Cockwells - Duchess of Cornwall

Duchess of Cornwall

Type: Passenger Ferry

Designer: Cockwells

We custom-built the St Mawes Passenger Ferry, The Duchess of Cornwall, which was launched in 2008 and officially christened by her namesake, Camilla.


One of only a handful of such wooden passenger ferries to be built in the UK, she sails between the picturesque Cornish harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes for 364 days of the year.


Our designer considered in painstaking detail the issues raised by the low tides of St Mawes, the needs of the crew and the company’s requirement that her look should mirror that of other ferries in the fleet.

As passenger comfort was paramount, we increased the window size, extended the top deck to provide more shelter for those on the lower deck and added a gate in the hull to improve access for wheelchair users when pontoons are available to allow them to embark.

  • Length overall 18.34m
  • Length waterline 16.65m
  • Beam 4.80m
  • Design draft 0.73 – 0.83m
  • Displacement 18t
  • Speed 8 knots
  • Engine 115hp Nanni N4 diesel
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  • Cockwells - Duchess of Cornwall
  • Cockwells - Duchess of Cornwall
Key Features
  • Manual hydraulic steering system
  • 240V AC system
  • Bilge system
  • WC
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    Fresh water system
  • Navigation and domestic lighting
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    Black water system
  • Heating
Tristan Rowe

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Tristan Rowe

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Tristan has amassed more than 20 years’ experience in customer care within the marine industry.

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