Family selling up
Cruise Loch Ness on market for first time
Nessie fans are being offered the rare opportunity of acquiring the business that operates cruises on the famous loch .
The family which has owned Cruise Loch Ness in Fort Augustus since it was launched in 1968 has put the business up for sale, together with their five-to-six bedroom home near the village.
Cruises began with an ex-RNLI lifeboat carrying only 12 passengers and now provides a fleet of four high specification vessels including the flagship vessel The Spirit of Loch Ness, which can accommodate up to 210 passengers. The Legend of Loch Ness has a with a maximum capacity of 108 passengers.
Two rigid inflatable boats provide, carrying a maximum of 12 passengers each, provide an alternative experience. The business has won multiple awards over the years.
Cruise Loch Ness is located to the south of the 23-mile long loch where it connects with the Caledonian Canal.
Richard Prestwich, director in the leisure and trade related team at Savills, said: “This is an extremely rare opportunity and the first time this business has been taken to the market.
“The highly reputable, award-winning visitor attraction is in a world-renowned location and has strong credentials with a proven track record. It is recognised as one of the leading tourist attractions in Scotland and we expect significant interest.”