PRESS RELEASE

September 30, 2019

Interior of the new ferry is designed by Kudos Dsign

The interior designs of the new ferry, which will operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden, are being finalized. Kudos has produced the interior design plan for Wasaline’s new ship. They have designed all public areas of the ferry.

The design is modern, fresh and makes use of natural colours.

“We are very pleased with the interior design plan. The design is down-to-earth and we got just what we were looking for. Kudos Dsign has been easy to work with and the communication has been fluent”, says Markus Backlund, Project Manager for the interior design, Kvarken Link.

Part of our project team has roots in the Botnia region which makes this project very special and personal to us. From the very beginning it was obvious that the design direction should be honest and simplified just like the Botnia region is known as at its best. We were inspired by the windswept islands of the Botnian archipelago, the wide open fields, and the majestic landscape of Västerbotten, not forgetting the traditional craftmanship skills and today’s greenhouse farming” says Anu Shaw, Senior interior designer & Project Manager of Kudos Dsign.

The construction of the new ferry for Kvarken Link has started at the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard and it will replace the existing Wasa Express in traffic in the spring of 2021. It will be operated by Wasaline.

For more information:
Peter Ståhlberg, CEO, Wasaline, phone: +358 40 559 2353, e-mail: peter.stahlberg@wasaline.com

Press contact:
Catarina Fant, Head of Marketing, Kvarken Link, phone: +358 46 921 5811, e-mail:
catarina.fant@wasaline.com

Kvarken Link is owned by the municipality of Umeå and the city of Vaasa, both of whom serve as guarantors of the financing. Our mission is to build the most environmentally friendly passenger ferry on earth. The vessel will be future ready to allow for upgrades and sustainability improvements. More information can be found on www.kvarkenlink.com