Highland Lassie Island cruises

Highland Lassie Island cruises

To complete the build of a former fished boat into a floating hotel which is to provide a unique Scottish experience.

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

We purchased a decommissioned fishing boat in a distressed condition in 2011. 21metres in length and 6.5 metres wide. Over the last 5 years we have been buying wind blow oak, had it milled and dried enough for the whole build. We have had the Kelvin T8 Diesel engine and gear box overhauled, had her on the slip and made good the hull, removed all the fishing gear and wheelhouse down to deck level.  Using the oak we have created a two level superstructure. Deck level and upper deck including walkway is now complete, windows are currently being fitted and covering for the roof will be fitted during March 2017, which will make her wind and water tight.  At present we are putting in place systems for electrics, plumbing and hydraulics to MCA standards by a marine engineering servicing company, which should be completed by August 2017.  Building work will be continue whilst the systems are being put in place, just like any house. By the end of 2017 she will have all interior partitions, will have been clad with the oak on the outside.  As our current business in hospitality is seasonal our funds are limited, and would need to raise funds for the completion for  April 2019. By the end of 2017 we will have spent a total of £260,000, thus far we have achieved this without borrowings.

The intention is to provide luxury & spacious accommodation for 8 guests for an all-inclusive 6 night cruise in and about the West coast of Scotland.  Highland lassie will be tastefull decorated to give a country house hotel feel with chesterfield seating and exposed beams, giving a relaxed and homely feel.  With cabins having a more modern feel, and will be to 5 star standards.