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New Herm Ferry Arrives

The vessel will be used for island staff and residents before it begins working alongside Travel Trident, offering a VIP service for hotel and holiday cottage guests.

Herm has taken delivery of its new passenger boat.

The 14 metre, 70 seat catamaran was built specifically for Herm by Blyth Catamarans in Canvey Island, Essex who commenced work on it towards the end of 2020.

The ‘Isle of Herm’ has had extensive sea trials in England and was delivered to Guernsey after a three-day, 300-mile journey from the boatbuilders.

There are still a few things to complete, such as registration and minor fixtures and fittings before the boat becomes operational, but Herm Island management is planning an official launch in August.

It is likely the vessel will also provide a flexible service to island schoolchildren, residents, and staff to suit their needs throughout the year.

The new skipper for Isle of Herm, Tony Le Flock said: ‘She is a fantastic seaworthy vessel, and I was very proud to bring her home.’

Herm management says it looks forward to the first passengers enjoying the new boat later this summer, and to continuing an excellent and valued partnership with Travel Trident for many more years to come.

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