Our boats what you need to know
There’s only one way to experience the home of Scotland’s greatest legend – on one of our boats.
There are four vessels in our Jacobite fleet, each with onboard toilets. We’ve decked out our fleet with everything you need to make sure you can explore the world’s most famous loch in safety and comfort – that includes serving a range of light snacks, soft drinks, and hot beverages. We even have a bar on board - sláinte
You’ll find our fleet’s knowledgeable staff are friendly and love to help, while an audio commentary also guides you as you sail.
We have toilets on board - you'll never get caught short while sailing the loch!
We serve drinks and light snacks. But please, do not feed the monster!
There's FREE WiFi onboard. But we don't recommend surfing on Loch Ness!
Built in 1949, she used to go by the slightly less noble title of “Mid Tyne Ferry Number 3” in her days transported passengers on the Tyne between North and South Shields. But when the ferry company was taken over by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, she achieved royal status, being renamed “Tyne Queen”.
In 1987, the Tyne Queen waved a royal goodbye to the North East of England and set sail for Loch Ness. Jacobite gave her a majestic makeover, rebuilding the structure and upgrading the interior. And so she was crowned our Jacobite Queen. Further updates followed, including central heating, double-glazing, and new furnishings for passenger comfort. She also got a perfectly refined Volvo engine upgrade.
Of course, our Queen also loves to throw the occasional private soiree. Fortunately, she’s blessed with plenty of room and facilities on board for music and dancing. We’ll drink to that, ma'am!
Registered at: Inverness No 169220
Call Sign: MJET5 MMSI Number: 235002933
Main Engine: Volvo Penta D12MH 450hp
Generators: one 15kVa Beta Marine 1505, one G&M Powerplant 15 kV.
Furuno MaxSea Radar, GPS, Plotter and Sounder. Sailor RT6210 and Kelvin Hughes Huson VHF radios, 3 x 65 person RFD Open Inflatable Liferafts.
Of Gallic descent, this robust, aluminium-hulled catamaran was designed by the French naval architects Mer et Design and constructed in the glamorous setting of Cannes. In her previous life, Jacobite Warrior roamed the waters of the Mediterranean before catching the eye of "Compagnie des Iles" who took her to Brittany, where she cruised to the islands in the Gulf of Morbihan.
But a true warrior belongs in the Highlands. So this impressive vessel set sail for Loch Ness in 2011, where she received a warm welcome and a total refit – including two powerful new Volvo engines. Nowadays, Jacobite Warrior's strong exterior belies her warm, softer side. Once onboard, you can relax, visit the bar, and tuck into a light snack as she sails.
Registered at: Inverness No 918294
Call Sign: 2FQD8 MMSI Number: 235093322
Main Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta D12MH 450hp
Generators: one 26kVa Beta Marine 26, one Perkins 22 kVa
Furuno NavNet Radar, GPS, Plotter and Echo Sounder. Sailor RT6210 and Icom IC-M323 VHF radios, 2 x 100 person Zodiac and 2 x 50 person Zodiac. Open Inflatable liferafts, four Icom M71 handheld VHF radios. Adult, children and large person lifejackets.
Like Warrior, Rebel is also a catamaran of Gallic birth, designed by Phillipe Suberero and built by Chantier naval de Rovere near Toulon in France. Originally named Jules Verne IV, the vessel didn't quite make it "around the world in 80 days", but she did sail proudly between Cannes, Nice and St Tropez. In 2014, she said "au revoir" to the Mediterranean, setting sail for Loch Ness.
After a long and arduous journey north, Jacobite Rebel arrived – polished and preened by MacDuff Shipbuilders at Buckie. She has now joined Jacobite's proud fleet of impressive vessels. Her crew is proud to welcome you on board!
Registered at Inverness No 920778
Call Sign: 2IOI8 (Two India Oscar India Eight)
MMSI Number: 235111446
Main Engines: 2 x Baudouin 6SR123SR 397
HP Generators 1 x Beta Marine 15kVa, 1 x Beta Marine 26kVa
Simrad NSO Multi function GPS, Radar and Echo Sounder, Olex 3D Plotting System, 2 x Sailor RT6215 VHF Radios, 3 Icom M73 Hand held VHF radios. 2 x 100 person Zodiac and 1 x 65person RFD Liferaft. Adult, children and large person lifejackets.
Like her name, the Jacobite Maverick is completely unique. Equipped with on board sonars and TV screens, our Nessie enthusiasts won’t miss a blip! Sticking to the trendsetter description, the Jacobite Maverick’s environmental credentials leave other boats green with envy! With an eco-friendly design for lower fuel consumption and water waste, she gets a big green tick from us!