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New Sicily-Malta catamaran route by summer 2023?
The catamaran will be able to take up to 430 passengers.

Emma Galea

Earlier today, the Times of Malta confirmed that Maltese businessman Paul Gauci has secured a multi-million deal, making him the new owner of the Marina di Ragusa in Sicily.

The news also suggested that a new daily catamaran service between Malta and Sicily will start by summer 2023, with a commute time of one hour and 45 minutes.

In fact, the catamaran, which goes by the name of Ragusa Express, was spotted docked at a Maltese shipyard last October, leading many to speculate that a new Ragusa to Malta route will be launched.

The ferry purchased by Paul Gauci will be able to take up to 430 passengers, 21 cars or 65 motorcycles.

Virtu Ferries is currently the only other company operating between Malta and Sicily, travelling from Valletta to Pozzallo.

Ponte Ferries was also operating between Malta and Augusta but has temporarily stopped its operations with no indication of when it’s returning.

Facebook/Salvatore Moltisanti

18th January 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as my films as she possibly can!

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