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Island Warrior Carries Olympic Flame

The Rams Island Ferry Island Warrior carried the Olympic Flame across Lough Neagh

 from Antrim to Ballyronan on Thursday 07/06/2012

Torchbearer Eorann O'Neill carries the Olympic Flame aboard the Island Warrior across Lough Neagh on day 20 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on June 7, 2012.

 

 

 

ISLAND WARRIOR

Island Warrior is a licensed passenger boat.

Further Details and booking Contact 07715368050

www.ramsisland.org email: michael@ramsisland.org

RAMS ISLAND

Boat Trips Sundays, July, and August

 Commencing Sunday July 1st Evening  Cruises to Island and Saturdays by arrangement

Boat leaves from Sandy Bay Marina,


17A Shore Road
Sandy Bay Glenavy
Co. Antrim
BT28 2LQ 

12.00p.m..

Adults £10 return

Children under16 £5 return

Weather Permitting

 

Why not bring a picnic?

Further Details Contact 07715368050

How to get to Sandy Bay

Directions to Sandy Bay

 
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Take Lurgan Road from Crumlin, after approx 2½ miles take road on right (Ballyvannon Road) signed for Lough Neagh and cycle route 94, then take second road on right (Darachrean Road) and turn left at bottom of hill. Crumlin Marina (where boat leaves) is 200 metres on right next door to Scott's Northstone Sand Quay.

Island Warrior is  also available for charter on Lough Neagh.

The Boat

Island Warrior is a twin engined 33 foot Aquastar built by Aquastar in the Channel Islands. She has twin 212 h.p. Ford Sabre engines with PRM gearboxes.  She has a Category 2 (up to 60 miles from safe haven) Maritime and Coastguard Agency Licence for 12 passengers and 3 crew valid until May 2014. She cruises at 15 knots with a top speed over 23 knots.
Electronics : Furuno radar, Furuno dual frequency colour sounder, Raytheon GPS ,Lowrance GPS Plotter, Garmin GPS Plotter, DSC VHF, Trim tabs. Galley has Gas oven /hob, sink, Jabsco toilet.
Her large open aft weather deck makes a good viewing platform and will make the addition of a wheelchair hoist straightforward.

The Crew

A volunteer crew of six members have been training to crew the vessel since early November.  All have taken courses organised by the RYA school at Kinnego Marina under the supervision of Paul Magee. Elements included sea survival, first aid, radar, vhf, boat handling, rules of the road and navigation. This  concluded with an oral and practical examination by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The Ferry Boat Project Element

This was the culmination of a lot of hard work by all concerned with the Rams Island Project. We have attended numerous meetings with funders and other stake holders, had drawn up a detailed spec of what was needed for the job and have gone through a tendering process. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our funders, Antrim Borough Council, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure, Ulster Garden Villages Limited and last but not least the Lough Neagh Partnership. We would also like to thank all the volunteer members who visited Scotland to view the vessel and to bring her home, at their own expense I might add. The provision of the ferry boat for Rams Island will help bring the project to life, help us to attain our goals for the Island and make the Island available to all. Although her primary purpose is ferrying to Rams Island, Island Warrior will serve not only to Rams Island but will be available for charter anywhere on the Lough Neagh system.

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