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Thames Clippers
 
 
This Simplon Postcards page is one of a series on the excursion ships and ferries of the River Thames in London. This page covers Thames Clippers - list of boats on this page. See www.thamesclippers.com for Thames Clippers services.
 
Thames Clippers operate a daily scheduled fast service between Waterloo and QE2 Pier (North Greenwich & O2) via Canary Wharf and Greenwich. They were formed as Collins River Services c.2000, soon adopting the marketing name of Thames Clippers. For many years, most trips were run by the smaller catamarans Sky Clipper, Star Clipper and Storm Clipper These three small catamarans had been built in 1991/92 for RiverBus, who had pioneered a fast commuter service on the Thames. Thames Clippers effectively recreated their service from the City to Docklands, but with greater capital and far more impressive vessels. They were joined by the by the larger Hurricane Clipper in 2001. Hurricane Clipper later operated a service between the two Tate Galleries via the London Eye between the peaks, with a special livery created by Damian Hirst. When Moon Clipper and Sun Clipper arrived, they took most of the commuter services. A new non-stop service from Waterloo to the O2 (ex-Millennium Dome) began in 2007. This now runs only when there are O2 events, since normal services have been extended from Masthouse to Greenwich and QE2 Pier. Thames Clippers also operate the short ferry service between Canary Wharf and the Hilton Hotel, originally with Abel Magwitch, but later using Twin Star. Thames Clippers moved their base from by Greenland Pier to Trinity Buoy Wharf (opposite the O2) at the end of 2007. Services increased to a 15 minute frequency in November 2007, but reduced to every 20 minutes from March 15th 2008, despite all 6 new boats plus overhauled Hurricane Clipper, Moon Clipper and Sun Clipper being available for service. Weekend services extended to Woolwich. The timetable was revised again from October 13th 2008, reverting to a Woolwich shuttle on Saturdays.
 
New 2007 Catamarans
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. The two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in Tilbury on 3rd February 2008, and entered service later in the month. The new vessels, plus Sun & Moon Clipper all received advertising vinyls for NatWest or RBS in September/October 2008. This arrangement expired in September 2011 when the fleet began receiving KPMG vinyls plus different coloured embellishments for each boat.
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
Catamaran Numbers - October 2008
In September 2008, all the cats were given prominent numbers:-
  1 Sun Clipper
  2 Moon Clipper
  3 Sky Clipper
  4 Storm Clipper
  5 Star Clipper
  6 Meteor Clippers
  7 Cyclone Clipper
  8 Typhoon Clipper
  9 Tornado Clipper
  10 Monsoon Clipper
  11 Aurora Clipper
  12 Hurricane Clapper
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact: www.thamesclippers.com
 
Ships on this Page:-
Abel Magwitch - Hilton Hotel-to-Canary Wharf ferry (now replaced)
Aurora Clipper (2008)
Cyclone Clipper (2007)
Hurricane Clipper (2001)
Meteor Clipper (2008)
Mile High Flyer (2007)
Moon Clipper (2002)
Monsoon Clipper (2007)
Predator - Crew boat
Predator II - Crew boat
Sky Clipper (1992)
Star Clipper (1991)
Storm Clipper (1992)
Sun Clipper (2002)
Tornado Clipper (2007)
Typhoon Clipper (2007)
Twin Star
 
Timetable Archive (always check www.thamesclippers.com for latest):-
2009 - April 6th - Summer 2009 Timetable
2008 - October - Hilton Ferry Timetable
2008 - October -Tate Boat Timetable
2008 - October 13th - Woolwich shuttle reinstated
2008 - March 15th - 20 minute frequency
2008 - January 11th-20th - Boat Show
2008 - January
2007 - November - 15 minute frequency
 
Thames Passenger Boat Pages:-
River Thames Excursion Boats - Thames Header Page - Full List of Companies
Catamaran Cruisers
City Cruises
Crown River Cruises
 
Associated Pages:-
www.thamesclippers.com - company website
UK Excursion Ships
Ferry Postcards
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
Simplon Postcards - Recent Updates
Simplon Postcards - Home Page
 
References:-
Royal River Highway by Frank L.Dix (David & Charles, 1985)
Trip Out Guides - Various Editions 1985-2009 by Geoffrey Hamer (PO Box 485, Southall UB1 9BH)
Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH

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Table of Individual Boat Pages
Name
Other names
 Built
 Aurora Clipper  
 2008
 Cyclone Clipper  
 2007
 Hurricane Clipper  
 2001
 Meteor Clipper  
 2008
 Monsoon Clipper  
 2007
 Moon Clipper  
 2001
 Sky Clipper   Veritatem, Serco D10
 1992
 Star Clipper   Conrad Chelsea Harbour, Serco D9 
 1992
 Storm Clipper   DHL Worldwide Express, Serco D11
 1992
 Sun Clipper  
 2001
 Tornado Clipper  
 2007
 Typhoon Clipper  
 2007







Thames Clippers Fleet List



Abel Magwitch (built: 2001)
 
181 grt - 124ft long - 220 passengers
Hilton Hotel-Canary Wharf Ferry
 
By October 2004, Twin Star was operating this ferry service.



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003
ABEL MAGWITCH - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003ABEL MAGWITCH - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003






Star Clipper (built: 1991)
 
More images of Star Clipper
 
Star Clipper passing the London Eye
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th April 2005.
Star Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Star Clipper passing HMS Belfast at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
Star Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Star Clipper with Hungerford Bridge in the background
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Star Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Star Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Star Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Star Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Star Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Sky Clipper
(built: 1992)
 
60grt - 62 passengers
 
More images of Sky Clipper
 
Sky Clipper at Masthouse
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007
Sky Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Sky Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Sky Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Sky Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Sky Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Storm Clipper (built: 1992)
 
60grt - 62 passengers
 
More images of Storm Clipper
 
Storm Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th July 2003.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at London Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th April 2005.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th April 2005.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at Southwark Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th April 2005.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper at Bankside
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th April 2005.
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Storm Clipper passing HMS Belfast at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Storm Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Hurricane Clipper (built: 2001)
 
181 grt - 124ft long - 220 passengers
 
More images of Hurricane Clipper
 
Hurricane Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 26th May 2003.
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at Lambeth Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, Lambeth Bridge, 11th March 2006.
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at the Tower
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 15th September 2007
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at Greenwich
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at Greenwich
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at Tower Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2007
Hurricane Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Hurricane Clipper following overhaul in 2008
Photo: © Ben Mann, 18th March 2008
 
 
Hurricane Clipper at Trinity Pier with identity number 12
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008



Hurricane Clipper at speed
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009
HURRICANE CLIPPER of Thames Clippers - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009



Hurricane Clipper at speed
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009
HURRICANE CLIPPER of Thames Clippers - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009



Hurricane Clipper at speed
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009
HURRICANE CLIPPER of Thames Clippers - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd March 2009






Twin Star
 
Hilton Hotel-Canary Wharf Ferry
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 9th October 2004.
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 9th October 2004.
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007






Sun Clipper (built: 2001)
 
Sun Clipper and Moon Clipper were built as Antrim Runner and Down Runner for Belfast commuter services.
 
More images of Sun Clipper
 
Sun Clipper.
Photo: © Ben Mann
 
 
Sun Clipper.
Photo: © Ben Mann
 
 
Sun Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
Sun Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Sun Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
Sun Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Sun Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007
Sun Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Moon Clipper (built: 2001)
 
Sun Clipper and Moon Clipper were built as Antrim Runner and Down Runner for Belfast commuter services.
 
Moon Clipper received RBS advertising vinyls in July 2008 and the identification number 9 in September 2008
 
More images of Moon Clipper
 
Moon Clipper.
Photo: © Ben Mann
 
 
Moon Clipper.
Photo: © Ben Mann
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 31st March 2006
Moon Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 20th January 2007
Moon Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Moon Clipper at Waterloo Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th May 2007
Moon Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Moon Clipper at St Katherine's Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Moon Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Moon Clipper at St Katherine's Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Moon Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Moon Clipper at Trinity Buoy Pier, with RBS advertising Vinyls and fleet identification number 2
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008
 
 
Moon Clipper at Trinity Buoy Pier, with RBS advertising Vinyls and fleet identification number 2
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008



Moon Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
MOON CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Moon Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
MOON CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011






Mile High Flyer
(2007)
 
Mile High Flyer near Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th September 2007
Mile High Flyer - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Mile High Flyer near Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th September 2007
Mile High Flyer - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Mile High Flyer near Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th September 2007
Mile High Flyer - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Tornado Clipper
(2007)
 
More images of Tornado Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in 2008, and entered service in February.
 
Tornado Clipper received NatWest  advertising vinyls in July 2008 and the identification number 9 in September 2008
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
 
Tornado Clipper at Tower Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper passing Blackfriars railway bridge, Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper passing under the Millennium Bridge, Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper passing St Paul's Cathedral
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper at Festival Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper at Westminster Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper at Festival Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
Tornado Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: © Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Tornado Clipper with NatWest  advertising vinyls and number 9
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008
 
 
Tornado Clipper with NatWest  advertising vinyls and number 9
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008



Tornado Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
TORNADO CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Tornado Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
TORNADO CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Tornado Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
TORNADO CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011






Typhoon Clipper
(2007)
 
More images of Typhoon Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in 2008, and entered service in February.
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
 
Typhoon Clipper at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th October 2007
 
 
Typhoon Clipper passing Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th October 2007
 
 
Typhoon Clipper passing Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th October 2007






Monsoon Clipper
(2007)
 
More images of Monsoon Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in 2008, and entered service in February.
 
Monsoon Clipper received Tutankhamun vinyls soon after delivery. She then received NatWest  vinyls in July 2008 and the identification number 10 in September 2008
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
 
Monsoon Clipper at Greenland Pier without advertising
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th September 2007
 
 
Monsoon Clipper at QE2 Pier with Tutankhamun vinyls
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th October 2007
Monsoon Clipper - Thames Clippers - www.simplonpc.co.uk -  Photo: © 2007 Ian Boyle
 
 
Monsoon Clipper at Canary Wharf with Tutankhamun vinyls
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Monsoon Clipper at Canary Wharf with Tutankhamun vinyls
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Monsoon Clipper arriving at Masthouse with NatWest  vinyls and number 10
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008
 
 
Monsoon Clipper arriving at Masthouse with NatWest  vinyls and number 10
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008




Monsoon Clipper in KPMG livery leaving Tower Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 16th October 2012
MONSOON CLIPPER - Thames Clipper - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th October 2012MONSOON CLIPPER - Thames Clipper - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th October 2012 MONSOON CLIPPER - Thames Clipper - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 16th October 2012






Cyclone Clipper
(2007)
 
More images of Cyclone Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in 2008, and entered service in February.
 
Cyclone Clipper received NatWest  advertising vinyls in July 2008, and the identification number 7 in September 2008.
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 20077
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots


Cyclone Clipper behind Sky Clipper at Greenland Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th September 2007
CYCLONE CLIPPER & SKY CLIPPER - Thames Clippers



Cyclone Clipper running light into central London
Seen from Tornado Clipper
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th October 2007
Cyclone Clipper - Thames Clippers - www.simplonpc.co.uk -  Photo: © 2007 Ian BoyleCyclone Clipper - Thames Clippers - www.simplonpc.co.uk -  Photo: © 2007 Ian Boyle



Cyclone Clipper passing HMS Belfast with advertising vinyls and identification number 7
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2010



Cyclone Clipper at Trinity Buoy Pier with advertising vinyls and identification number 7
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2010



Cyclone Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
CYCLONE CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011CYCLONE CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Cyclone Clipper with only partially applied KPMG advertising vinyls on the port side
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
CYCLONE CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011






Meteor Clipper
(2008)
 
More images of Meteor Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in Tilbury on 3rd February 2008, and entered service on the 12th.
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
 
Meteor Clipper at Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Meteor Clipper leaving Canary Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Meteor Clipper passing under London Bridge
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Meteor Clipper approaching Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Meteor Clipper approaching Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Meteor Clipper leaving Bankside Pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Meteor Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
METEOR CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
METEOR CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd October 2011
METEOR CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd October 2011
METEOR CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011






Aurora Clipper
(2008)
 
More images of Aurora Clipper
 
The first four of six new catamarans entered service in September/October 2007. These were Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper, Monsoon Clipper and Cyclone Clipper. Two further boats Aurora Clipper and Meteor Clipper arrived in Tilbury on 3rd February 2008, and entered service later in the month.
 
Aurora Clipper received NatWest  advertising vinyls in July 2008, and the identification number 7 in September 2008.
 
Built: Brisbane Ship Construction, Australia, 2007
Length: 38m
Beam: 9.30m
Depth: 2.75m
Passengers: 220
Engine: 2 x MTU V10 2000
Speed: 30 knots
 
Aurora Clipper at Trinity Buoy Wharf prior to entering service
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Aurora Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Aurora Clipper at Trinity Buoy Wharf prior to entering service
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
Aurora Clipper - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Aurora Clipper passing the 'Prospect of Whitby' public house, showing NatWest  advertising and identification number 11
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th October 2008



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011
AURORA CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011



Meteor Clipper with new KPMG advertising vinyls near Embankment Pier
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd October 2011
AURORA CLIPPER - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 1st October 2011






Predator
 
Predator was working as crew boat for Thames Clippers in January 2008, ferrying crew from their new base at Trinity Buoy Wharf (background in images) to the QE2 Pier at the O2. Predator was replaced by Predator II (ex-Police launch Gabriel Franks) in February 2008.
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
Predator - Thames Clippers -  Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008
 
 
Predator at the QE2 Pier (O2)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 12th January 2008





Predator II
 
Predator was to be replaced by Predator II (ex-Police launch John Harriot II) in February 2008.
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008
 
 
Predator II at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th February 2008






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