Originally Posted by Klazu
Has the new ferries been deployed already? Queen of Nanaimo replacement was sent to begin service late in the year.
Should we be expecting more new ferries in the future? I was reading BC Ferries' magazine on the weekend and realized that most of their fleet is built in the 1960s.
Not really true.
Super C's are from 2008 - 2009, Spirit Class 1992 - 1993, C Class are 1976 and 1980, only large 1960's era left on the major routes are Queen of New Westminster ( Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay ), Queen of Burnaby ( Powell River - Comox ) due to be replaced 2017 by Salish Class ( Polish built ) and Queen of Nanaimo ( Souther Gulf Islands ) due to be replaced 2017 by Salish Class ( Polish built ).
Once the Salish Class are deployed next year, the only 1960's era left on the major routes will be the Queen of New Westminster.
After the Queen of the North sinking, the northern vessels were also replaced a few years ago. Northern Expidition, new German built ferry, Northern Adventure a purchased ferry built 2000.