River cruisers ready for the Christmas crowds
Posted on 8th December 2017 at 15:29
Earlier this year, we were delighted to announce we’d agreed a three-year maintenance contract with City Cruises York, to upgrade and maintain the five vessels in its fleet.
The company specialises in cruises along the beautiful River Ouse in York, offering sightseeing cruises, party cruises, and private charters.
We’re very proud to be working with companies with the kind of reputation and profile City Cruises York has, and are looking forward to supporting their ambitions to further boost their business success in the years to come.
Many visitors to York look forward to absorbing the sights of the city via a river cruise and the experience at this time of year promises to be even more magical as Christmas lights and decorations twinkle across the water.
Our objective is to keep the vessels in tip-top operating condition, including a full rewire of all five – the River King, River Duchess, River Palace, Captain James Cook and River Prince before the end of the winter. We’re very pleased to say that the River King is already back in action following its electrical overhaul.
Just in time for the company to entice the Christmas crowds onto one of the many daytime, evening and party cruises the company offers, as well as a special Santa cruise which is hugely popular with families. The vessels are also available for private hire for small groups celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and hen parties – an ideal floating venue for informal celebrations, offered with or without catering.
Mark Mattinson, Sales and Marketing Manager for City Cruises York, said: “Pearson Electrical were the obvious choice for us to do this important work on our fleet thanks to their marine experience and expertise.
“Their work so far has been outstanding. They have proved themselves to be a team of credible experts who go out of their way to do an excellent job. They have already demonstrated that they can produce top quality work to a tight deadline, and it’s good to know that our full fleet will soon be equipped with wiring that surpasses the highest standards.”
City Cruises York in its former incarnation as YorkBoat already had an outstanding safety record, and was fully compliant with Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards for electrical components and wiring on its vessels. However, for consistency, the firm is now upgrading to comply with the more stringent standards operated by the Port of London Authority, which is the benchmark used by its new owners.
From our perspective, safety is paramount when it comes to marine electrics and we very much respect City Cruises’ decision to work to the highest standards possible. It’s immensely satisfying for us to deliver jobs that give the client as well as their customers – in this case thousands of members of the public – complete confidence.
Significant business growth
The arrangement follows City Cruises’ (formerly YorkBoat) acquisition by London-based mirror company, City Cruises, which operates the biggest fleet of tourist boats on the River Thames, alongside another smaller operation in Poole, Dorset.
City Cruises York has exciting plans to capitalise on the wider reach of its sister company to attract significantly more customers – and ultimately more visitors to York
For us, this is one of a series of major new contracts that are contributing to our growth. Our company is increasing in size at its fastest pace ever, thanks largely to our relationship with the Green Port Hull initiative. This has provided us with access to invaluable support including help in securing unique industry-leading ISO accreditations which has unlocked the door to some of its biggest framework agreements ever, including the RTS Wind arrangement.
For more information about City Cruises York visit www.citycruisesyork.com or to contact Pearson Electrical ring 01964 631382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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