On Thursday November 5th, we will be hosting an online presentation (a ‘webinar’) on the potential benefits that a catamaran could bring to the Oban-Craignure ferry service.
The webinar will begin with a presentation by Alf Baird, formerly Professor of Maritime Business and Director of the Maritime Research Group at Napier University. Professor Baird is a respected authority on catamaran ferries (as well as being very familiar with Pentland Ferries’ catamaran Alfred, which plies the Pentland Firth to Orkney).
We will also present details of a catamaran that is available to purchase now.
We have all the details of this potential new ferry ready to present at the webinar. The Scottish Government have a declared intention to buy new vessels when they become available, and we believe there is a strong case that this catamaran is both suitable and offers big service benefits. If Government take the opportunity to buy, it could potentially be in service to Mull next year.
The webinar will begin on Thursday November 5th at 7:30pm. You can watch from any device simply by clicking this link on the evening: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749608443
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, and if you can’t make it ‘live’, you will be able to watch a recording afterward on our website.
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There are many hurdles to overcome before this new ferry could be ‘in the bag’, but there is at least enough progress at this point to present the ferry publicly and get users’ response and input. We hope you can watch.