MV LOCHINVAR is the name of the next hybrid ferry
We are pleased to announce that the world’s second hybrid ferry will be called MV LOCHINVAR when it is launched from Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd, Port Glasgow, in May this year.
The names of all ships in the new hybrid fleet will follow the first vessel, the MV HALLAIG, and be named after Scottish literature. Hundreds of you voted for the new name and Lochinvar received over 55 per cent of the votes cast, with the name reflecting the
poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1808.
The first sea going roll-on, roll-off vehicle and passenger diesel
electric hybrid ferry was launched in December 2012 and will
enter service this summer on the Sconser to Raasay route.
The second ferry, the MV LOCHINVAR, will be launched in
Port Glasgow on 23rd May and will service the Tarbert to
Robert Cleary from Glasgow was drawn at random from all the
competition entrants and he will be the special guest at
MV LOCHINVAR’S launch. He has also won a one day ferry
crossing of his choice for a car and two people on a
Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, courtesy of CalMac Ferries Ltd.