Duchess of Cornwall gets new engines

From 7 December 2011

New engines for the flagship St Mawes Ferry after 100,000 miles.

Duchess of Cornwall refit
The refit team: Richard Warwicker, Phil Wood, Steve Harvey, Dave Rundell, Fin Robertson, Sam Norman and Amber.

The Duchess of Cornwall, part of the fleet of St Mawes ferries, has taken to the water again this following an autumn refit

The 60ft ferry was relaunched after work to replace the engines, which had clocked up 100,000 miles.

Since launching the ferry has travelled enough miles between Falmouth and St Mawes to have completed four trips around the world.

‘The replaced engines have carried out 10,000 hours of service to carry people safely and quickly between Falmouth and St Mawes,’ said Cornwall Ferries’ managing director, Tim Light.

‘That’s equivalent to 250,000 miles in a lorry, so the ferry is having a really positive impact on the local environment and helping to boost the local economy.’

Launched by The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall in 2008 and built from wood by using traditional methods and materials the 100-seater ferry is the company’s flagship and runs between St Mawes and Falmouth, seven days a week, all year round.

Cornwall Ferries will also be running a Christmas late night shopping service from St Mawes to Falmouth on Thursday, December 22. The last ferry will leave Prince of Wales Pier at 9.15pm.

The King Harry Ferry is also running later on Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, to coincide with late night shopping in Truro. The last ferry will leave the Truro side at 9.20pm.

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