'Queen of the Lake' was hoisted out of the lake by crane and drive 300 miles down to London on the back of a lorry (see video below). The boat is owned by Windermere Lake Cruises and Captained by Ron Walker. She is a traditional Windermere wooden launch and is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels.
Built in 1949, measuring 15.2 metres and able to accommodate up to 84 passengers, Queen of the Lake is based at Ambleside and is in daily service from April to October carrying passengers on Windermere, England’s longest lake. She is no stranger to royalty, having carried HRH the Prince of Wales in March 2010 when he visited the Lake District.