BRIGANTIA

The most modern boat in our fleet, Brigantia is a very good all rounder with excellent facilities and plenty of room. Since May 2013 Gromit has been proud to call himself the figurehead of our newest ferry.

Bristol Ferry Boat Brigantia

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Facilities

  • 45 person capacity for private charters

  • 50 person capacity for day ferry
  • Elevated Driving position allows plenty of standing room on the open foredeck

  • Fully Heated Cabin with plenty of headroom
  • Cushioned seats in Cabin

  • Flushing toilet

  • Bar
  • Hot and cold running water

  • 240 volt mains electricity

  • PA and Music system - MP3 and iPod connection

  • Disabled access lift


Specifications

  • Hydraulically lifting wheelhouse allows skippers to pass beneath low bridges, especially Prince street yet provides the skipper with a great vantage point from which to helm her

  • Licensed to operate between Pultney Weir and Avonmouth Pier Head

  • Steel hull finished with fibreglass
  • 16.96 tonnes

  • Kubota V3300 - E engine

  • Second engine generates 240 volt power
  • Hydraulic drive system allows drive engine to be positioned off centre for better weight distribution and excellent use of space.

  • Twin rudders and hydraulic bow thruster for excellent manoeuvrability


History

  • Built in Bristol Floating Harbour and launched in 2006

  • Brigantia's design was an evolution on the plans drawn up for her sister ship Matilda 10 years previously

  • Brigantia was the Celtic Goddess of Blacksmiths, a powerful mythical figure who watched over smithies of the ancient world - we honour the memory of Tom 'Will the Blacksmith' Williams with her name

  • The ancient Roman Town of Brigantia known today as La Corunna is the site of the oldest working lighthouse in the world and the light on the tower of Hercules - 1900 years old – still safely guides shipping off the coast of Northern Spain