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New 1.4M catamaran to join hunt for Nessie

Posted on Sunday, 13 March, 2016 | Comment icon 10 comments

Is there a monster lurking in the depths of Loch Ness ? Image Credit: Google Street View
A cruise ship company in the Scottish Highlands has invested in a new boat called 'Spirit of Loch Ness'.
The new vessel, which has been commissioned in response to a rise in the number of people looking to head out on to the loch in the hope of catching a glimpse of the world-famous monster, will be designed to maximize the chances of seeing something unusual out on the water.

"The idea of the catamaran has been floating about for a couple of years, but the time just feels right to take a leap," said Ronald Mackenzie, managing director of 'Cruise Loch Ness'.

There have been numerous attempts to track down the elusive denizen over the years but to date nobody has ever been able to produce conclusive evidence that it even exists at all.

Well known photographs such as the "Surgeon's Photograph" of 1934 and the "flipper" image taken underwater by Robert Rines in 1972 have either been debunked by experts or revealed as hoaxes.

Nonetheless, visitors to the area continue to report sightings of something in the water and, being Scotland's most voluminous lake, Loch Ness is certainly big enough to hide a large creature.

Whether the new catamaran will help to unravel the loch's mysteries however remains to be seen.

Source: Scotsman | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam on 13 March, 2016, 18:23
designed to optimise passengers' view of the famous Loch Ness. Construction of the catamaran for Cruise Loch Ness, which achieved its prestigious 5-star award from the Scottish Tourist Board in September 2015 Read more: http://www.scotsman....8#ixzz42oBvxD3n Follow us: @TheScotsman on Twitter | TheScotsmanNewspaper on Facebook Haha optimise their bank accounts more like. Sad thing is, I bet they will.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters on 13 March, 2016, 21:26
It's an interesting looking catamaran. I wouldn't mind going on that, not to Nessie hunt but just to take a trip on Loch Ness. That would be nice.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Codenwarra on 14 March, 2016, 5:06
A great grandfather of mine came from Drumnadrochit, which overlooks Loch Ness and I have distant relatives there still, with whom I have kept in some kind of contact. None of them have even mentioned the monster and there is no family story of anyone seeing it. It would be pleasant cruise, monster or no monster.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters on 14 March, 2016, 15:50
A great grandfather of mine came from Drumnadrochit, which overlooks Loch Ness and I have distant relatives there still, with whom I have kept in some kind of contact. I've been to Drumnadrochit and walked along the Loch Ness shoreline there. We saw the famous Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham, he was looking for Nessie through his telescope on and off while talking to some tourists. At that time he was living in his converted caravan/mobile library in the pub car park right beside the Loch, I don't think he does now and last I heard the pub was up for sale.
Comment icon #5 Posted by LucidElement on 14 March, 2016, 16:02
Im lost, how is a catamaran going to help find Nessie?
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam on 14 March, 2016, 18:40
Im lost, how is a catamaran going to help find Nessie? Its not, but it will help fund the owners. Nice for a tour, but sadly I feel the closest thing people will find to a Nessie will be this:
Comment icon #7 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 16 March, 2016, 17:04
FtR, Want to take your boat over and try to find Nessie? LoL! You'll be in the news, too
Comment icon #8 Posted by Wyverna on 17 March, 2016, 0:55
Not sure what they'll find. I feel like the Loch's been searched countless times and we still haven't bumped into Nessie. A cruise does sound nice though...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Kurzweil on 17 March, 2016, 3:13
Not sure what they'll find. I'm sure they'll find a steady source of income. Not in the profitable range though. But I'm sure when times get rough there will be a surge of sonar blips.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 17 March, 2016, 17:09
LOL! Good one, Kurzweil - "steady source of income" lol

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