SX8852 : The new Dartmouth Higher Ferry

taken 8 years ago, near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

The new Dartmouth Higher Ferry
The new Dartmouth Higher Ferry
The ferry, also shown in SX8751 : Higher Ferry, Dartmouth came into service on 2nd July 2009. "The hull of the new ferry was constructed in Holland and was towed to Falmouth over Christmas 2008. Fitted out by Pendennis, the renowned superyacht builder, it was delivered to Dartmouth on 15th June ... The life of the new ferry is expected to also be around 50 years – and the necessary steps have been taken to “future-proof” the new vessel. It has a nominal capacity of 32 cars (as opposed to the old 18) and 250 passengers. Crossing times have been reduced by around 25% offering a substantial reduction of the queuing-time ... Main propulsion is provided by a pair of hydraulically driven “bull wheels”, on each side of the vessel, which pull the ferry along two steel wires anchored to each side of the river. The new vessel is much quieter and more efficient than the old paddle-driven design. Four thrusters provide additional manoeuvrability to correct vessel alignment when required e.g. strong wind or tidal conditions." LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Here, it is about to leave the slipway at Britannia Crossing.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
Category
Ferry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 881 522 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.5424N 3:34.4686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 882 521
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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