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#801 Bernard

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

Does anyone have any idea what number of people were actually using V2V on a month to month basis?


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#802 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:27 PM

i think on most runs it had well under 40 people on it.



#803 Bernard

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

So not enough to cover the fuel?



#804 Mike K.

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:03 PM

The V2V Empress is listed for sale at $6 million USD.
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#805 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 05:45 AM

someone should buy it and start a ferry service to Vancouver.
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#806 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 07:28 AM

For two years, other than a monthly trip out to sea to keep the engines running and systems maintained, the Empress catamaran that used to ferry passengers between Victoria and Vancouver has been moored just below the CPR Steamship Terminal building.

 

And that’s likely where it will sit for a while, as the market for tourism-oriented vessels remains cold while the pandemic continues.

 

“It doesn’t matter where you go, people aren’t moving around as much and people need to be moving around to run one of these,” said Harry Mose of Pacific Boat Brokers, which has listed the Empress for sale at $4.8 million US, down from an initial $6 million US.

 

 

https://www.timescol...v-ferry-4825430



#807 Nparker

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 07:47 AM

To blame this clunker's failure on the pandemic is laughable.



#808 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 07:53 AM

Oh I don't know.  Almost no transport is moving at prior levels.



#809 Nparker

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 08:04 AM

Oh I don't know.  Almost no transport is moving at prior levels.

That's the thing, V2V is moving at almost exactly its pre-pandemic levels.


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#810 vortoozo

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 09:29 AM

To blame this clunker's failure on the pandemic is laughable.

 

Who's blaming V2V's failure on the pandemic? They ceased operations before it.

It's the market for used tourism boat resale that's soft because of the pandemic.



#811 Mike K.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 09:31 AM

There is a large catamaran at Point Hope right now. It’s blue with a large maple leaf at the rear.

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#812 laconic

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 10:37 AM

That's the Cascadia. She's normally docked at Ship Point.

 

https://mapleleafadv...ships/cascadia/



#813 Mike K.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 10:42 AM

Ah, got it, thank you. That vessel breaks down that much that it’s so often docked there?

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#814 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 07:35 AM

Is this ship still parked downtown?

#815 Spy Black

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 07:46 AM

I recall seeing it (while driving by) at it's Inner Harbour dock a few weeks ago.



#816 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 07:51 AM

V2V has to have been one of the worst business concepts since Target made its abortive attempt at the Canadian market.



#817 lanforod

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 08:04 AM

^ i dont think that's accurate. V2V was a bad business concept; we were sceptical of it from the start. Target was a bad implementation - it could have succeeded.



#818 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 08:09 AM

Target failed to properly assess the Canadian retail market and/or failed to go all in with their implementation. Either way, they were the ones responsible for the failure, just as V2V was for theirs.



#819 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 08:13 AM

At least the Lisa Helps voodoo doll was a commercial winner from day #1.


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#820 todd

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 08:18 AM

If they are just shut down a little bit later they could’ve blamed it all on COVID
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