Ros Crana was purchased by Caledonian Discovery in January 2012 and is being converted ready to carry her first passengers in May 2013. She has the capacity to carry 12 passengers and up to 6 crew members. The main difference between Ros Crana and her sister barge Fingal is that Ros Crana has an upper deck galley and dining saloon with great views outside.
Ros Crana detailed information
- Length: 44 metres
- Beam: 5 metres
- Displacement: 200 tonnes with water ballast
- Engine: Gardner 6LXB 180hp
- Bow Thruster: DAF 1160 200hp
- Cruising Speed: 6 knots
- Construction: Riveted and welded steel
- Originally built: 1962 Tielrode, Belgium
- Rebuilt: 2012/13
- Registration: Inverness
- Capacity: 12 guests and up to 6 crew
- Guest accommodation: 6 twin ensuite cabins, large dining and saloon area
- Operating area: The Great Glen including the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe from Corran Narrows to Loch Eil, Beauly Firth and Moray Firth to Chanonry Point.
Access to Ros Crana
Ros Crana has regular sized steps down from the deck into the boat at both ends. These have good handrails and we are very used to helping people up and down but the boat is in no way wheelchair accessible. When we are at anchor, access to and from the shore is by our smaller RIB support boat. Access to this boat is by a short ladder from the deck. Down below in Ros Crana there is a small ramp at each end of the cabin passage and single steps again up into the en-suite and into the shower.
Guests must be able to climb a small ladder. This is for safety regulations so that persons can evacuate the barge in the event of a fire or other emergency situation.