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Moby Dreams


Moby’s vivid hull colour schemes aren’t to everyone’s taste but, in a market where the most energetic opposition is screaming at potential customers in bright yellow, it doesn’t hurt to have something eye-catching for them to hang their hat on, especially when in comparison it would be all too easy to disappear into Eurowhite-style forgettability alongside the Gruppo Tirrenia.

Personally I have to say I’m a fan – I find it somewhat ironic that ships which, when built, were quite aggressively modern such as the Tor Britannia and Tor Scandinavia are now referred to as being in some way stripped of their dignity with these schemes (as the Moby Drea and Moby Otta). Some would say that happened way back during the Triangle years but one thing is certain – they were, and remain, ships built for fun. There is, after all, no reason that ferries have to be deeply serious objects, especially since they are engaged so often in the leisure and holiday trade.

Here we present pictures from the past couple of years showing aspects of the colour schemes of the current Moby fleet.

Piombino

Piombino

Moby Fantasy

Moby Fantasy

Moby Fantasy


Moby Fantasy

Moby Fantasy


Moby Fantasy

Moby Fantasy

Moby Otta

Moby Otta in Livorno

Moby Otta in Livorno


Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Otta

Moby Aki

Moby Aki

Moby Aki

Moby Aki

Moby Aki

Moby Wonder

Moby Wonder

Moby Wonder

Moby Tommy

Moby Tommy - sunrise in Livorno

Moby Tommy - sunrise in Livorno

Moby Tommy

Moby Tommy

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent - keeping the whiskers clean under a watchful eye

Moby Vincent - keeping the whiskers clean under a watchful eye

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent

Moby Vincent

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Drea

Moby Freedom

Moby Freedom at Olbia

Moby Freedom at Olbia

Moby Freedom

Moby Freedom

The Elba ships
None of the Elba ferries currently has a Looney Tunes livery, these five ships instead retaining their idiosyncratic separate identities. This is more than can be said for the Giraglia’s sister, the Bastia on the Santa Teresa di Gallura-Bonifacio route which, together with the former Lloyd Sardegna ro-pax Maria Grazia On, retains just the big blue whale for hull markings.

Moby Lally (design by ‘Projekt Silver’)

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Moby Lally

Giraglia

Giraglia

Giraglia

Moby Love (design by Mordillo)

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Love

Moby Baby (design by Ettore Sottsass Jr.)

Moby Baby

Moby Baby

Moby Baby

Moby Baby

Moby Baby

Moby Baby

Moby Ale (design by Ettore Sottsass Jr.)

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

Moby Ale

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