In major news this month in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly Travel Group have announced they’ve secured funding for a major vessel overhaul programme, which will see a new Scillonian passenger ferry and two new freight vessels launched by March 2026.
Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said the announcement reaffirmed the Group’s long-term commitment to maintaining the lifeline service to the islands, providing certainty, reliability, and a clear timeline for replacing the current ageing fleet.
“The Group has a long and proud history of providing a lifeline route to the islands for more than a century and a dedicated team of experienced staff who understand the unique nature of the islands and the needs of its residents and businesses.”
“We are delighted to be announcing this major investment for the islands which will see vessels coming into service by March 2026. These new vessels will deliver a significant improvement in sea link services for the community and the visitor market. It provides certainty for islanders, island businesses and visitors, and the more than 200 staff that we employ on the islands and the mainland.”
More information, including details of the new vessels, can be found on the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group website here: https://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/2023/04/private-funding-for-new-vessels-secured/