Back in late spring this item appeared in the local Isle of Wight Press.
The service will run from Friday 7th August until Sunday 16th August between the south side of Trinity Pontoon in Cowes and Hamble Town Quay. With single tickets costing £15.00 and anytime returns costing £25.00, the first boat will depart from Cowes at 05:30 and run a 30-minute schedule throughout the day. The last sailing from Hamble to Cowes will be at 02:00 hours.
The boat will be able to take up to 12 passengers and sailings cost £9 each way. A 30 day season ticket will cost £300.
Thus £10 a day assuming it is for any 30 days.
Yesterday, fbb motored over from Newport to Yarmouth to see the service in practice.
His incisive and slightly chilly report will continue tomorrow.
Once with their own bus station (pictured above in 1968) the company had a deserved reputation for high quality vehicles ...
... and excellent service. Stagecoach will be running a slightly modified service 111 from today and "are in discussions" with Lancashire Council about service 109, 115 and 119 which will not be covered immediately. Other existing services will mitigate some of this loss.