Green Launch 2

There have been some fun contributions to the ForArgyll west coast of Scotland news blog’s invitation to come up with a more appropriate name than officialdom’s short leet for the hybrid ferry sistership to Hallaig, presently in build at Ferguson Shipbuilders’ Port Glasgow yard for the Tarbert to Portavadie route on Loch Fyne.  Read on…

We think that a name from the evocative poetry of Tarbert resident George Campbell Hay (1915–1984) would not only be appropriate, but also follow the reasoning behind the naming of Hallaig.


Glasgow based yacht designer to the world, G.L. Watson, witnessed hundreds of his designs being launched at Clyde yards during his all too short career from 1873 to 1904. Martin Black’s profusely illustrated biography, G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design details them all. Buy online here.

~ IM ~

[UPDATE 13 October 2013: this evening, Hallaig completed her  maiden voyage delivery cruise from Port Glasgow to the Isle of Raasay via Campbeltown and Oban.]

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496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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1 Response to Green Launch 2

  1. Name chosen for 2nd Hybrid ferry: “Lochinvar”. At least it harks back to a much loved ferry of older times – even a film star (“I Know Where I’m Going” – Powell & Pressburger, 1945).

    Launch date May 23.

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