Main Characteristics

Year built: 2023Steam Packet Ben My Chree Main Charateristics
GRT: 24,161
Service speed: 19.25 knots
Length overall: 133 metres
Breadth: 26 metres
Draught: 5.2 metres
Passengers and crew: 1000
Vehicles: 237 private, 75 trailers
Main engines: 4 x Wartsila 31 hybrid diesel electric
Propulsion: 2 x Electric propulsion motor 7850 KW
Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea

Built in 2023, Manxman is the first new build vessel the Company has commissioned since Ben-my-Chree joined the fleet in 1998.
Manxman has a passenger capacity of 948, that’s over 300 more than the Ben-my-Chree. It has 10% more lane capacity for vehicles too. But that doesn’t mean it’s vastly bigger. Its open and spacious feel comes down to clever use of space and design.

Whether you’re travelling on business, or setting off on holiday with the family, Manxman’s clever layout creates the perfect space for everyone. The public areas on the vessel are all fully wheelchair accessible.
There are cafés, bars and a selection of quiet spaces, plus plenty of things to see and do for the little ones – there’s even dedicated space for your pets.

If you’re looking for space to relax or work, or want to get your holiday started early with a few treats and luxuries, there are plenty of ways to upgrade your crossing. Manxman has a selection of premium lounges, each with a unique atmosphere.

Explore Manxman’s facilities here.