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12 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

On the contrary, I think it’s rather unlikely to be called ‘Yum, yum...this Labrador tastes delicious’.

That would be

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I would vote for Kipper too.

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My expert team has decided that it should be called either 'the Boat' or 'Steam Packet One'.

Invoice to follow.

 

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7 hours ago, Mongoose-Man said:

The last Snaefell only left service about 10 years ago.

Well there you go. I didn't remember it was even called the Snaefell! Bin that idea then. How about Barrule?

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I’m getting snippets. It’ll carry between 1100-1200 passengers. There’ll be more cabins and premium lounges/seating ( its all about up selling ). Slightly more freight and vehicle capacity. Service speed will be 18/19 knts but it will be capable of sustaining 25. That’ll give a sub 3 hour Heysham for TT, allowing 3 round trips a day at peak demand.

If successful over 3-4 years there’ll be a sister ship, to replace the fast craft.

Of course, if any of that is true, and not man in the pub talk, and I haven’t been in a pub since before lockdown, it raises interesting questions about the viability of Liverpool. it’ll never be full apart from TT, that’s a lot of over capacity, do we need a very expensive terminal for what isn’t our main gateway?
 

 

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51 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

Oh yes...good one John...’Moaners Isle’; that’s covered all of us.

Thnx

However good it is it will be moaned about, incessantly 

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I trust it will have a decent infirmary with the capabilities to test every pax for Covid-19 en route....

"Slightly larger than the Ben" thus making the harbour "slightly smaller" than it needs to be.

I'm guessing the "Cruiser Berth" has sunk without trace....?

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If these Korean shipbuilders can build this vessel on time and on budget then their managing director should be instantly dismissed on the spot, it's hardly good business sense.

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Talking of budget what is the pre-brexit £price...?

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34 minutes ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

Well there you go. I didn't remember it was even called the Snaefell! Bin that idea then. How about Barrule?

It was hastily renamed Snaefell to distance itself from it's sinking incident in the Mersey.

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53 minutes ago, pongo said:

The Lady Man.

The Lactose Intolerant Gay Black Lady Man

(dunno what lactose intolerant is but it just seemed to fit. Apologies to anyone who is if it doesn't)

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I'm not interested in a "sailing experience" because my requirements are to cross the Irish Sea as conveniently and cheaply as possible.

Presumably "up selling" increases the costs?

Therefore it should be called "Kippered"

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1 hour ago, John Wright said:

...do we need a very expensive terminal for what isn’t our main gateway?

 

 

This is doubtless a rhetorical question as we’ve all known the answer for a very long time.

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1 hour ago, John Wright said:

I’m getting snippets. It’ll carry between 1100-1200 passengers. There’ll be more cabins and premium lounges/seating ( its all about up selling ). Slightly more freight and vehicle capacity. Service speed will be 18/19 knts but it will be capable of sustaining 25. That’ll give a sub 3 hour Heysham for TT, allowing 3 round trips a day at peak demand.

If successful over 3-4 years there’ll be a sister ship, to replace the fast craft.

Of course, if any of that is true, and not man in the pub talk, and I haven’t been in a pub since before lockdown, it raises interesting questions about the viability of Liverpool. it’ll never be full apart from TT, that’s a lot of over capacity, do we need a very expensive terminal for what isn’t our main gateway?
 

 

I always prefered Liverpool when it was our main port. I understand the freight restriction but from a passenger's point of view I'd always choose Liverpool over Heysham?  Perhaps it is the timetable that makes the difference?

I always felt that a couple of big signs on the M6/M62 junction clearly pointing the way to "Isle of Man Ferries" would be some of the best subliminal advertising we could spend a bit of cash on? 

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