10th April 1987

Condor’s first crossing between the mainland and Channel Islands

Condor Ferries first service between the mainland and the Channel Islands set off from Weymouth with Captain Martin Dumont on the bridge. Condor soon became notable for running not just conventional passenger and car ferries, but also high-speed catamarans.

In the late 1990s it successfully bid to retain its licence to serve the Channel Islands and, in 2015, cut journey times further when it introduced Condor Liberation.


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