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Type: Custom-built Passenger Ferry

Designer: Cockwells

Launched in 2008, The Duchess of Cornwall was officially christened by her namesake, Camilla.

The first wooden passenger ferry to be built in living memory, she sails between the picturesque Cornish harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes for 364 days each 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.

Principal Dimensions

Length Overall: 18.34m
Length Waterline: 16.65m
Beam Overall: 4.80m
Design Draft: 0.736-0.83m
Displacement: Approx. 18tonnes (light) 25 tonnes (full laden)
Speed: 8knots
Engine: Nanni diesel N4.115 Engine (Two main propulsion diesel engines)


240v AC system
Bilge system
Fresh water system
Black water system
Navigation and domestic lighting
Manual hydraulic steering system