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Bristol Ferry Boats

Bristol Ferry Boats is a brand of water bus services operating around Bristol Harbour in the centre of the English city of Bristol, using a fleet of distinctive yellow and blue painted ferry boats. The services were formerly owned by the Bristol Ferry Boat Company, but are now the responsibility of Bristol Community Ferry Boats, a community interest company that acquired the fleet of the previous company.

The company operates scheduled ferry services, along with educational and public boat cruises and private hire of boats. Scheduled services operate on two routes linking Bristol city centre to Temple Meads railway station and Hotwells, serving 17 landing stages throughout the length of the harbour, including one at Brunel's famous SS Great Britain. Services are provided on a commercial basis without subsidy and are subject to competition. The company's principal competitor is Number Seven Boat Trips, who operate over similar routes.

Boats in the Fleet:-
Brigantia          built:2006   aquired:2006 50 people
Emily               built:1927   aquired:1992 48 people
Independence built:1927  aquired:1980 46 people
Margaret         built:1952   aquired:1977 28 people
Matilda            built:1997   aquired:1997 50 people

Ref: Wikipedia

Brigantia (2006)

The steel hulled enclosed launch Brigantia (also referred to as Brigantia of Bristol) was purpose built for Bristol Ferry, based on the design for Matilda but equipped with a retractable wheelhouse and a wheelchair lift.

Brigantia of Bristol
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BRIGANTIA - Bristol Ferry Boats - - Bristol Ferry Boats -

Emily (1927)

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EMILY - Bristol Ferry Boats -

Emily (on the right)
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EMILY - Bristol Ferry Boats -

Independence (1927)

Independence (in the centre)
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Number Seven Boat Trips

Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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