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Forth Belle


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Forth Belle

Forth Belle seen here in the Firth of Forth (Scotland) - off South Queensferry - 27th July 2008.

Operated by Forth Tours, see:
http://www.forthtour.../forthbelle.asp

   *  Overall Length: 25.3 metres
   * Cruising speed: 10 knots
   * Top speed: 12 knots
   * Powerplant: 2 x Perkins Sabre M215C engines




    Martin Johns
    Jan 30 2009 01:23 PM
    Built by J. Bolson & Sons of Poole in 1977 as Poole Belle. She operated in company with her slightly smaller sisters, Dorset Belle & Bournemouth Belle from Poole, Swanage & Bournemouth on various excursion trips including to the Isle of Wight. She was sold to the Firth of Forth in 2006.
    Good to read about her origins - not too easy to find information on her  ;)

    Regards

    Steve E.
    Try this link steve  http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/   scroll down to uk excursion ships then click on dorest belle or poole will give u full history of the boats loads of info on that site you will spend a few hours looking through it steve good job for sunday with weather forecast spend day indoors looking at pc lol  cheers paul
    her two sister ships are for sale on following site now http://commercial.ap...gs.phtml?cid=17 they are both fitted with shuttle drives which i am told is a bit like a large outboard underneath the hull if you look on photos on link in wheelhouse you see 2 wheels 1 for each engine no rudders steer with props
    Hi Paul

    Canny site that one - as you say, one to browse through when time permits. Sunday?, I'll be watching the SAFC v NUFC game on the box  ;)

    Regards

    Steve E.