A company that operates passenger and cargo ferries from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly has selected the firm to build its new vessels.
Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has chosen Piriou as the shipbuilder of choice for construction of its new passenger ferry Scillonian IV and cargo vessel.
The company announced a private financing solution in April for the replacement of the vessels and the intent to select a preferred shipyard.
This announcement continues the next stage of the group’s plan.
Piriou is a long-established ship builder with over 50 years’ experience building more than 600 vessels.
Vincent Faujour, president of Piriou shipyard, said: “We are delighted and honoured to be named as the preferred shipyard by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group for construction of its new passenger ferry Scillonian IV and new cargo vessel.”