Certificate no 338
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Location Maldon
Vessel type Pleasure Cruiser
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Unknown
Built in 1947
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
49.97 feet (15.24 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1947, VIKING SAGA is a passenger vessel with the capacity for 96 passengers. She is based at Maldon in Essex and cruises on the River Blackwater.

We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information, past or present, please contact us.


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

Key dates

  • 1947

    Built as a pleasure cruiser for up to 96 passengers

  • 1960s

    Operated from Maldon in Essex with trips from Clacton around pirate radio ships

  • 1980s

    Cruising around Caldey and St Margarets Islands, Lydstep Haven, Amroth and St Govans Head 

  • 2003

    Some renovation and repainting carried out

  • 2004

    Based at Maldon in Essex and cruising on River Blackwater

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