The Spirit Class
From Wikipedia:
S-Class ferries (also known as Spirit Class ferries or Super ferries) are RORO ferries operated by BC Ferries in British Columbia, Canada. They are the largest ferries in the BC Ferries
fleet.
There are two Spirit Class Ferries —
Spirit of British Columbia (built 1993)and Spirit of Vancouver Island (built 1994). The vessels are largely the same in layout and characteristics and
both ferries were built (using the same method) in separate parts by a variety of different shipbuilders.
The 200 ft. bow hull pieces were built at Allied Shipbuilders in North Vancouver, while the 340 ft. stern hull pieces were built at Yarrows Ltd. in Victoria. The pieces were joined in
Esquimalt before being towed to Fraser Surrey Docks. There they were joined with the superstructure, which had been constructed in 3 pieces along the Fraser River in Delta. Once the
superstructure was complete the ships were returned to Esquimalt for finishing touches. Each ship cost roughly $130 million and took two or three years to complete.
Spirit of British Columbia underwent extensive internal renovations in 2005 costing roughly $14 million. In January 2006, similar renovations on Spirit of Vancouver Island were
completed.
The vessels operate exclusively on the Highway 17 (Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen) route.
Spirit of British Columbia is based at Tsawwassen, while Spirit of Vancouver Island is based at
Swartz Bay.[4] The ferries make 4 round trips between Vancouver Island and mainland BC per day
Spirit of British Columbia
1992
Official Number 0815277  Year Built 1992
Ship Name SPIRIT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Port of Registry VICTORIA
General Statistics
Gross Tonnage 18,747.44 t Net Tonnage 13,893.87 t Construction Type CARVEL/FLUSH  Ship Length 159.04 m Construction Material STEEL
Ship Breadth 27.22 m Ship Depth 6.40 m
Engine
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 4  Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED  Speed (knots) 19.0 Propulsion Method TWIN SCREW  Propulsion Power 15600  
Unit of Power KILOWATTS      
Builder
Builder Name INTEGRATED FERRY CONSTRUCTORS LTD.
Spirit of Vancouver Island
1993
Official Number 0816503 Year Built 1993
Ship Name SPIRIT OF VANCOUVER ISLAND Port of Registry VICTORIA
General Statistics
Vessel Type FERRY - PASSENGER/VEHICLE  Gross Tonnage 18,747.44 t Net Tonnage 13,893.87 t Construction Type CARVEL/FLUSH Ship Length 159.04 m Construction
Material STEEL Ship Breadth 27.22 m Ship Depth 6.40 m
Engine
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 4 Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED  Speed (knots) 19.0 Propulsion Method TWIN SCREW  Propulsion Power 15600
Unit of Power KILOWATTS      
Builder
Builder Name INTEGRATED FERRY CONSTRUCTORS LTD.
The Spirit of British Columbia and the Carrier Princess.  Photo Courtesy of Mike Bonkowski.
The Spirit of Vancouver Island  and  Mount Baker.  Photo Courtesy of Mike Bonkowski.