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  • Birthday 01/08/1983
  1. Re: Stena Discovery & Explorer sold Absolutely no need to be - it's perfect!
  2. Re: EUROFERRIES: Ramsgate to Boulogne It's an awful lot of space to have said nothing. I liked this previous comment: "They assure me everything is still on track but slightly delayed". "they" being someone else so I can't be blamed. Even so, they only assure it, "they" couldn't be definite. As for how you can be on track and delayed at the same time.... Perhaps their clock came from a German oven.
  3. Re: EUROFERRIES: Ramsgate to Boulogne He said 'experience', not 'license' which may well be true and something that can be understood to different extremes. Perhaps they planned to give the captains/senior officers some experience before starting the service just as an internal policy. But the man refers to the vehicle as a boat! Never a good sign... I'm all for supporting the also-ran, but sometimes you run out of patience and have to revert back to tradition.
  4. Re: EUROFERRIES: Ramsgate to Boulogne While I agree with most people's sentiment that everything seems rather odd... They might well just be very cautious as they get started, and asking those involved to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep the details away from the public and other industry members until they are ready. My reasoning for this possibility lies in a few places. The key one would be the rumours of bully tactics used by the larger operators in the past, Speed Ferries always claimed it had a hard time, for example. Perhaps they just want to get themselves sorted before dealing with a lot of questions and pressures unduly. It is reasonably easy to get a website (developed offline) live overnight and it wouldn't take long to see it at the top of the search engines. I think from a marketing perspective, it's worse to promise something for ages that is (very) late than to "invest" (lose) a bit of money up front and come in with a bang. Someone clearly is investing, and they'd likely only do this with good evidence of a return. I said likely. On the other hand, it could be a case of the common Dragons' Den complaint - lots of good ideas but no watertight business plan. Too many people on there mortgage their houses and spend hundreds of thousands - having to be told that their new cheese grater just won't make the hit they are hoping for, as they can't see it for themselves.
  5. Re: Favourite Livery No, no, no... This is by far the best livery! http://www.ferry-site.dk/ferry.php?id=9172076〈=en
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