In 1977 Finnjet has set several records, few of them are still a quarter century later untouched, although it is often quite narrow! On this page I try to list most of those records and which ship has when topped them by how much!
|Finnjet's record (Year[s])||Number||was first topped by||Finnjet had this record||Difference||Difference to today's Record||Today's Record owner||Finnjet's place in this "category"|
|- Biggest ferry of the world in BRT (1977-1981)||24.605 BRT||MS Finlandia, 1981 with 25.678 BRT||3 Years 8 Months||1.073 BRT||~ 45.000 GT||MS Color Fantasy, 74.600 GT||??? 10/1997 = 28|
|- Biggest ferry of the world in PAX (1977-1981)||1532 PAX||MS Finlandia, 1981 with 1676 PAX||3 Years 8 Months||144 PAX||1968 PAX||MS Superferry 8, 3.500 PAX||???|
|- Biggest ferry of the world in beds (1977-1981)||1532 Beds||MS Finlandia, 1981 with 1650 Beds||3 Years 8 Months||118 beds||2236 beds||MS Silja Europa, 3746 Beds||??? 10/1997 = 19|
|- Longest ferry of the world (1977 - 1991) (1991-2001 )||212,8m; 214,96m||MS Pride of Rotterdam, 2001 with 215,44m||24 Years (!)||0,48 m||9 m||MS Color Fantasy 224 m||4|
|- fastest conventional ferry of the world (1977 - 1994; 1994 - 2001; 2001- )||31 kn; 33 kn||unreached :)||since May 1977||0||0||FINNJET||1|
|- best powered ferry of the world (1977 -)||69.000 kW||unreached :)||since May 1977||0||0||FINNJET||1|
|- (first and) only Gasturbineferry (1977- 1996)||GTS Stena Explorer (1996)||19 Years|
|- (first and) only ferry available as LEGO Model (1977-1977)||Some Silja Line Ferry (1977)||few months|
|- (first and) only ship with a Gasturbine and Diesel Electrical propulsion (1981-2000)||GTS Millennium (2000)||19 Years|
|- (first and) only civil ship with ECDIS (1994-1994)||MS Hamburg (1994)||few months|
What other records did Finnjet also set? Can you help me with some data? Have you found mistakes? I'd be very pleased about your eMail! Mathias Saken
Sources: A hell of stuff :) The whole table is full of data, that I have put together one by one, from Internet and various books!
© Mathias Saken 2001-2006