Launch of our first purpose-built “Roving Trader” serial hybrid narrowboat

Kate and Colin Newman are the proud owners of our latest serial hybrid narrowboat “Bears Afloat” which was launched in June. Kate is a talented stained glass artist and high on her priority list for their boat was a studio/work room so that she can work producing her beautiful products…

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Ortomarine and Aqua Narrowboats – Team up time!

As many of you know, we are extremely keen to encourage and enable other boat builders to build reliable and efficient electrically-propelled narrowboats so that is why we are pleased to announce that we will be working with Justin and Jane from Aqua Narrowboats (UK) Ltd on their first ever…

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Looking for the Good Life

Our latest hybrid electric narrowboat (our 11th parallel hybrid) was launched just before Christmas.  Those of a certain generation will spot that the graphics on the boat are inspired by a popular 1970’s sitcom!  “Felicity” is 58’6” long and features a semi-cruiser stern style and a Hybrid Marine parallel hybrid…

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Electrika 2024 – Save the date!

Ortomarine are excited to announce a brand new and unique experience for anyone interested in electric narrow boating – Electrika 2024! Electrika 2024 aims to provide a meeting place for early adopters, manufacturers and potential new owners to share information and real-life experience of this exciting technology. The event will…

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An apt boat name for a launch just before Halloween! ?

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…

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