Registration number 3811
Status Registered

Previous names

  • 1960 - 1990 Girl Deborah


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Tender
Location Scarborough
Vessel type Open Launch
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes


Builder Reekie, Walter, Anstruther
Built in 1933
Hull material Wood
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Air Draft
12.00 feet (3.66m)
Breadth: Beam
11.25 feet (3.43m)
Length: Overall
37.25 feet (11.35m)
Tonnage: Gross


The QUEENSFERRY was built in 1934 and spent most of her life plying the Firth of Forth, as a passenger ferry and tour boat under the auspices of the Scottish Marine Safety Agency. In 1996, QUEENSFERRY was sold to a local marine entrepreneur and refitted by W.Y. boatbuilder Lenny Oliver at a boat yard on the River Esk, Scotland. The refit included an engine rebuild, re wire, and the wheelhouse moving to 3/4 aft. This enabled passengers to board across the foredeck.

In 1997, she was re-registered with the MCA with a reduced carrying capacity of 24. In 2016, she was purchased by her current owner, who had already been operating her since 2000. By then, her area of operation had increased to the maximum on a MCA Class VI vessel, lifting her capacity to 35. The QUEENSFERRY operates from her home port of Scarborough, from June to October taking out holiday makers on wildlife excursions and private charter work along with sea angling trips.

Key dates

  • 1934

    Built in Anstruther

  • 1996

    Refitted by W.Y. boatbuilder Lenny Oliver with an engine rebuilf, re-wire, and moving the wheelhouse 3/4 aft

  • 2016

    Purchased by her current owner, who had operated her since 2000

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