Pilotage - Bideford District.

Pilotage services

Torridge owns the steel 35' Pilot Boat Two Rivers II. She is a 35' David Abels purpose designed and built Pilot boat with a single screw, and capable of 9 knots. She is well suited to the often harsh conditions at the entrance to the Taw and Torridge rivers, being very sea kindly.

She is currently having a refit at Brunswick Wharf Bideford with a replacement Ford Sabre engine and gearbox being fitted by TDC Operational Services Staff. She will be re launched after survey by the Harbour's own Fuchs crane.PilotFrem
A windy day in the river at Yelland.
 Latest - Monday August 10th Pilot boat relaunched by TDC Fuchs crane, with new engine & gearbox & coat of paint. Aug 19th Pilot boat does her first job (mv Vitali Kozhin to Appledore)with new engine which runs smoothly, does'nt overheat, and has no excessive crankcase back pressure!