Welsh Marine Engineers and Workboat Builders Mainstay Marine Solutions have delivered a 12m replacement ferry for Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland.
The Lady of Lismore has arrived at Port Appin after a journey of 302 nautical miles from Pembrokeshire.
With a cruising speed of 8 kts, the ferry will provide the c170 inhabitants who reside on the Island, with a passenger-only ‘lifeline’ ferry service to and from Port Appin to Lismore Island.
Stewart Graves, Managing Director commented “As the ferry will provide an essential service to and from Lismore, quality of build and reliability are essential. We look forward to the islanders enjoying excellent service from the ferry for many years to come”.
Designed by Keel Marine, the all-steel vessel has a complement for two crew members and twenty-three passengers.
Jim Smith, Head of Roads and Infrastructure Services, Argyll and Bute Council commented “It’s fantastic to see the Lady of Lismore safely home. We know there has been a lot of excitement waiting for her arrival and we look forward to passengers enjoying excellent service from the ferry for many years to come. We’re proud that we have delivered this vital lifeline to the island and wish the Lady of Lismore well and all who sail on her.”