A catamaran to keep La Gomera connected
Fred. Olsen Express has always been very close to the Columbian island and, as part of its commitment with La Gomera, the shipping company made all necessary efforts to offer its clients again the option to move around the island in a ship! Thus, the Benchi Express, a very comfortable passenger catamaran, was custom-built in Barcelona. The ship started making three trips per day between the busiest points in La Gomera in the summer of 2017.
Passengers
250
Passengers
Bicycles and motorcicles
8
Bicycles and motorcicles
Speed
19 knots
Speed
Do you know the boat? Route:

 

Valle Gran Rey - Playa de Santiago

40 minutes

Playa de Santiago - San Sebastián de La Gomera

30 minutes

 

On board the ship, passengers have:

 

Comfortable seats

 

Reserved area for people with limited mobility

 

1 bar-cafeteria

 

Solarium

 

Bicycles and motorcycles parking

 

Pet cages

 

Air Conditioning

 

and more

 
 

 

The Benchi Express in numbers

The Benchi Express has a total length of 28.70 metres and a 9 metres beam. The indoor space is distributed in 2 decks: the main deck has capacity for 150 passengers, and areas reserved for passengers with limited mobility, as well as the option to enjoy an on-board cafeteria service. On the other hand, the upper deck can accommodate 100 passengers, who will be able to enjoy an open area or solarium.

 

Specifications Benchi Express

Vessel Type SOLAS Grupo I, Clase H
IMO number 9832236
Class Society DNV GL
Length Overall 28,70 m.
Max. Beam 9,00 m.
Max. Deadweight 50 t.
Gross Tonnage 283 GT.
Crew 4
Passengers on board 250
Speed

19,90 knots

Cargo capacity Only passengers
Total power 2.134 KW / 2.901 CV
Main engines 2 x Caterpillar c32 Acert