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OPERATOR SOUGHT FOR LIVERPOOL DOCKS PASSENGER BOAT SERVICE

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27 April 2017

OPERATOR SOUGHT FOR LIVERPOOL DOCKS PASSENGER BOAT SERVICE

The Canal & River Trust is searching for an operator to run a trip boat and water taxi business in Liverpool’s historic South Docks.
The business will have a high profile mooring based in Salthouse Dock and will give visitors an exciting opportunity to take to the water, experiencing the South Docks from a completely different perspective.

The Trust is interested in hearing from professional operators who can bring new and exciting ideas to the waterspace. There are numerous boating options available in addition to the watertaxi service, including but not limited to tourist trips, private hire and events for community groups and businesses.

The successful operator will have the benefit of being close to the restaurants and bars of Albert Dock, the corporate and leisure events held at the ECHO Arena, Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool, and other significant tourist attractions.

Chantelle Seaborn, North West waterway manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “Millions of people visit Liverpool’s docks every year and we want to see them on the water enjoying the views from a completely different perspective. I’m looking forward to seeing innovative proposals that will bring high quality tours to the prestigious Liverpool Docks. Trip boats and water taxis will bring something special to the waterspace and be an attraction in their own right to bring people to Liverpool.”
The Trust is seeking expressions of interest by 21 July 2017. Interested parties may be required to enter in to a formal tender process thereafter. More information, including a copy of the marketing particulars, can be found here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/business-and-trade/boating-business/tendered-opportunities

Any queries should be directed to richard.beardsley@canalrivertrust.org.uk

ENDS

For further media requests please contact:
Fran Read, national press officer, Canal & River Trust
m 07796 610 427 e fran.read@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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