The most modern multiple hull ship in the world
The ferry Benchijigua Express is the most modern multiple hull ship in the world. Since 2005 it has offered a 50-minutes service between Los Cristianos in Tenerife and San Sebastián in La Gomera and a 2 hours and 55 minutes service between Los Cristianos (Tenerife) - Santa Cruz de La Palma.
38 knots

This ship sets a clear precedent for the development of maritime links in the Canaries and is an unmistakable reflection of Fred. Olsen's faith in the concept of fast ferries. Its large capacity, speed and comfort are undoubtedly ingredients appreciated by the Canarian people, who have come to view these ships almost as extensions of the islands' roadmaps.

The Benchijigua Express reaches speeds of over 40 knots, and with its overall length of 126.7 metres and a capacity for 1,291 foot passengers and 341 cars, it is without a doubt one of the most spectacular ships in the world and backs up Fred. Olsen's commitment to offer the best, most modern maritime transport system in the Canary Islands.

Once on board, passengers can enjoy the utmost in comfort, with generous, well-lit lounges, large, reclining seats, 3 bars, shops, children's play area, T.V. and sun decks.

Passengers also have the choice of travelling in the Gold Class section, an exclusive area set apart in the upper area of the ship. Those who opt for this select atmosphere not only enjoy the advantages of embarking and disembarking first, but also receive free refreshments and other articles during their crossing.

We are very proud to be able to offer you the opportunity to travel on this innovative trimaran since May 2005.

Specifications Benchijigua Express

Overall length 126,65 m
Length at flotation point 114,8 m
Beam 30,4 m
Depth 8,2 m
Maximum draught 4,0 m
Foot passengers 1.291
Vehicles 450 m. load linear metre + 121 cars
Maximum load-bearing central lane (double axis) – 15,0 tm
central lane (single axis) – 12,0 tm
side lane(double axis) – 12,0 tm
side lane (single axis) – 9,0 tm
Clear height on car deck Below suspended ramps– 4,22 m
Below deck – 4,60 m
Maximum deadweight 1.141,05 Tons
Crew 22
Fuel capacity 155.000 liters
Main engines 4 x MTV 20V 8000
9100 Kw/1150 rpm c/u
Water Jets 2 x Kamewa 125 SII
1 x Kamewa 180 BII
Speed 38 knots

Panoramic 360 º Benchijigua Express