Built in 1947 by Cook Walton & Gemmel of Beverley, YORKSHIRE BELLE is a passenger vessel used for pleasure trips and based at Bridlington. She has a riveted and welded steel hull and two Gardner diesel engines 8L3 models built in 1951. She is the last remaining Bridlington pleasure boat of the six that once operated from the 1920s to 1950s.
Update, August 2020: Mr Jack Pockley was skipper and part-owner from 1947 until he retired in 1973.
Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995
Built by Cook, Gemmel & Welton Ltd, Beverley
Began pleasure trips out of Bridlington
Served as standby ferry on the River Humber
Mr Jack Pockley was skipper and part-owner from 1947 until he retired in 1973.
Purchased by Roy Simpson and Peter Richardson
Served as tender to cruise ship VISTAMA at Bridlington
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