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African Queen
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Alan and Hilary Owners/Skippers of the African Queen, Welcome you to experience the joys of Dartmouth and the South Devon and Cornwall coast.

Owned and run by husband and wife team, Alan & Hilary Hemsley, both qualified, experienced skippers with over 20 years experience fishing out of Dartmouth. The African Queen offers a variety of pleasant trips, ranging from 2 hour evening trips, half days, all day to weekly charters. Try an evening picnic party or a half day fishing trip, or you may choose to stay aboard in the African Queens homely accommodation and have a fun cruise along the coast with friends or family for a few days. Catch a Mackerel or catch a Shark, see a Dolphin, Seal or a Basking shark, the possibilities are endless. A trip aboard the African Queen is an ideal way to explore the beautiful South Coast of Devon and Cornwall. You can stay on board in simple comfort on our Dickens class vessel. African Queen was originally built for the Navy as a general workhorse /supply boat. Built to exacting Naval standards, with a length of 50 feet and a beam of 15 feet, she displaces 20 tons, carries 8 tons of ballast and is powered by two 75hp Foden diesel engines. The African Queen is licensed to comply with the new Department of Transport code of practice category 2, 60 miles. We also have a Work Boat Certificate for any commercial work. She carries full safety equipment which is inspected by the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) annually. We offer safe and comfortable cruising for both adults and children. The well equipped wheelhouse has VHF radio, GPS navigation system, Echo sounder, Radar and all other necessary equipment for safe, pleasant and trouble free fishing and cruising along Devon and Cornwall's South coast.

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