75% subsidy benefit for residents

INFO: From June 29th  the 75% subsidy will be applied, for the passengers certifying the residence in the Canary Islands, in the inter-island connections. Click here for more information.

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.
Passengers
1291
Passengers
Cars
340
Cars
Speed
38 knots
Speed

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 38 knots, and with its overall length of 126.7 metres and a capacity for 1,291 foot passengers and 285 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

Type of vessel Fast Ferry Trimaran
IMO number 9299056
Class Society DNV GL
Lenght Overall 126.65 m.
Max. Beam 30.40 m.
Max. Deadweight 1,140 t.
Gross Tonnage 8,973 GT.
Crew 22
Passengers on board  1,291
Speed 38 Kn.
Cargo capacity 450 lm. + 120 cars / 340 cars
Total power 36,400 KW / 49,140 CV
Main engines 4 x MTU 20V8000 M71
Waterjets

2 x Rolls Royce KaMeWa 125 SII

1 x Rolls Royce KaMeWa 180 BII

 

Panoramic 360º Benchijigua Express