On Thursday 13th August 2020 Waverley moved under her own steam for the first time since her boiler refit.
Waverley departed Custom House Quay, Greenock at 10am for a day of sea trials, returning nearly seven hours later at 4.50pm. Her trials took her south as far as Largs with her speed touching 15 knots on several occasions.
The business end of the pair of new Cochran boilers in an immaculate engine room.|WEL
Waverley moving under her own power.|Allan Smith
Leaving Custom House Quay behind.|WEL
A five minute drone video of Waverley's departure.|Robert M Wilson
The distinctive twin-wake has not been seen on the Clyde for 22 months.|WEL
25 second video of Waverley's engine running at full speed during the sea trials.|WEL
Waverley’s track with detail inset.|www.MarineTraffic.com
Animated sequence of Waverley's track.|www.MarineTraffic.com
Shimmering in the heat haze off Kilcreggan.|Greg Beecroft
Returning to Greenock.|Greg Beecroft
Head shot.|Roy Tait
Passing the site of the new £19.2m floating pontoon at Greenock’s Ocean Terminal, designed to accommodate cruise ships up to 340m in length.|Roy Tait
Coming back alongside Custom House Quay at 4.50pm.|Greg Beecroft
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