Bonanza was built in 1972 for Fred Olsen & Co. The company has been her main operator through her career although she was chartered out a few times. Therefore, she was chartered in 1972 by Silja Line, and then in 1976 by Brittany Ferries.
Bonanza was delivered to Brittany Ferries in late-May 1976, and was introduced on the Roscoff - Plymouth route on 27th May. On 5th June, she shift to the Saint-Malo - Portsmouth service until 15th August. Then, Bonanza reverted to the Roscoff - Plymouth service until 01st September. Then, Bonanza was returned to her owners.
She was renamed Benchijigua in 1980, and Bajamar in 1994. She was sold in 2001 to MBRS Lines and renamed Blessed Mother, and then Bahuga Jaya. She was scrapped in the mid-00s.
|M/V Bonanza (1976)|
|Shipyard||Ulstein Werft AS, Ulsteinvik, Norway|
|Owner||Fred Olsen & Co|
Portsmouth (GB) - St Malo (FR)
Plymouth (GB) - Roscoff (FR)
|Gross Tonnage||3,972 GT|
|Engines||2 Werkspoor 8TM10 engines|
|Speed||19.00 knots (service)|
|Passengers & Cargo|
|Passengers Capacity||747 passengers|
|Garage Capacity||200 cars|