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.
“Eau de Folles” is the latest addition to the Ortomarine family. The owners (Neil and Linda Cocksedge) previously owned one of the few working steam narrowboats operating on the UK canals, called Tixall. They skipped several iterations of engine design when they decided to go for all-electric propulsion for their…
By the end of this week, our fleet of boats will have cumulatively generated a staggering 20 Mega Watt hours of electricity. With our boat owners’ permission, we have now decided to show a table on our website which refreshes every day with the amount of solar generated by each…