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Mount Batten Ferry 2012-

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This page shows postcards and images of the Mount Batten Ferry at Plymouth from 20004 onwards. Further research is required before previous boats are added.

In 2004, a new player arrived on the Plymouth scene in the shape of the Spirit of Plymouth  (2004, 66 grt), designed by her owner, and built locally. She ran under the banner of Sound Cruising. By 2005 Sound Cruising had taken over Plymouth Boat Cruises, there being insufficient trade for three operators.
Coral Star IV (1962, 13 grt) ex-Paignton, joined the combined Sound Cruising fleet as the Mount Batten Ferry.

The cruising part of the Sound Cruising business passed to Plymouth Boat Trips before the 2013 season along with Spirit of Plymouth and Plymouth Princess . The Mount Batten Ferry and vessels Copper and Plymouth Belle were not part of the sale. The livery of mount batten ferry is overall yellow, and  Plymouth Belle  had received this before the 2013 season.



Website:- www.mountbattenferry.com

Telephone:- 01752 408590

 

Vessels on this Page
 

Associated Pages

References
   Trip Out Guides - Various Editions 1985-2012 by Geoffrey Hamer
      Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH
   Estuary & River Ferries of South West England - Martin Langley & Edwina Small - Waine Research (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Tamar - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Dart - Richard Clammer & Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1987)
   South Devon Ferries - Alan Kittridge - Tempus (2003)
   Steamers & Ferries of the River Tamar & Three Towns District - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (2003)


Contacts
   Website:- www.mountbattenferry.com
   Telephone:- 01752 408590
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Mount Batten Ferry 2012-

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Coral Star IV
Sound Cruising: 2005-2010

In 2005 Coral Star IV (1962, 13 grt) ex-Paignton, joined the combined Sound Cruising fleet as the Mount Batten Ferry. Coral Star IV had left the Sound Cruising fleet by 2011.


Coral Star IV at Mayflower Steps - she is used on the Mount Batten Ferry.
Photo: © Luke Farley








Plymouth Belle
Sound Cruising: 2005-2012
Mount Batten Ferry: 2012-

Mashford's built the new motor vessel Plymouth Belle for the Millbrook Steamboat & Trading Company in 1961. She passed to Dart Pleasure Craft in 1980, and was later transferred to the River Dart. The tradition of vessel exchanges between Plymouth and Dartmouth was revived at the end of the 2002 season. Plymouth Venturer was sold to Dart Pleasure Craft, becoming their Dart Venturer with former Millbrook vessel, Plymouth Belle (1960), moving in the opposite direction. Plymouth Belle passed to Sound Cruising in 2005, and remained in the 2012 fleet. When Sound Cruising passed to Plymouth Boat Trips before the 2013 season the Mount Batten Ferry was not part of the deal and remained independent using the  Plymouth Belle and the Copper.


Plymouth Belle on the Mountbatten Ferry with Sound Cruising
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st September 2012

PLYMOUTH BELLE - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Plymouth Belle on the Mountbatten Ferry in new 20130yellow livery
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 15th June 2013

PLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk PLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukPLYMOUTH BELLE - Mount Batten Ferry - Photo: ©2013 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk








Copper
Sound Cruising: ????-2012
Mount Batten Ferry: 2012-

Copper is mainly used as a water taxi, but also runs on the Mount Batten Ferry in winter and on early/late sailings in summer, carrying 12 passengers. When Sound Cruising passed to Plymouth Boat trips before the 2013 season the Mount Batten Ferry was not part of the deal and remained independent using the  Plymouth Belle and the Copper.


Copper on the Mountbatten Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th March 2012

COPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk COPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukCOPPER - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk



















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