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Royal Yacht Britannia celebrates successful 2017

As the Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh, prepares to mark 20 years since opening its doors to the public in 1998, the team is also celebrating a remarkable achievement, ending 2017 with a phenomenal 390,482 visitors.

This is the highest number of visitors ever recorded and also represents a 12 per cent year-on-year increase on 2016.

Commenting on this success, chief executive of the Royal Yacht Britannia, Bob Downie said: “Last year was a phenomenally busy year and it’s a great tribute to the professionalism of our staff.”

This year is due to be another landmark year for the famous ship, marking 20 years since opening its doors as a visitor attraction in Edinburgh, together with the opening of Fingal in summer, a major £3.5 million luxury floating hotel and events venue by Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises.

Downie continued: “This success could not have come at a better time, as we look forward to the launch of our new 23-bedroom luxury hotel accommodation and unique events venue, on the former Northern Lighthouse Board tender, Fingal, opening in the summer of 2018.”