'David and Goliath battle' for new ferry operator

The managing director of a new ferry company that will take on monopoly service Fullers on the busy Auckland to Waiheke route says it will be a David versus Goliath battle.

Today, catamaran operator Explore Group announced its timetable and pricing ahead of running the 18-kilometre route 12 times a day, from this Saturday morning.

Managing director William Goodfellow, who started the eco-tourism company in 1999, tells NBR ONLINE the venture will not be plain sailing for the 15-year-old business.

 

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