Dover Strait ferry operator Euroferries, which has given little information about itself to date, had originally said that it would launch the service at the end of March and then in late August.
The company, which has given little information about itself to date, had originally said that it would launch the service at the end of March and then in late August.
Now it has promised that it will offer four daily crossings from November 14 at prices starting at £49 ($77.50) for a day trip for a car and up to five passengers.
It said that the vessel it would be using for the service would be the Bonanza Express, a 1999-built Incat construction with a service speed of 37.7 knots, which has most recently been operated in the Canary Islands by the Fred. Olsen group.
The 96 m vessel, which has capacity for up to 755 passengers, will be joined by a second unnamed vessel on the route next year, according to Euroferries.
Euroferries announced on Monday that it was taking bookings for the new service on its newly launched website.
The website offers no information about the company, however, and a press release invites those seeking further information to contact Good Company Publicity by telephone or email.
An inquiry this morning was registered by an answering machine and the promised return call had not materialised by mid-afternoon.
After at least two false starts so far this year, there is some scepticism regarding the company"s ability to deliver its promised service despite its claim earlier this year that it is being partnered by the Fred. Olsen group.
At the time, it listed its chairman as former AP Moller-Maersk and Bombardier executive Per Staehr, its operations executive as former Hoverspeed managing director Geoffrey Ede and its company secretary as former Ernst & Young senior partner Paul Donert.
The company has not explained why it has failed to meet its previous launch dates this year, however.
These mishaps follow a previous failed launch in 2006, moreover, when Euroferries failed to secure the ship it had earmarked for the service after long-running negotiations with its then owner, the city of Rochester in the US.