The Tern has two levels and at full capacity can hold 350 passengers. . The ship is also wheelchair accessible.
Passenger facilities include a licensed bar and refreshments centrally heated saloon and toilets. Unfortunately the facilities on this boat are not wheelchair accessible.
The M.V Tern was built by Forrest & Son, Wyvenhoe, Essex in 1891, as a steam powered yacht. This was converted to diesel power In 1956. The Tern is 145ft in length and weighs 121 tonnes. On board it is manned by a crew of 4 and can reach a speed of 10 knots with its 2 x 6 cylinder Cummins diesel engines, 2 x auxiliary generators and bow thruster.
Busy Little Tern
To celebrate MV Tern's 125th Birthday, author and crew Janet Johnson created a special children's book about the famous vessel.
'Busy Little Tern's Special Day' is a delightful 18 page children's book illustrated by Jayne Rogers and makes a great gift for children of all ages.
To purchase a copy, please call our office on 015394 43360. The book costs £3 (& postage and packing)
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