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Certificate no 285
Status Registered
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Details

Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Reading
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No

Construction

Builder Fellows & Co, Great Yarmouth
Built in 1928
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.58 m)
Depth
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
59.97 feet (18.29 m)
Tonnage: Gross
28.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

History

Built in 1928 by Fellows & Co. of Great Yarmouth, PRINCESS MARINA is a river vessel with a capacity for 110 passengers. Based at Reading, she operates daily cruises during the summer and is available for charter trips all the year round. Her history is documented as follows: 1928/35 owned by E W & S H D Longfield, Great Yarmouth; 1935/48 owned by Albert Butler, Leeds; 1948/52 owned by Sea Cruises, Whitby; 1952/60 owned by Thames Launches; 1960/76 owned by A Crouch; 1976/89 owned by B Balcome; 1989 – sold to present owner.

Sources

Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

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