2009 – 2015


The original Newcraig, lying on the East Coast of Scotland (Arbroath and Montrose) where it was painted light blue and made fit for its journey to the West Coast of Scotland.


The Murray McDavid sets sail for Fairlie Quay on the West Coast of Scotland. The eight day journey took the boat through the Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal, The Crinan Canal and into the Firth of Clyde.


The Murray McDavid being lovingly restored at Fairlie Quay boatyard on the North Ayrshire Coast.


The Murray McDavid sets out for its new home alongside the Tall Ship at the Riverside in the heart of Glasgow.


Name: Murray McDavid  (Original Name: Newcraig)
Mooring Address: Kelvin Harbour, Glasgow
Type of Boat: Ex Pilot vessel   Year of Manufacture:1954
Boat Builder: James N Millers & Son Limited, St Monans, Fife

Colour: Royal Blue Hull with blue and white super structure
Original Colour: Dark red hull and with red and white super structure
Hull Identification Number / Registration Number: MMSI 235000453
Engine: 6C IVECO Diesel 8210 320HP  Engine Identification Number: 201942
Rated Passenger/Weight Carrying Capacity: Approx 20
Dimensions Length 56ft, Beam 18ft, Draft 7ft 6″  [Gross register tonnage =  22.2 on hull]

Welcome Aboard

We would love to hear from anyone who remembers the Murray McDavid in its former days as the Newcraig.
Do please get in touch if you have memories and photos to share or if you would like to make a booking.

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Murray McDavid is a trading name of Aceo Limited
Aceo Limited, Hillside Farm, Rodley, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire GL14 1QZ
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