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ElizabethA boat was put up for sale recently. If you have a spare £15K you can buy it. It is called THE ELIZABETH.

Is it a coincidence that this is the same name as one of the boats previously owned by the now collapsed Bristol Ferry Boat Company?

As a 42% shareholder in the now collapsed Bristol Ferry Boat Company perhaps the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, can explain why it seems to be registered to the Tobacco Factory?





A Bristol Ferry Company Boat called THE MERCURY was sold by Royal Colonnade Initiatives, a company wholly owned by George Ferguson. Copies of two of the four dockets of sale are below, dated 31 October 2012 and signed by the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson.

While this boat is not amongst the seven or five boats owned/and or auctioned by the Bristol Ferry Boat Company, selling boats that this company had owned little more than two weeks before his beloved Bristol Ferry Boat Company collapsed, is ‘odd’ ‘strange’ and extremely peculiar to say the least. Can you explain this @GeorgeFergusonX ?

The website URL link to the picture used to be this. However, after a whistleblower told Bristol City Council officers two days ago about this peculiarity and asked for questions to be answered by the city council officers, someone must have told the Bristol “Community” Ferry Boat Company as they have immediately taken down the picture off their website.

Funny that*?

* We’ve now received a cached version of that dead link: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3A9vdJt4js1xkJ%3Abristolferry.com%2FourBoats.php%3Fboat%3DMercury+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

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There were seven boats belonging to the collapsed Bristol Ferry Boat Company, according to its 2012 accounts that summer, when it bid for a fare paying passenger ferry route.

But only FIVE boats made it to auction when the assets of the collapsed company were put up for sale in December 2012.

As a 42% shareholder in the company do you have any idea why that might have been the case @GeorgeFergusonx?

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