ARGYLL based cruising company, The Majestic Line held a naming ceremony in June to celebrate the launch of their new ship Glen Shiel. The event was held at Holy Loch Marina, Sandbank the site of the famous yacht builder Morris and Lorimer and in keeping with tradition it was the great grand-daughter of yard founder Robert Lorimer, 95 year old Molly McLauchlan who performed the naming ceremony.

Glen Shiel has been built in response to the increase in demand for small ship cruising to the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland and is the fourth boat for the company. The company’s first two vessels Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan are lovingly converted fishing boats. Glen Shiel is the second vessel that the company has had built on the Clyde by Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Ltd based on the Isle of Bute, the first being the Glen Etive.

In keeping with the company ethos, Glen Shiel, has been fitted out internally to resemble a 1930s gentleman’s motor yacht. She has been designed with twin engines to enable her to travel further and faster reaching outlying destinations such as St Kilda.