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Manxman picks up award for world's 'best and most innovative' vessel 

Steam Packet receives accolade at Shippax ceremony

The Steam Packet is celebrating after its new vessel picked up a global ferry award.

Manxman has won the Shippax Ro-Pax Award 2024 after being recognised as the world's ‘best and most innovative’ roll-on roll-off freight and passenger vessel in its class.

The company was presented with the accolade during the annual Shippax Ferry Conference in Sweden.

Managing Director Brian Thomson said: "It is a huge honour that Manxman has been recognised for this prestigious award.

"It is a credit to everyone in the company and we are proud of designing, delivering and operating such an excellent vessel, which is the largest, most-modern and best-equipped ferry the Island has ever had."

A Shippax spokesperson said: "The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company illustrates that even smaller ro-pax operators can successfully manage new building projects in Asia thereby combining British ship design excellence with the experience and efficiency of far eastern shipbuilding.”

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