Champion Jet’ has been recognized as the Ship of the Year by our Greek shipping family. The ‘Forumula 1 of the Cyclades’– as our islanders call her – is a unique vessel which has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed that can reach up to 50 knots,” said Seajets Head of Strategic Planning and Development Marios Iliopoulos during the awards ceremony.

He also referred to the mission of Seajets to stand by Greece, the communities of the Aegean islands and Greek shipping.

“I always tell young people to fight for their principles with respect for the people that contribute with their prestige, reliability and ideals to the future of shipping,” he added.

World Champion Jet

The “World Champion Jet” this year served the route from Piraeus to the islands of SyrosMykonosNaxos and Santorini.

She can carry 1, 200 passengers onboard its 22,000 square meters of public spaces that include a platinum class area, a business lounge, a restaurant, a bridge deck bar, a playground, a reception and a shopping area.

Her environmentally friendly features include two General Electric LM 2500 turbines designed to produce limited gas emissions and minimize boat wakes.

Dimitris Lianos, Mayor of Naxos and the Small Cyclades; Evangelos Bournous, Mayor of Rafina-Pikermi; Petros Karamolegos, President of the Thirassia community; Seajet’s Marios Iliopoulos; Lefteris Avgenakis, Deputy Minister of Culture & Sports; Konstantinos Revinthis, Mayor of Serifos; Antonis Sigalas, Mayor of Santorini; Vassilis Marakis. Mayor of Sikinos, Efthalia Papadoulou,Mayor of Folegandros.

In 2018, Seajets had been announced “Line Passenger of the Year” at the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.

The prestigious awards celebrate the brightest performers of the year including Greek and international personalities and companies. The winners are selected across 17 categories by an independent panel of 10 judges representing many different sectors of shipping.

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  1. Stelios fr Reply

    Congrats to marios iliopoulos for all of his job in cyclades. Marios iliopoulos for years now helps everyone here either with his ships or charity

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