The first Fred.Olsen's Fast-Ferry
The Bonanza Express, part of the fleet since 1999, was the first high speed acquired by Fred.Olsen Express and also the first ever to sail in the waters surrounding the Canary Islands
It carries 717 foot passengers and 170 cars or alternatively 85 cars and 250 lm. of load. The Bonanza Express travels at a maximum speed of 48 knots unloaded or 38 knots (over 70 km/hour) in service with a deadweight of 800 tons. This Wave Piercing Catamaran has an overall length of 95.47 metres, a beam of 26.16 metres and a depth of 3.7 metres.
The introduction of this vessel by the Fred. Olsen Company was a major step forward in maritime transport in the Canary Islands, being the first high speed ferry to operate in the entire archipelago. Today the Bonanza Express offers a daily 120 minutes service between the islands of Gran Canaria (Las Palmas) and Fuerteventura (Morro Jable).