There are many reasons for starting a business, but to save beautifully crafted, wooden hulled fishing trawlers from the chainsaw must be one of the most unusual?  That is exactly what Andy Thoms and Ken Grant did when they started The Majestic Line back in 2004. Their first vessel, the Glen Massan, was converted from fishing boat to mini luxury cruise ship and set sail out of Holy Loch for its first adventure. Later the Glen Tarsan joined the fleet of two, which means between the two boats there are a dozen en-suite cabins to accommodate intimate incentive groups.

Anchored in Duart Bay in Mull with Duart Castle in the background.

Incentive planners are always on the look out for out of the ordinary experiences for their groups and taking a cruise on The Majestic Line boats is certainly that. The design of each vessel is to encourage informality and relaxation; the deck saloon is where incentive guests gather and everyone dines together at one large table. The size of the vessels allows inshore access to delightful and remote areas not available to bigger cruise vessels. There is no better way to cruise Scotland from a unique vantage point. Each day there are new stops on offer and every night the boat anchors off a different stunning location for dinner.

Time for a dip at a private beach before dinner?

Typical delights of small boat cruising include spending time in the wheelhouse with the Skipper, finding out about the local area and taking a shot at the wheel. Incentive guests can go out in the tender to watch for wildlife or help the crew drop the lobster pots.  Guests can also accompany the crew as they pick up mussels for dinner or fish for mackerel; perfect for breakfast.  Imagine swimming in the sea lochs and if guests are very lucky, swim with dolphins or go ashore to sit amongst nesting puffins.

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