Swansea’s Black Prince community boat makes its maiden voyage

Community boat Black Prince sailed its maiden voyage this weekend, taking 50 passengers from Swansea Marina to Liberty Stadium and back

The Swansea Community Boat Trust raised funds from corporate sponsorship and grants in order to buy Black Prince for £80,000 from a company that used it as a tour boat in Leeds.

Charles White, chair of Swansea Community Boat Trust, said, “I am delighted to be able to report that both the boat itself and the safety procedures that we have in place have been given the green light by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency(MCA).”

Sunday’s trip was the first of many, taking school pupils, community groups and tourists on a two-hour trip.

Tours will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm, with trips passing the Hafod Copperworks, where 90% of the world’s copper was processed in the 19th Century.