Photo collections of each of our boats
A beautiful 58'6" Tyler Wilson "Mike Christian" semi-traditional style narrowboat with a diesel/electric hybrid engine and reverse fit-out. Running a Beta Marine 50 HP engine with an enhanced Hybrid System providing 10kW Drive (8-12hr duration) plus 7-8kW generation at cruising speeds. Bersara features 2 x Glazed Side Hatches, UPVC Bow Doors and 8 x Roof Mounted Flexible Solar Panels.
Paintbrush is a 58’6” Diesel/Electric Hybrid, which we actually completed in February 2020. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic situation, Matt & Toy Hoff (the owners, who live in California) were unable to come over from the States to start their cruising as planned. As soon as travel restrictions are eased, they will be over to test the special features on their new boat. Specifically (1) the Cinderella incinerator toilet (electric version), and (2) the bow & stern brushless thrusters – meaning they can parallel park! Paintbrush also features our duplex dinette for maximum flexibility and convenience when their family visit.
Adventure is the first wide-beam boat we have built (10ft wide x 54ft in length). She was built as a day trip boat for the Cotswold Canals Trust and truly is all-electric. Propulsion and water/space heating are all electric powered – via a massive bank of superior lead carbon batteries (1000Ah), a 5kVA inverter/charger, and over 2kW of solar panels on the large roof area. Propulsion is via a Lynch Swordfish 16 Marine Drive System which features 2 x 8kW motors. At the bow there is a Vetus brushless bow thruster, plus a large wheelchair platform lift. Completed in December 2019, unfortunately the COVID-19 situation has delayed the official launch of the boat, which was due to take place in April 20.
Our fourth diesel-electric hybrid with a custom layout and some innovative features. She is a 58.5 feet semi-trad with 2 berths. Built for Andy & Liz, Stannator has a mid-ships galley; a composting toilet and a clever folding bed configuration which provides the ultimate in sleeping comfort. She has diesel-electric propulsion with a 775Ah 48V battery bank. She is gas-free, with a fully electric galley including induction hob. Completed October 2019.
Our third diesel-electric hybrid has strikingly unique paintwork. She is a 58.5 feet semi-trad with 2 berth. Built for Chris, another Australian who has come to the UK to be a continuous cruiser. Bartimaeus has diesel-electric propulsion with a 775Ah 48V battery bank. She is gas-free, with a fully electric galley including induction hob. Completed July 2019.
Pamela May 2 is our first all-electric boat. This new trip boat for the Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust Ltd features an all-electric drive, multiple solar panels, a hydraulic wheelchair lift, seating for up to 12 passengers, dropped gunwhale to allow views whilst passengers are seated, a small kitchen area, and a disabled access toilet. Completed April 2019.
Our second diesel-electric hybrid. A 58.5 feet semi-trad with 2 berth, built for continuous cruising for Australian couple Karen & Jonathan. Watt Knot has diesel-electric propulsion with a 775Ah 48V battery bank. She is gas-free, with a fully electric galley including induction hob. Internally she has a sleek ultra-modern finish. Completed August 2018. Our Crick Boat for 2019 where she won 3rd in show.
Our first diesel-electric hybrid. A 58.5 feet semi-trad with 2 berth, built for continuous cruising. Stray Not Far has diesel-electric propulsion with a 775Ah 48V battery bank. She is gas-free, with a fully electric galley including induction hob. She has a customer designed tv & shelving unit and Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired paintwork. Completed November 2017.