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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and media releases about our new Spirit of Tasmania IV & V. The view all news and announcements, below. 

Keel Laying of Spirit of Tasmania V

Construction of the second Spirit of Tasmania vessel remains on…

New Spirit Vessels delivering extra capacity

The new Spirit of Tasmania vessels are delivering extra capacity…

First steel cut for second Spirit of Tasmania vessel

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has formally started construction of the…

Tasmanian art for Spirit of Tasmania vessels

The Handmark Gallery was awarded the contract by shipbuilder Rauma…

Tasmanian businesses awarded contracts

Launceston businesses Vanquad Vending and Challis Water Systems & Maintenance…

Milestone event for Spirit of Tasmania IV

The keel laying is the beginning of an important stage…

Construction milestones for Spirit of Tasmania IV and V.

A timeline of the major milestones in the construction of Spirit of Tasmania IV and V.  

Official Naming and Launch - Spirit of Tasmania IV

The first of the new Bass Strait passenger, passenger vehicle and freight vessels, Spirit of Tasmania IV, has been officially named and launched at a ceremony at shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions’ (RMC) yard in Finland.

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Keel Laying - Spirit of Tasmania V

The Keel Laying Ceremony for Spirit of Tasmania V is took place at the RMC shipyard in Finland on this day, with the project teams from both companies gathering to celebrate the first block being craned into place.

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Construction starts - Spirit of Tasmania V

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) initiates construction of the second vessel in Finland with a steel cutting ceremony. This event highlights RMC's dedication to quality craftsmanship in the maritime project's progress.

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Keel Laying - Spirit of Tasmania IV

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) hosted a notable event in Finland, celebrating the keel laying of Spirit of Tasmania IV. This milestone marks a significant step in the construction process, showcasing RMC's commitment to excellence and maritime innovation.

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Construction starts - Spirit of Tasmania IV

Construction commences on Spirit of Tasmania IV, signalling a new era for passenger and freight transport across Bass Strait. Upon completion, the vessel will revolutionize travel experiences and strengthen maritime connections in the region.

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Contract signed for new ships

TT-Line Company and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have signed a contract for constructing two roll on/roll off ships, set to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels. This collaboration aims to modernise and enhance maritime travel experience.

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October 27, 2023
May 17, 2023
December 20, 2022
October 28, 2022
February 28, 2022
April 16, 2021

Official Naming and Launch - Spirit of Tasmania IV

The first of the new Bass Strait passenger, passenger vehicle and freight vessels, Spirit of Tasmania IV, has been officially named and launched at a ceremony at shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions’ (RMC) yard in Finland.

Watch VideoOctober 27, 2023

Keel Laying - Spirit of Tasmania V

The Keel Laying Ceremony for Spirit of Tasmania V is took place at the RMC shipyard in Finland on this day, with the project teams from both companies gathering to celebrate the first block being craned into place.

View Media ReleaseMay 17, 2023

Construction starts - Spirit of Tasmania V

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) initiates construction of the second vessel in Finland with a steel cutting ceremony. This event highlights RMC's dedication to quality craftsmanship in the maritime project's progress.

View Media CoverageDecember 20, 2022

Keel Laying - Spirit of Tasmania IV

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) hosted a notable event in Finland, celebrating the keel laying of Spirit of Tasmania IV. This milestone marks a significant step in the construction process, showcasing RMC's commitment to excellence and maritime innovation.

Watch VideoOctober 28, 2022

Construction starts - Spirit of Tasmania IV

Construction commences on Spirit of Tasmania IV, signalling a new era for passenger and freight transport across Bass Strait. Upon completion, the vessel will revolutionize travel experiences and strengthen maritime connections in the region.

Read Media ReleaseFebruary 28, 2022

Contract signed for new ships

TT-Line Company and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have signed a contract for constructing two roll on/roll off ships, set to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels. This collaboration aims to modernise and enhance maritime travel experience.

Read Media ReleaseApril 16, 2021

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