Saturday, September 22, 2007

that's the Spirit

Oceanic Cruises’ new 25m-long catamaran is the first new commercial vessel to service Rottnest in 10 years, according to WA Business news.

The Rottnest Spirit was built by Sabre Cat Marine in Henderson.

Nothing more about the boat on OC’s website, but WABN also reported the company has new owners: Tim and Tammy Shuttleworth.

“We want the Rottnest experience to start when people get on board the ferry,” Mr Shuttleworth gushed to WABN, no doubt thinking of the “full bar, quality sound systems, granite benchtops and LCD screens” on board the Spirit.

Tim told the paper he means to refurbish his six vessels.

Rotto Bloggo likes the sound of OC’s new services: an 0700 from Freo and a 2000 departure from Rotto.

WABN noted Scott Bailey (Bailey’s Marine Fuels) bought Rottnest Express/Boat Torque from Peter Purves recently.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:39 PM

    With regards to Scott & Guy Bailey from Baileys Marine Buying Rottnest Express, it was not bought from Peter Purves, he was at the time the General Manager of the company the baileys purchased Rottnest Express from Don Brown who started up the company in the 80's. I am an exstaff member of rottnest express and was there at the time!!