Please see the blog post on April 16, 2015 for more details of this vessel. I went back a few weeks later to Nassau and was able to obtain more detailed photos. By Eric Wiberg, April 22, 2015.
Please also see other articles about vessels owned by the Taylor Corporation and Pirate’s Wells Investments such as the Lady Rosalind, Lady Rosalind I, Lady Rosalind II, Marcella I, Marcella II, Marcella III, Miranda, Lady Mathilda, Trans-Cargo II, and the older wooden sailboat Nonesuch built 1880.
MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Fiesta Mail
PAST NAMES: not known
DIMENSIONS: 228′ long, 49.5′ wide, draft 11.5′, speed 12.5 knots, 2,485 gross registered tons, summer cargo capacity (DWT) 710 tons, IMO # 9266724, Ro/Ro & passenger ferry, flagged to Bahamas, capable of carrying 450 passengers, classed by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)
YEAR BUILT: 2002
BUILDER: Xinhe Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China
EARLY CAREER: believed to be trading in Bahamas since it was launched, though verifying
BAHAMAS CAREER: Connecting Nassau with Freeport bi-weekly and Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale weekly.
CAPTAIN: Capt. Limos Taylor