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New Needles Pleasure Cruise boat, the Yarmouth Rose is launched

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We’ve recently taken delivery of our new purposely built passenger Vessel “Yarmouth Rose” to replace one of our older vessels operating from the beach at Alum Bay to the Needles Lighthouse.
She is 15 metres in length and licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for 87 people to operate within the Solent all year round. Dual certification also allows operation up to 60 miles offshore, but with a limit of 12 passengers.
The vessel has been under construction for the last 16 months by Trinity Boats of Plymouth and designed to a modern, comfortable and very spacious standard. The design concept is well proven with many like examples operating in the Scilly Isles and around the coast of Ireland.

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Friday 17th May saw the naming ceremony in Yarmouth Harbour with the High Sheriff, Mary Case officially naming the boat. It is also anticipated to have a promotion day with the Needles Park, offering island residents a trip for £1 on a weekend day sometime in June – see www.needlespleasurecruises.co.uk under the Events page titled “Launch at the Needles” for more details.

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Yarmouth Rose will be working with our other vessels Ramblin’ Rose, a similar sized vessel to Yarmouth Rose, and Skye Rose a fast 10 metre Rigid Inflatable Boat, all offering cruises to view the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse from Alum Bay adjacent to The Needles Park. Yarmouth Rose will also have the versatility of being able to undertake private charters outside of her usual scope of work at the Needles.