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I wonder if this is where the new Ali Cat could end up going - she is still just sat round Cowes

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2 hours ago, Millsy said:

Yes they have set up a new entity Blue Funnel Ferries to separate the businesses out. At least they know the area and the market and with their other operations there must be savings through economies of scale. But I personally would never buy a pier....

As far as I'm aware, they're buying the ferry and the pier, but sooner down the line, the pier will pass into a newly formed charitable trust that is working hard behind the scenes. 

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1 hour ago, The Ferry Man said:

I wonder if this is where the new Ali Cat could end up going - she is still just sat round Cowes

Possibly - they also bought a new boat last month, identical to "Ullin of Staffa" which I thought at the time would be perfect for Hythe.

http://www.staffatours.com/gallery/our-boats/

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That does look more suitable then the Ali Cat - very similar to the Hotspur

Speaking of which, where does the Hotspur IV fit into this I wonder?

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29 minutes ago, The Ferry Man said:

That does look more suitable then the Ali Cat - very similar to the Hotspur

Speaking of which, where does the Hotspur IV fit into this I wonder?

 
 
 

Hotspur 4 is beyond economic repair. Blue Funnel wouldn't touch it and actualy I'm not sure it was sold as part of the deal.

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11 hours ago, The Ferry Man said:

That does look more suitable then the Ali Cat - very similar to the Hotspur

Speaking of which, where does the Hotspur IV fit into this I wonder?

Sadly the Hotspur IV is no longer owned by Hythe Ferry ... was sold to a private investor to convert to a house boat a while back. 

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