From deck strengthening and steelwork to new coffee shops and disabled access, Penzance Dry Dock lovingly prepared this 1977 passenger ferry for many more years of service. For eight months each year, the Scillonian III ferries up to 485 passengers between Cornwall and Scilly.
“ Penzance Dry Dock managed the whole thing beautifully. The atmosphere was always friendly, and the finish is excellent. Penzance Dry Dock also provides 24 hour back up to the Scillonian III throughout our operating season to ensure the service remains in operation”
David Redgrave, Captain of Scillonian III
Alongside major structural works, like deck steelwork repairs, strengthening and new life-raft davits, Scillonian III needed extensive modernisation and fitting out, rewiring and painting, along with new coffee shops, toilets and lifts. The entire £2 million project was orchestrated by Penzance Dry Dock.
Like many Penzance Dry Dock customers, staff aboard Scillonian III have forged a close bond with the dry dock’s engineering team over the years, helping the complicated project to run smoothly.
Penzance Dry Dock’s network of trusted contractors were able to work alongside in-house engineers to provide the many skills needed for the job – saving Scillonian III the trouble of finding and managing the various trades.
Passengers and company directors alike – and perhaps more importantly, the ship’s engineers – have been impressed by the quality of the finish, and the work has been proven by a further two years at sea.
Despite nearing her 40th birthday, she is well-equipped for her job, serving the community of the islands.
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