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The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved #1070217
19th Jun 2019 9:25am
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From the Merseyside on Film Facebook page

The Daffodil Is Coming Home
The Royal Daffodil Is Coming Home!

The Former MV Royal Daffodil Mersey Ferry Sets Sail Towards New Life As The Region’s Premier Floating Food & Drink Destination . . . Keep an eye on this page for more in the coming months . . . .

A project to re-launch the former MV Royal Daffodil as Liverpool’s latest waterfront attraction has passed its first milestone, as it was recently towed out onto the river by her new owners, for the very first time in almost six years.

Having been moved off its mooring at Duke Street Quayside, Birkenhead and winched out of the water; the vessel is undergoing extensive restoration and re-purposing, with an exciting array of plans to secure her future now starting to be revealed. Going forward, it will simply be known as “Daffodil” and is set to be permanently relocated to Canning Dock during the coming months.

The initiative promises to preserve what is a hugely important feature of the City Region’s recent maritime heritage for many years to come, whilst opening Daffodil back up to the public as a unique place to drink, dine, host events, occasions and hold weddings by the waterfront.
The venture is being spearheaded by a number of local Visitor Economy business leaders – CEO of Liverpool City Sights, Philip Olivier; Managing Director of Orb Events Agency, Joshua Boyd and Managing Directors of popular Baltic Village businesses, Alfred McCaughran and Terence Stockton. The project was initially pitched to Merseytravel in June 2018 before being assessed and eventually approved by Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham and Merseytravel board members in April 2019. This week, it has been given a further stamp of approval by the Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Joe Anderson, twelve months on from its first inception.

Having been decommissioned and out of service since 2012 with gradually deteriorating condition, this much-loved vessel will be transformed through upwards of £600k investment in order to re-launch as a static, floating venue which features a café, cocktail bar and 106-cover seafood & grill restaurant; alongside an al-fresco Promenade Deck and event space in the former engine room of the hull. An official launch date is yet to be announced.

In addition, plans for 11 bedrooms of on-board guest accommodation are set to be developed in the near future to create the region’s largest floating hotel. Key heritage aspects are also carefully preserved throughout, with plans to create a mini-museum exhibit to the History of the 800-year-old Mersey river crossing in the “Wheelhouse” or bridge, offering visitors a first-hand look at navigation consoles and the original 19th-century compass amongst other exhibits.

Major engineering works are project-managed by Bromborough-based Carmet Marine who have over 40 years’ experience across three generations in their locally rooted, family-owned business. A broad range of contractors from the Liverpool City Region and across the North West are being used for all other key refurbishments, furnishings and interior design work.

This exciting venture will eventually result in the creation of over 16 new jobs and is expected to become a key feature in the ever-transforming waterfront zone, likely becoming a major tourist attraction. It is certain to become a new picture-postcard moment for all visitors to the city, set against the iconic backdrop of Albert Dock and the Three Graces.

Originally built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead ‘The Daff’ was given her maiden voyage in April 1962 where she went on to carry passengers across the River Mersey in service to the people of the Liverpool City Region – right up until December 2012. The ferry has a wealth of heritage as both a working cross-river vessel as well as being used for functions, parties and special cruises with famous local nightlife brands over the years. Owners are now uncovering an exciting History of famous faces, personal stories and have been unravelling a swathe of legendary moments with the kind help of Mersey Ferries Heritage Society and local enthusiasts, which they hope to begin sharing with the public very soon.

For up to date info, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/daffodilliverpool

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Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070220
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I suppose the Royal has been dropped because it will become a commercial venture and therefore is not by HM appointment, sad really the title Royal was granted for her (oops must not call ships her now)predecessors involvement at Zeebrugge.

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Excellent news! Now, will anyone ever manage to bring back the Bar Lightship? I don't use the word 'iconic' if i can help it, but the Bar Lightship falls into that category for Liverpool, I think. She should never have been taken away.

Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070227
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Great news ,Norton. It will be brilliant .


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
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Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070247
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Some photos I took of her out the water at Carmet Marine Shipyard about three weeks ago.

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How much she go for in Auction must that one Thanks

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Originally Posted by Bultaco
How much she go for in Auction must that one Thanks


Not seen it stated anywhere, there may have been no money changed hands, it may even be a peppercorn lease. The ferries are claimng a saving of £40,000 a year, presumably for docking, insurance and light maintenance costs.


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Re: The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [Re: Norton] #1070305
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Didn't Philip 'Tinhead' Olivier's Orb Events business go bust last year?

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No mention of Wirral, Seacombe in any of this, Birkenhead only because that's where she was built, but the rest was all Liverpool!

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Its Liverpool where she is going to stay.


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