MV Dart Venturer

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MV Dart Venturer in River Link colours.
Career (UK) Red Ensign (UK)
Name: MV Plymouth Venturer, MV Dart Venturer
  • Plymouth(1982)
  • River Dart (2002)
  • Builder: Mashfords, Plymouth, UK
    Launched: 1982
    Status: Operating on the River Dart between Dartmouth and Totnes
    General characteristics
    Type: Twin-Screw Motor Vessel
    Tonnage: 94 GRT
    Length: 83 feet (25 m) LOA
    Decks: 3
    Propulsion: Twin 170hp Diesels
    Speed: 11 Kts
    Capacity: 300 Passengers

    The MV Dart Venturer is a twin screw passenger vessel, operating on the River Dart in South Devon, UK, on the cruise / ferry route between Dartmouth and Totnes, and on circular coastal and river cruises from Dartmouth, for Dart Pleasure Craft Ltd.[1]


    Plymouth Venturer was built in 1982 for Plymouth Boat Cruises by Mashford's of Cremyll, Cornwall. She was built to compete with the Millbrook Steamboat & Trading Co Ltd, and in design closely resembled the Cardiff Castle of that fleet, having an open upper deck, main deck with large deckhouse, and a lower deck with a bar. She joined the Plymouth Princess in the Plymouth Boat Cruises fleet. The competition was too great for the Millbrook Company, who withdrew from the district in 1985[2]. In 2002 she was 'exchanged' with the rather smaller Plymouth Belle of Dart Pleasure Craft Ltd, was renamed Dart Venturer and took up service on the River Dart[1].

    External links


    1. 1.0 1.1 Boyle, I,, Referred 2009
    2. Kittridge,A. Steamers & Ferries of the River Tamar & Three Towns District, Twelveheads Press, 2003