Wherry's Ferries
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On 16th May 2021 we successfully raised £5,070 with 49 supporters in 48 days

Looking to start running a passenger ferry between Gorran Haven and Mevagissey. No service via boat currently exists.

by Mark Wherry in St. Dennis, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Sand blasting and re-painting boat and purchase of safety equipment. 

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1617266906_mark_in_boat.jpgI am Mark, a cornish lad who left school at 16 to become a tree surgeon and landscape gardener. I've always loved being on the water, I've worked on fishing boats in the past and gig row for the local club in Gorran. I bought my first boat a couple of years ago and go on regular fishing trips. 

I had the idea to start running a ferry between Gorran and Mevagissey as there is no boat service at present but there has been one in the past. I have found a small local boat to start the service with, aptly named 'Gorran Girl'. Start small, aim big!

The boat needs quite a bit of work to get it up to standard as a passenger ferry and some major alterations. It will also have to have a ramp to enable people to board from the beach at Gorran. Plus all the necessary equipment and training. The money raised will help me achieve these goals.

I have permissions from all relevant parties, local support and lots of positive feedback already.

If successful I would like to expand the business in the future and employ local people to help run the services.

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