This vessel was designed for Strandfaraskip Landsins, Faroe Islands, built by the IZAR Shipyard, San Fernando, Spain, and delivered in the autumn of 2005. She now serves the route between Thorshavn and the island of Suderø in the southern part of the Faroe Islands. The vessel was especially designed for this route, which is classified as open sea in the North Atlantic.
KNUD E. HANSEN A/S was in conjunction with the Ferry Shipping Conference 06 announced as the winner of the ShipPax Award in the category "Outstanding Ferry Exterior".
KNUD E. HANSEN A/S design M/S Smyril for Strandfaraskip Landsin won the prize with the following comments, "In an age of boxy-looking ferries created in the quest for ever greater efficiency and revenue earning potential, it comes as blessed relief to see the warm beauty of a handsome and functional vessel with smooth hull lines built to serve in an area known for harsh climate".
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