Quality, Innovation and Style
Ortomarine’s goal is to build environmentally friendly boats that both significantly reduce the vessel’s “carbon foot print” and create a quieter, cleaner and more natural boating experience. We want to give our customers, the “greenest” narrowboat that current technologies allow, without compromising on quality or cost.
Imagine cruising in near silence, with zero emissions, at one with nature - that is the Ortomarine experience. As one of the UK’s leading electric hybrid narrowboat builders, we can offer you a number of systems from different electric engine manufacturers, backed up with real-life data collected from all of our boats.
We will guide you through the design process, balancing your bespoke requirements with cost effective, proven solutions, ensuring your dreams are realised, on time and within budget.
When you commission an Ortomarine boat, you can be sure that every aspect of the external, internal and technical design is completed to a single high standard. For this reason, we only accept orders for "Fully Fitted" designs and not for "Hull Only" or "Sail Away" builds.
As of August 2023 our next available build slot is for boat completion in the Winter of 2025, but things do change occasionally so if you are interested in a new build please contact us on +441299 489424. Please see our Pricing page under “Our Boats” for more information about guideline prices for our new boats.
Recently launched up on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and just in time for Halloween, “The Skull & Cactus” is a 57ft serial hybrid narrowboat with a semi-cruiser style stern and is the tenth serial hybrid in our fleet. The owner, Sarah, had certain very specific requests for her build…
Electric Dragon, being the last ever boat built on an Alexander Boats hull, has generated a good deal of interest in the industry press. We are pleased to say that there is a great review by Phil Pickin in the October edition of Towpath Talk, plus a very extensive and…