MV Seabus

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Name: MV Seabus
Operator: Clyde Marine Services
Port of registry: Greenock
Route: GourockKilcreggan ferry
Builder: Voyager Boatyard, Millbrook, near Plymouth[1]
Christened: 30 March 2007 at Kilcreggan Pier.
Maiden voyage: 1 April 2007

MMSI Number: 235052285

Callsign: MQBU9
General characteristics
Length: 19.5 metres (64.0 ft)[2]
Beam: 6.2 metres (20.3 ft)
Installed power: 2x 180 hp Gardner diesel engines[2]
Speed: 10.2 (max) / 8.6 knots
Capacity: 100 passengers

The MV Seabus is a passenger ferry built in 2007 for the Gourock to Kilcreggan service on the Firth of Clyde.


MV Seabus was built in 2007 as a passenger ferry to replace the 71-year old MV Kenilworth on the GourockKilcreggan service, across the Firth of Clyde.[1] She provides the main ferry service, with crossings of Gare Loch to Helensburgh. The service is subsidised by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.


MV Seabus brought a greater degree of comfort and safety to the route. Larger, roomier and more comfortable than her predecessor, she has better facilities for people with mobility problems.[1]