La Suprema

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La Suprema
La Suprema in Genoa, July 2006
The La Suprema in Genoa, July 2006
Ship data
flag ItalyItaly (trade flag) Italy
Ship type Ferry
home port Palermo
Shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci
Shipyard Nuovi Cantieri Apunia , Marina di Carrara
Build number 1221
Keel laying June 1, 2001
Launch August 21, 2002
takeover May 13, 2003
Commissioning May 29, 2003
Whereabouts in motion
Ship dimensions and crew
211 m ( Lüa )
width 30.4 m
Draft Max. 7.5 m
measurement 48,500 GT
Machine system
machine 4 × Wärtsilä 6R32LNE diesel engines
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
67,200 kW (91,367 hp)
28 kn (52 km / h)
31 kn (57 km / h)
propeller 2 ×
Transport capacities
running track meters 2,800 m
Permitted number of passengers 2,800
Vehicle capacity 1,000 cars
IMO no. 9214288

The La Suprema is a ferry of the Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci which was put into service in 2003 . It has been in service on the route from Olbia to Genoa since 2007 .


The La Suprema was laid on June 1, 2001 under the hull number 1221 at Nuovi Cantieri Apunia in Marina di Carrara and was launched on August 21, 2002. After the delivery to Grandi Navi Veloci on May 13, 2003, the baptism took place in Genoa on May 24. The following day, the ship began ferry service from Genoa to Porto Torres .

On the route to Porto Torres, La Suprema was operated by Grandi Navi Veloci together with Grimaldi Lines , which is why the ship carried the Grimaldi Lines logo on the hull during this time. In 2007 it switched to the route from Olbia to Genoa.

In February 2008 a sale of La Suprema to Vietnam was reported. However, the planned takeover in October of the same year did not materialize. Instead, the ship continued to sail on the route from Olbia to Genoa.

In September 2017, the La Suprema was chartered by FEMA to San Juan to be used as a residential ship for people who had become homeless after a hurricane. In February 2018 the ship left San Juan again.

The older sister ship of the La Suprema is the La Superba , which entered service in 2002 .

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