Photo collections of each of our boats
Hargreaves ll is a 64ft all-electric, day trip narrowboat built for the Hargreaves Narrowboat Trust (HNT), based at Nuneaton. It is powered by a Lynch 48V “Swordfish 16” Double Marine Drive System (as previously used on the widebeam trip boat “Adventure”). Hargreaves ll has a battery bank of 24 x Leoch LRC2-1000 lead-carbon batteries and 12 x 160W solar panels (a total of 1.92kW). It is quite different to the previous day trip boats we have built because it has an extended roof over the bow deck area, meaning that the wheelchair access lift had to be installed at the stern of the boat. It is truly all-electric with electric central and water heating. Other features include a bow camera viewable from inside the cabin, security CCTV, a PA & music system, plus flexible seating for up to 12 passengers.
Perseverance is a 62ft serial hybrid built on an Alexander Boats hull. Perseverance is powered by a TEMA SPM132-1 propulsion set (12kW, 48Vdc) and has two MG Lithium Batteries (LFP. 25.6V 280Ah. There is a Beta Marine BetaGen 10, 1500 rpm diesel generator, with super sound insulation, housed under the bow deck. The highly bespoke design is a collaboration between Ortomarine, Dave and Roma Jesse (the owners) and Jim Sparkes (Alexander Boats).
Old Nick is a 58'6", Semi-Trad Tyler Wilson Hulled, Serial Hybrid narrowboat with ALL-ELECTRIC propulsion. Vetus supplied the entire Electric Serial Hybrid System featuring the New Vetus 10KW E-Line Electric Engine, GLX6,5SIC generator (1500RPM) and 48v 800Ah Leoch LC2 Lead Carbon batteries.
A beautiful 58'6" Tyler Wilson "Mike Christian" semi-trad style, reverse layout, narrowboat with a Hybrid Marine Enhanced Hybrid System (10kW Electric Drive, 775Ah battery bank, plus Beta Marine 50HP diesel engine) Bersara features 2 x Side Hatches, a Compoost Toilet, our multi-function Duplex Dinette 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.