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Highland Lassie- A Former Trawler will be a five-star luxury cruiser hotel

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Travel and Tourworld

Highland Lassie- A Former Trawler will be a five-star luxury cruiser hotel

The Highland Lassie, a former trawler is due to open in the spring as a five-star luxury cruiser hotel.
It has been a labour of love for Gaby Monkhouse, 61, and her husband Gus Glue, 70, who bought the boat more than 10 years ago. The couple, who own the Oakwood Restaurant in Dochgarroch, proudly unveiled the transformation the former fishing boat has undergone so far last April - and have now set sail to take it to Macduff Shipyard for the final stage of works.
The voyage will take them to Tomnhurich Bridge, down the flight at Muirtown and out to sea at Clachnaharry towards Inverness Marina, where she will berth for a day days before sailing east to Macduff. Mrs Monkhouse said: “It's a 10-hour journey from Dochgarroch to Macduff.
“Once we have a calm day we will head to Macduff and she will sit on the slope at Macduff for two weeks where they will finalise all the engineering works and bring her back to her original colour. When she is brought back into the canal, she is going to look one beauty.”
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