MP Impressed With Isles of Scilly Boat Investments
Andrew George says he’s been “very impressed” after seeing for himself the £2m investment made by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company in the Scillonian III and the Gry Maritha.
Scilly’s MP says the work appears “quite thorough” after he went for a tour of the boat in dry dock in Penzance on Friday.
The ferry is undergoing a major refit and passengers will notice a remodelled interior, a new café and a lift for disable passengers when she starts sailings in March.
The insides of the boat have been gutted and Andrew says there’s a substantial amount of external metalwork being undertaken, as well as extensive internal refurbishment.
The interior of the boat, he says, is currently unrecognizable.
Andrew says he was told that the work will extend both boat’s potential service period for another five years and that will give the company time to “plan the way forward” for future replacement boats.