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|Founder||Antonio Armas Curbelo|
Naviera Armas is a Spanish company, founded in the 1940s, which operates a number of ferry services in Spain. The company mainly operates in the Canary Islands, with additional routes connecting the Canary Islands and the north African coast to the Spanish mainland. As of August 2019, the company operates a fleet of 11 ferries and 5 fast ferries.
Naviera Armas was founded in 1941 in Lanzarote by Antonio Armas Curbelo. Its initial activities were dedicated to the inter-island transport of salt and freight using wooden-hull boats. With the years, the company included steel-hull ships in its fleet and expanded to the old province of Spanish Sahara.
In 2008, the company started offering services to Portimão, Portugal with a stopover on the Portuguese island of Madeira. However, in 2013, the service to Madeira was abruptly withdrawn due to a dispute over harbour fees. Services resumed in the summer of 2018 as a seasonal offering between 2 July and 20 September, being operated by Grupo Sousa using Naviera Armas's ship Volcán de Tijarafe, which provided the crossing prior to the 2013 discontinuation. With a maximum speed of 23 knots, the crossing was scheduled to take 24 hours. In the summer of 2019, this service was provided using the ship Volcán de Timanfaya.
Naviera Armas operates a fleet of eleven ferries and five fast ferries. The fast ferries were acquired as a response to competition from rival Canary Islands ferry company Fred. Olsen Express, which operates an entirely high speed fleet.
Not all of the ships operated by Armas are owned by the company. Those owned by Armas follow the company's naming convention: "Volcán de" followed by a name starting with the letter T.
|Mar d'Canal||1983||1996||1,638 GT|||
|Volcán de Taburiente||2006||2006||12,895 GT||Los Christianos de Tenerife – San Sebastian de La Gomera|||
|Volcán de Tamadaba||2007||2007||19,976 GT||Las Palmas - Arrecife|||
|Volcán de Tamasite||2004||2004||17,343 GT||Tenerife - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Morro Jable|||
|Volcán de Tauce||1995||1995||9,667 GT||Las Palmas - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario|||
|Volcán de Teneguía||1997||1997||11,197 GT||chartered to Acciona|||
|Volcán de Tijarafe||2007||2007||19,976 GT||Tenerife - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria|||
|Volcán de Timanfaya||2005||2005||17,343 GT||Motril-Al Hoceima/Nador|||
|Volcán de Tinamar||2011||2011||29,514 GT||Motril-Melilla|||
|Volcán de Tindaya||2003||2003||3,715 GT||Corralejo - Playa Blanca. Entered service in 2003. Crossing time 35 mins.|||
|Volcán del Teide||2011||2011||29,757 GT||Huelva - Santa Cruz de Tenerife|||
|Alborán||1999||2014||6.346 GT||Incat Hull 052. Timechartered to Naviera Armas, Los Cristianos - Puerto de la Estaca|||
|Volcán de Tirajana||2002||2015||6,581 GT||Incat Hull 062, 98 x 26 metres, 35 knots operational speed. 900 passengers, 287 cars|||
|Volcán de Teno||2000||2016||6,360 GT||Incat Hull 056. 96 x 27 metres, 38 knots (70 kmh) service speed. 966 passengers, 290 cars. / Motril-Al Hoceïma (NOVEMBER 2017, laid up in Cadiz)|||
|Volcán de Tagoro||July 2019||August 2019||10,800 GT||Incat 091. 111 x 31 metres, 35 knots operational speed, 1184 pass (155 business class), 390 cars. Cost €74 million|||
- "Timetables". Naviera Armas. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "Fleet". Naviera Armas. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "History". Naviera Armas. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- "Ferry Madeira-Portimão: Bilhetes disponíveis a partir de hoje A primeira viagem realiza-se a 2 de julho mas os bilhetes vão estar disponíveis já a partir desta terça-feira (Vídeo)". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "Maritime trips Portimão - Madeira - Canárias". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "Ferry trips Madeira - Portimão - Canarias". madeira-ferry.pt. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- The Ferry Site about Mar d'Canal
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Taburiente
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tamadaba
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tamasite
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tauce
- Shipspotting about M/F Volcan de Teneguia
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tijarafe
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Timanfaya
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tinamar
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán de Tindaya
- The Ferry Site about M/F Volcán del Teide
- The Ferry Site about HSC Alborán
- Significant Fast Ferry Contract for Incat
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