Burness Corlett

  • Articles and FeaturesSTRANGFORD II crossing 'The Narrows' bound for Portaferry. © Steven Tarbox.

    A new ferry for Strangford

    Strangford II ushers in a new era for historic lifeline ferry link. An historic ferry link. The Strangford Lough Ferry across “The Narrows” between Strangford and Portaferry has existed in one form or another without a break for over 4 centuries, since the time of James I.  Records even exist showing that…

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  • Rathlin Island Ferry CompanySpirit of Rathlin departing Wiklow. Courtesy of AMS.

    Vessel Profile: Spirit of Rathlin

    Profile of the Rathlin Island passenger and vehicle ferry SPIRIT OF RATHLIN. Includes an overview of her history, technical specifications, and photographs.

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  • In Waters NewCanna. Courtesy of the Department for Infrastructure (DFI).

    Vessel Profile: MV CANNA

    Canna Introduction CANNA was the 7th of 8 island class vehicle and passenger ferries built to operate lifeline services to the Hebrides for Caledonian MacBrayne.  The island class design was by Burness Corlett, and based on that of a military landing craft.  The vessels are notable for lowering their ramps…

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  • Frazer FerriesFrazer Ferries STRANGFORD seen leaving Greencastle at the start of another crossing to Magilligan Point while in service for Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry, Spring 2019. Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry.

    STRANGFORD (Vessel Profile)

    MV STRANGFORD (also known as STRANGFORD FERRY, as that was the name she had painted on her hull) was the smaller of the 2 vehicle carrying vessels operating on the link across Strangford Lough between Strangford and Portaferry until the end of 2016.  Until the entry into service of the PORTAFERRY II, STRANGFORD…

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