Built in 1997 by INCAT in Australia, Condor Rapide
is part of a series of 4 fast 86m catamarans. Her sisters-ships are:
Condor Rapide is acquired by Condor Condor Ferries in 2010 for its links with Channel Islands. She replaces from May 2010 the Condor 10 of a smaller capacity.
1997: construction under the name of Incat45
May 1999-May 2001: she is comissioned by the Royal Australian Navy and became HMAS Jervis Bay. She underwent an overhaul to withstand heavy vehicles. She is used as transport of troops and equipment in peace keeping in East Timor.
2002 : under the commercial name Winner, she provides service Palau-Genoa in Italy for the company TRIS. This service stops at the bankruptcy of the company.
2003: It remains to dock at Portland
2004-2008: she becomes the HSC Speed One. She performs several times a day the Dover-Boulogne crossing on behalf of the company Speed Ferries. While the slogan of the commpagny was "Fight the Pirates", she is found in an advertisement on the side of Grand Turk who plays the pirate ship. Speed Ferries is declared bankrupt November 6, 2008.
2009: Renamed Sea Leopard, she remains docked full year Tilbury (England)
March 2010 - now: She goes under the colors of Condor Ferries and became Condor Rapide for links to the Channel Islands.