A new vessel, the M/V Penzance, is to join its sisters the Valhalla and the Jolly Roger pirate ships for cruises on Seven Mile Beach.
But, explained owner Harry Lalli at Thursday’s annual Liquor Licensing meeting, this boat will cater to a clientele who wants a higher-end experience.
The vessel has been granted a Retail Liquor Licence and a Music and Dancing Licence following the meeting.
The boat will be moored at Snug Harbour by the Hyatt Canal and will enter both the North Sound and Seven Mile Beach.
It is to cater to cruise passengers and stay-over visitors who wish to take a cruise to the restaurant of their choice: those on the water such as at Morgan’s Harbour or Rum Point.
Mr. Lalli noted that this cruise will not cater for the cattle boat experience. There will be a limit of 50 onboard, although the boat could easily take 60 to 70 people, he said.
It is not a pirate ship, as such, Mr. Lalli noted, saying that in the Pirates of Penzance, the popular musical from which the ship takes its name, the pirates were of a noble variety.
When asked by Chairman Mitchell Welds if the vessel has sewage pumping capabilities Mr. Lalli confirmed that it does.