On Wednesday afternoon, Clyde Marine Services' newest passenger vessel, the catamaran CLYDE CLIPPER, finally made her first passenger sailing. Together with CRUISER, the two vessels were chartered to carry a large party of passengers from the pontoon at Glasgow's Crown Plaza hotel, downriver the short distance to Braehead. The first view shows CLYDE CLIPPER awaiting her first passengers, as CRUISER waits for her to leave before berthing.
After landing the party at Braehead, CLYDE CLIPPER returned upriver to pick up another capacity crowd. She is seen here disembarking at the pontoon at Braehead.
The two vessels are seen here passing at the mouth of the River Kelvin, with CLYDE CLIPPER well-loaded on her second downriver sailing as CRUISER returns to the Crown Plaza pontoon. The new Museum of Transport is slowly taking shape on the east bank of the Kelvin, more or less on the site of the former A & J Inglis shipyard which, amongst other vessels, constructed the well-know paddle steamer WAVERLEY in 1946.