The Pride of the Tyne ferry approaching South Shields.
Pride of the Tyne was built by Swan Hunters in nearby Wallsend and entered service in 1993. It was a modified version of the Shieldsman and cost £1.5 million. The vessel also has a bar, The Admirals Locker, that is available on private hire trips. The vessel was the first river ferry to incorporate all of the new safety features introduced after the Marchioness disaster in 1989.
Pride of the Tyne is powered by twin Gardner 6lxdt with twin Perkin generators.