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The Weekend Watson – S.S. Hebrides

The world’s first hybrid roll-on-roll-off ferry, Hallaig, built by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne’s Sconser (Skye) / Raasay route, began trials last week on the Firth of Clyde. When launched last December, she was billed as the … Continue reading

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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

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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