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Green Launch 3

After a public vote, the world’s second hybrid ferry – to be launched in May at Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow – will be called Lochinvar, from Walter Scott’s 1808 poem Marmion, and following the “Scottish Literature Class” theme of her … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Green Launch

In the first chapter of G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design – according to Tom Cunliffe in his recent Yachting World review, “a ‘scene setter’ describing the launch of Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock II, with nobility, … Continue reading

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