Old English ferry gets more than a facelift for pleasure boat role in Ireland

The completed 'Barrow Princess' on the Quays ready for launch. Boats and their on-board equipment and systems may need repair or modernisation at some point in their lifetime.  Obviously much of this is due to general wear and tear, engine failure or other mechanical issues.  But boats have to deal with the additional challenges of salt water corrosion and storm damage.  Isles of Scilly Penzance ferry  Voyager of St Martin’s before it's make over Arklow Marine Services in Wicklow, with a long history of refitting vessels, were recently engaged to apply their skills and experience to a boat with an interesting back story.   This vessel  had originally plied the waters in the far south west of the Britain as a ferry between the Isles of Scilly and Penzance and Cornwall.  It was built by Toms Boatyard in Polruan in Cornwall 25 years ago and launched as the ‘Voyager of St Martin’s’ The boat at Kilmore Quay, Co. Waterford A buyer from Kilmore Quay, Co. Waterford acquired the ves