Vosper Thornycroft builds millennium boats

If the Jubilee Line extension does not open by the Millennium, then at least some visitors will be able to get to the Millennium Dome in south-east London travelling in one of four 520-seater City Cruises river boats being built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton. The first two of the cruisers will be in service […]

If the Jubilee Line extension does not open by the Millennium, then at least some visitors will be able to get to the Millennium Dome in south-east London travelling in one of four 520-seater City Cruises river boats being built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton. The first two of the cruisers will be in service this summer. Steel to build the boats 600 tonnes of structural plate is being supplied by British Steel Distribution’s Bristol Service Centre. The four-boat contract is worth a total of £5m.