Ferry built 1946 by Philip & Son, Dartmouth
To be confirmed
15.00 feet (4.58 metres)
65.00 feet (19.82 metres)
4.00 feet (1.22 metres)
She worked on the Tamar estuary, with ownership passing to Dart Pleasure Craft in 1980, and thereafter, she also made occasional trips from Dartmouth. In 1985, Dart Pleasure Craft pulled out of Plymouth services, and she was sold to Plymbouth Boat Cruises Ltd, who operated her until 1988. She was sold again to G. H. Ridalls & Sons Ltd, of Dartmouth and renamed TOTNES PRINCESS in March 1989. She ran from Darmouth to Totnes and also made trips out to sea as far as Torquay and Hallsands. She remained in service on the Dart until 1999, when Ridalls sold their fleet to Dart Pleasure Craft, who had by then been purchased by Dart Valley Railway Plc. TOTNES PRINCESS was surplus to the new company's requirements, and in September 2001, she was sold to Laxey Towing Company of Douglas, Isle of Man, for coastal services. They renamed her KARINA after a famous Manx excursion vessel of 1913. She is licensed to carry 100 passengers and offers cruises from Douglas and private charters.
Source: Paul Brown, Historic Ships The Survivors (Amberley, 2010), updated Feb 2011.
- 1946 – 1958May Queen
- 1958 – 1989Eastern Belle
- 1989 – 2000Totnes Princess
a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron