Stop Press … Boat For Sale!

We will be receiving another shell from Tyler Wilson towards the back end of October 2018, which is now up for sale. Unfortunately the original customer for the shell has had to put their build-slot back to next year as the purchase was dependent upon the sale of their house, which has recently…

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Latest hybrid boat “Watt Knot” now cruising the cut!

Our latest Diesel Hybrid boat “Watt Knot” was completed in August, for Australian customers Jonathan & Karen Warren.  It is quite different internally and externally to many of our other boats, showing Karen’s desire to create a home-from-home on the water – ie, the colour schemes and decor are modelled…

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Ortomarine awarded contract for new Day Trip Boat

We are pleased to report that we have been successful in our bid to build the new Day Trip Boat for the Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust Ltd. Due for completion towards the end of March 2019, the 50′ narrowboat “Pamela May 2” will feature all-electric drive, multiple solar panels,…

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Long Overdue Updates!

Please forgive the lack of recent updates to our website – purely down to how busy we have been over the past 6 months.  Here are some highlights of what we have failed to report! Eau Rouge was sold to Mhairi and David Middleton (from South Africa) in April 2018. The…

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Eau Rouge – For Sale

We were contacted by Rob Mears this week to say that he is reluctantly going to have to sell Eau Rouge.  Unfortunately, his wife Karen’s health has taken a turn for the worse and they are going to have to put the boat up for sale.  They are not going to…

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Waterways World January 2018 – Stray Not Far

We have been in discussions with the Waterways World Technical Editor, Mark Langley, since the Crick show this year.  We told him we were building a Diesel/Electric Hybrid boat, and he was very keen to review it. We completed “Stray Not Far”, a 58’6″ semi-trad narrowboat, with a Charles Rennie…

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Clara Scintilla – Now Sold

We were very proud (and fond!) of our Show Boat “Clara Scintilla”, which we took to Crick in May 2017, but the intention was always to sell her when the time was right.  We were contacted by John and Jo Macdonald in September, who were looking for a new build,…

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Eau Rouge – Towpath Talk Feature

We completed “Eau Rouge”, a 57′ semi-trad narrowboat, for Rob and Karen Mears in September 2017.  Rob is an F1 fan and the boat is named after the famous bend on the Belgium F1 circuit.  Towpath Talk were keen to review one of our boats and Rob and Karen were…

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Another finished boat out and new hull in!

Our latest finished boat “Suzanne Marie” (a 62’6″ cruiser stern, 8 berth hire boat, for Marine Cruises) left us on Wednesday 12th July to start her journey up to the Falkirk Wheel.  We managed to achieve our goal of “one out / one in”, to minimise transport and crane charges…

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