A new £25m carbon-neutral “party boat” has arrived in London – where owners hope it will bring a huge boost to the city, reports Ship&Bunker.
Oceandiva is now berthed in the capital’s Royal Docks, where it is set to undergo a £1.8m fit-out, and is due to be in full service from next month.
Party boat arrives in London
Following tests and regulatory checks, events company Smart Group hopes it will soon open for events, and claim it could add £77m to the capital’s economy in the next five years.
Smart Group says Oceandiva is “set to become the most sustainably advanced, carbon neutral ship on the River Thames, set to revolutionise London’s hospitality sector.”
Expected to accommodate up to 1,000 people at a time, the ship spans three decks and measures 86m in length – equivalent to around seven double-decker buses, and 15m longer than a Boeing 737 airliner.
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