Supporting a step-change for City Cruises York
Posted on 29th August 2017 at 11:32
We took on a three-year electrical upgrade and maintenance contract with City Cruises York following their acquisition by London-based City Cruises in 2017. City Cruises operates the largest fleet of tourist boats on the River Thames, alongside another, smaller operation in Poole, Dorset.
And we were proud to support the York operator’s exciting plans to capitalise on the wider reach of its new sister company, to attract significantly more customers – and ultimately more visitors to York.
Formerly known as YorkBoat, City Cruises York 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, they decided to upgrade to comply with the more stringent standards operated by the Port of London Authority, which is the benchmark used by its new owners.
And this is where they decided to get us involved. So far, we have carried out a full electrical rewire on its River Prince Vessel. The other four boats – River King, River Duchess, River Palace and Captain James Cook – have undergone a partial overhaul, with plans to fully rewire all of them this winter.