Motor Vessel Balmoral
Updated 11 June 2013
Motor Vessel Balmoral is operated by Waverley Excursions Limited in support of Paddle Steamer Waverley.
Balmoral at anchor in the Sound of Iona, 1 May 2000.
Image by Stuart Cameron
M.V. Balmoral is a classic passenger ship built in 1949 and sailed around the coasts of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man every year. She is inspected annually by the British Martime and Coastguard Agency and is certificated for up to 800 passengers. She is equipped with heated lounges, dining saloon, licensed bars and has a large open deck.
For 2013 Balmoral is laid up in Bristol City Docks while a team of volunteers are keeping her fit for future use. In June an appeal to return her to service was launched. Click here for the appeal leaflet
This unofficial Paddle Steamer Waverley web site is maintained by Martin.Longhurst@btinternet.com. Please note that all enquiries regarding sailings and all other business matters must be addressed to Waverley Excursions Ltd. by post, phone, fax or email.
The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of Waverley Excursions Limited or the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.
I am always pleased to publish accounts of travels on the Balmoral - a simple email is sufficient
Digital pictures also welcome (about 490 x 350 pixels)
Balmoral Gallery Five new shots
Articles about the ship and her sailings
Balmoral Regeneration Project
Articles about the 2002 Season
Sailings in 2001
Sailings in 2000
Sailings in 1999