Our last straight diesel boat!

And the boats keep coming! Whilst working on Maymorning, some of our team were also working hard on “Count for Nothing” our latest 58ft semi-trad narrowboat.  This meant we had another launch at Droitwich Spa Marina on 15th September.  The owners, Mike and Yvonne Bonici, were keen to get going…

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Ortomarine’s Electric Narrowboat Performance Trials Event – Final Report

Good News – the long-anticipated Results Report about our Trials Event held earlier this year is now available! A really big “thank you” is due to Dave Jesse (owner of NB Perseverance) for putting together the report – a mammoth amount of work. At over 60 pages of facts and…

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Ortomarine’s Electric Narrowboat Performance Trials Event – Review

A drizzly start could not dampen the enthusiasm of the eight Ortomarine-built boats that assembled near Worcester Racecourse, all champing at the bit to take part in our Electric Propulsion Trials Event, held on Saturday 29th May. They all set off in convoy at 09:00, and made a fine sight…

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Our First Double Launch Day!

Thursday May 13th was a red letter day for Ortomarine. We had rather a busy day launching first one boat (Perseverance) at Droitwich Spa Marina, then another (Hargreaves II), a trip boat for the Hargreaves Narrowboat Trust, at Baddesley Wharf, Atherstone.   Thankfully both launches went very well (despite terrible…

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Ortomarine’s Electric Narrowboat Performance Trials Event

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the world’s first Electric Propulsion Performance Trials Event for narrowboats.  A flotilla of some of our Parallel and Serial Hybrid boats plus conventional diesel powered boats will all set off from Worcester on Saturday 29th May – destination Droitwich Spa…

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