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Sound Cruising 2004-2012
Mount Batten Ferry

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This page shows postcards and images of the Sound Cruising at Plymouth.

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 Catalina of Tenby (1999, 40 grt) arrived in the summer of 2005 but her stay with Sound Cruising was short lived and she left for Inverness to become the Jacobite Legend the following year.

The cruising part of the 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.



Website:- www.soundcruising.co.uk

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.soundcruising.co.uk
   Telephone:- 01752 408590
http://www.hollandamerica.com



Sound Cruising 2004-2012

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Spirit of Plymouth  (Built 2004)
Sound Cruising: 2004-2012
Plymouth Boat Trips: 2012-

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.


Spirit of Plymouth on a Plymouth harbour tour
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd September 2011 - all images link to larger copies

SPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Spirit of Plymouth on a Plymouth harbour tour
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th March 2012 - all images link to larger copies

SPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.ukSPIRIT OF PLYMOUTH - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2012 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk








Plymouth Princess
Sound Cruising: 2005-2012
Plymouth Boat Trips: 2012-

Plymouth Princess had run at Southend from 1921 to 1958 as the Britannia I and on the Thames as Thames Britannia to 1982. She was the first boat of Plymouth Boat Cruises in 1982 She passed to Sound Cruising in 2005 and remained in the fleet in 2012.

Britannia I running at Southend
BRITANNIA I



Plymouth Princess at Phoenix Wharf in Sound Cruising ownership
Photo: © Graham Thorne , January 2007
PLYMOUTH PRINCESS



Plymouth Princess at Phoenix Wharf in Sound Cruising ownership
Photo: © Graham Thorne, 2006
PLYMOUTH PRINCESS



Plymouth Princess at the Barbican
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

PLYMOUTH PRINCESS - Sound Cruising - Photo: ©2011 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Plymouth Princess at the Barbican
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st September 2012

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




Plymouth Princess leaving the Barbican with a hen party charter
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st September 2012

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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
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








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

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