MV Rachlyn (Vessel Profile)

MV Rachlyn in 2009. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
MV Rachlyn in 2009. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Fast Facts

  • IMO Number: N/A
  • Constructed by: Unknown
  • Also known as:
    Unknown
  • Passenger capacity: 
  • Vehicle Capacity: 
  • Current Operator:
  • Usual Route:

Overview

MV Rachlyn was acquired at a cost of £50,000* for the Strangford ferry service in 2009 to act as a backup passenger only vessel in the event that the normal car carrying vessels Portaferry II and MV Strangford and were both out of service.  Prior to joining the Strangford service, MV Rachlyn operated as an excursion vessel based in Bangor marketed as “the Bangor Boat” (click here to visit their site).  MV Rachlyn replaced the previous passenger only vessel Isle O’Valla.


* according to the answer to a question asked in the NI assembly and in the public record.

Technical data

 Name

MV Rachlyn

Owner

NI Department for Infrastructure (UK Govt.)

Operator

Strangford Lough Ferry Service

Year Completed

1974

In service (Strangford Ferry)

2009

Call sign
Length overall

10.5m

Capacity (max)

30 passengers

Title image: MV Rachlyn in 2009. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Additional photographs

MV RACHLYN at Strangford in 2009 having been repainted into Strangford Ferry colours. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

 

The covered passenger seating area on MV Rachlyn. DRD
The covered passenger seating area on MV RACHLYN. DRD

 

MV RACHLYN (the large vessel, centre) and STRANGFORD moored at Strangford awaiting sale, May 17. © Steven Tarbox
MV RACHLYN (the large vessel, centre) moored at Strangford awaiting sale, May 17.  In the background is MV STRANGFORD, which at the time was also awaiting sale.  © Steven Tarbox

 

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