The true story of changing an abandoned Arctic trawler into a neat expedition ship. The character of the boat, her skippers, surveyors, repairers, passengers, engineers, rivals, marine officials and owner.
All of them men. Except the owner, Amelia Dalton. She was the men’s employer, competitor, boss, client, hostess and pupil fighting her corner in Scotland’s chauvinist world of resilient, colourful fishing communities.
In a moment of naivety and enthusiasm, Amelia bought an 85 foot solid oak fishing boat and converted it to run cruises to ST. KILDA the remote island chains of Scotland’s stunning West Coast. She worked closely with The National Trust for Scotland and the RNLI. To avoid over amorous skippers she had to gain her commercial Captains qualifications and now runs her own travel company, Amelia Dalton Travel Ltd. based in central London.