MV Tern

MV Tern

The Tern has two levels and at full capacity can hold 350 passengers.

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.

The ship is wheelchair accessible on the outer deck only.

Passenger facilities include:

  • Refreshment bar and licensed bar
  • Two heated inner saloons - one at the front of the vessel and one at the rear
  • Promenade outside deck with lots of seating
  • Toilets (not accessible by wheelchair)
  • Only the outdoor deck can be accessed by wheelchair on this historical vessel

⛴ This vessel operates on the Red Cruise and Yellow Cruise during our peak season (April - October), and can also be hired for private events.

Virtual Tour

Use your mouse to have a look around the vessel and click on the red hotspots to jump around the ship.

Seating plans

Our plans show the layout of the ship and the range of seating available. Sorry, not to scale.

Photo Gallery and Video