6 MAY 2019
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Organisers of corporate events seeking different venues now have another waterborne option in London with MBNA Thames Clippers bringing the 222-passenger capacity vessel Venus Clipper into operation.
The £4m high-tech catamaran travelled 200nmi from Wight Shipyard Co on the Isle of Wight where she was built to become the 19th member of the fleet at MBNA Thames Clippers, which also provides a River Bus service.
She will have access to more than 25 piers across London and features a fully-licensed bar, 70 tabled seats, a covered outside deck and various options for audio-visual presentations and branding on board for specialist charters.
The catamaran will also support a joint venture with the port of Tilbury whereby MBNA Thames Clippers transfers passengers from cruise moorings at Greenwich Ship Tier, Tower Bridge Upper and George’s Stair Tier to the heart of London.
CEO and founder Sean Collins said: “MBNA Thames Clippers has come a long way since we began in 1999, growing to carry more than 4m passengers a year – proof that London should make more of the Thames in its transport strategy.”
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