Wednesday, 30 June 2010


This interesting little ship arrived during the morning and made her way into the Holy Loch, where she berthed alongside the pontoons at the marina. HARMONY II was built as an inter-island ferry in Yugoslavia in 1955 and was originally named MOSTAR. She was later converted for the day cruise market and renamed MELTEMI II by her then Greek owners. In 1983 she joined the Epirotiki fleet and became their APOLLO I. In 1987, she came to the UK as PRINCE ALBERT and although it was intended to use her in the charter market, the venture failed and she was laid up, initially at Tilbury and later at Liverpool. In 2001 she was acquired the the Pedley Furniture with a view to being converted into a high-class conference centre and mobile dispaly for British products. After undergoing an extensive refit at Ipswich that lasted six years, HARMONY II, as she was renamed, is now able to carry 12 passengers in the utmost luxury. She was due to start an exclusive cruise around the west coast for a select party of golfers from the USA after her visit to Sandbank.