Certificate no 329
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Location St Mary's
Vessel type Pleasure Cruiser
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Unknown
Built in 1945
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
45.97 feet (14.02 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1945, SURPRISE is a passenger vessel with the capacity for 70 passengers. Based at St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, her principal work is ferrying visitors and residents to the other inhabited islands and also pleasure cruises to the uninhabited islands.

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