When Windermere Lake Cruises wanted to add a new vessel to its fleet, there was a challenge to overcome; the company operates on England’s largest lake, which has no access to the sea.

Damen set about building the 34-metre lake cruiser, the MV Swift on the lakeside. The location of the company in the Lake District National Park also meant that we should keep a strict focus on caring for the local community and environment throughout the project.

The MV Swift joined Windermere Lake Cruises’ fleet of 16 vessels in 2020 and now plays its part in taking more than 1.6 million visitors a year on tours, day trips and functions, as part of one of the UK’s largest tourist attractions.

Licence to build

Need a vessel on a lake, a proven design or an opportunity to stimulate the local maritime industry?