BCFerries SuperCs FT07

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Published on April 14, 2008

Author: Petronilla



Slide1:  1 Slide2:  2 Here Come the Super Cs! New Ships:  3 New Ships BC Ferries is well on its way with the largest vessel replacement plan in the company’s history Replacing 26 vessels over the next 15 years (if not sooner) $2.5 billion investment in terminals and vessels Kuper and Northern Adventure added this past year Five more new vessels arriving by summer 2009 Coastal Renaissance Coastal Inspiration Coastal Celebration New Intermediate ferry Northern Expedition In Service 2008:  4 In Service 2008 Three new Super Cs will join BC Ferries’ fleet in 2008 Coastal Renaissance In service early 2008: Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay Coastal Inspiration In service spring 2008: Tsawwassen – Duke Point Coastal Celebration In service summer 2008: Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay About the Super Cs:  5 About the Super Cs Super C-class vessels: The largest double-ended ferries in the world double-ended enables faster loading/unloading as the vessels don’t need to turn around Inter-operable with all mainland terminals Most advanced vessels in the BC Ferries fleet Diesel-electric propulsion systems that are the largest and most fuel efficient of their kind in the world Two car decks (no ramps) upper vehicle decks are higher than on Spirit-class, so cube vans can be loaded on either main or upper deck About the Super Cs:  6 About the Super Cs State-of-the art vessels provide the highest level of comfort and performance 2 passengers decks located above the bridge Enhanced food and retail offerings Coastal Renaissance & Inspiration Coast Café Express, Coastal Café, Seawest Lounge and Sitka Coffee Bar Coastal Celebration Coast Café Express, Coastal Café, Seawest Lounge and Pacific Buffet Work stations, play areas, arcade Greater accessibility for travellers with disabilities 3 elevators providing access to all passenger decks Wider walkways Designated seating in our restaurant facilities Vessel Comparison:  7 Vessel Comparison Coastal Renaissance Launch:  8 Coastal Renaissance Launch Coastal Renaissance:  9 Coastal Renaissance Olympic Initiative:  10 Olympic Initiative Invitation to 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: BC Ferries joined forces with the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee and 3M to design and create giant decals Largest decals of their kind in the world Vessels wrapped with massive photographic images representing the 2010 Winter Games and British Columbia Will make promotional stops in London, Los Angeles and Seattle Coastal Renaissance Wraps:  11 Coastal Renaissance Wraps Coastal Renaissance:  12 Coastal Renaissance Coastal Inspiration – Side 1:  13 Coastal Inspiration – Side 1 Coastal Inspiration – Side 2:  14 Coastal Inspiration – Side 2 Coastal Celebration – Side 1:  15 Coastal Celebration – Side 1 Coastal Celebration - Side 2:  16 Coastal Celebration - Side 2 Open Houses:  17 Open Houses Open houses are being planned for several coastal communities to give the public an opportunity to tour the Coastal Renaissance before it enters service Tentative dates include: Canada Place (Vancouver) Sunday, January 20 Departure Bay (Nanaimo) Saturday, February 2 Ogden Point (Victoria) Saturday, February 9 Campbell River Saturday, February 16 New Vessel Timeline :  18 Northern Expedition Bowen Queen Nimpkish Powell River Queen Kahloke Tachek Klitsa Queen of Burnaby North Island Princess Queen of Nanaimo Quadra Queen II Tenaka Northern Discovery New Vessel Timeline Kwuna Howe Sound Queen Intermediate Quinitsa Queen of New Westminster Mayne Queen Coastal Celebration Coastal Inspiration Northern Adventure Coastal Renaissance Kuper Quinsam Queen of Coquitlam Northern Expedition Update :  19 Northern Expedition Update A new vessel to replace the Queen of Prince Rupert In service by spring of 2009 on the Inside Passage route Northern Adventure will move to Prince Rupert – Queen Charlotte Island run when Northern Expedition arrives Steel cutting is underway; vessel is on-time and on-budget The 150 metre vessel will accommodate 130 vehicles and 600 passengers The vessel will offer 55 modern staterooms for passengers and an expanded range of food services and other amenities The Future:  20 The Future New ships Upgraded terminals Focus on customers Enhanced travel experiences Innovative new programs Seize BC’s gateway potential Expanded business opportunities New travel & tourism programs Improved services for commercial customers Greater flexibility The future looks bright! New Opportunities:  21 New Opportunities New ships bring tremendous benefits and new opportunities More capacity with additional ships added to the fleet Improved reliability with new vessels Increased flexibility Spare ships can be used to provide extra sailings during busy periods or additional services not currently offered All options are being considered, including the feasibility of providing overnight service and dedicated commercial sailings BC Ferries Travel & Tourism Contact :  22 BC Ferries Travel & Tourism Contact Eric Kalnins Sales Manager, Travel and Tourism 604.204.2253 Questions:  23 Questions Slide24:  24

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