Members' Boats

Adelaide - 26' Edwardian style launch
Owners: Jeff & Georgina Waterson

Ampère - 57’6” Electric, BCN Tug-style narrowboat
Owners: Malcolm & Barbara Bridge

Annie 27' solar powered launch
Owners: Les & Elaine Fidler

Aquatron - 13'6" home built launch
Owner: David Fannon, Pataskala, Ohio USA

Barouche - 3.8 Mtr GRP catamaran powered by a Minn Kota RT80 trolling motor
Owners: Hedley Bewes, Hamble

Camerander - 12ft open launch - Owner: Brian Moore, Southampton powered by a rudder mounted 24 volt Minn-Kota

6 metre Cobra Rib
Torqeedo Deep Blue 80hp system with BMW i3 battery
Owners: Jamie and Vicky Marley

Corvelia solar powered 12' clinker dinghy
Owner: Mike Manisty

Cabin launch Eddy Current
Owners: Ian and Sylvia Rutter

Elektra 4kw electric powered 15' launch used on the Oslofjord in Norway
Owner: Hakon Skatvedt, Horten, Norway

Elizabeth Anne 16ft home built slipper
Owner: Alan Smith, Windermere, Cumbria

Emerald - 19' open launch. Derelict c.1890s hull saved in 1975 from bonfire & made into steam launch. Converted to electric Aug 2011. Owners: Mike & Wendy Early

Estel - Frolic 36' electric launch
Owner: Chris Taylor

Fizz - 18ft 7in x 6ft 3in launch. Built 1989 by Waterfront Marine Bangor
Owner: John Murch


Golden Butterfly - Gentlemans launch
Owner: Julian Grimwade

Graba Chance Sea Hopper folding boat powered by a Thruster trolling motor
Owner: Robert Malcolm Kay

Greenhorn I 18' GRP/ply tugboat powered by three modified 24 volt Minn-Kota's
Owner: John Hayes, Ottawa, Canada more details

Haida - 18' launch built 1992 by PJS boats as a steam launch she is now powered by 1.5kw 48 volt Stelco electric motor.
Owner: Peter Brennan

Howbery Spark - 22' Stelco day boat (circa 1998) Owner: Howbery Park Boat Club, Wallingford

Indian Summer II - 25' electric canoe
Owner: Chris Taylor

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Lady Charlotte - Gentleman's launch, built 1914.
Owner: Simon McMurtrie

Lady Emma - 25' motor canoe, built 1926.
Owner: Simon McMurtrie

Lady Lena 1890 Gentleman's launch - the oldest electric boat in existence. Owners: Helen & Jenkyn Knill. Location: Kennet & Avon canal, Bath

Ωhm From Home
- Frolic 21
Owner: Mark Duffield

Maia - 21ft GRP Frolic
Owners: Geoff & Joan Desborough

Mary Anne - built by Woottons of Cookham Dean
Owner: Greg Jones 

- Frolic 18
Owner: Gerallt Jones

Oscar - GRP Dinghy
Owner: Richard Hyde

Piec - GRP Skiff
Owners: Pat & Paul Wagstaffe

Rhapsody - 18' Frolic
Owner: John Hustwick

Owner: John McManus, Chesham, Bucks.

Sara 14.2m x 3.5m Ijselaak Dutch Barge. Rivetted steel construction, built as a sailing freight vessel in the 1920s; cabin added in the 1960s and converted to 5.5 ltr Merc Diesel which has now been replaced by with four 10Kw Agni - Lynch Motors, running at 48 volts from an 825 AH bank of traction batteries. Charging is by two Victron Phoenix combi's from a shoreline when available, or from an onboard 13Kw 48V Fischer Panda DC generator.
Owner: John Stevens
Location: Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
Motor installation

Serena - 18' launch built circa 1900 converted from steam to electric power with a 1.5kw Stelco motor in 2005.
Owners: Bill & Veronica Selby

Silent Adventure
16' river launch
powered by a Briggs & Stratton Etek (Lynch) motor and ReLion 26V LiFePo4 batteries
Owner: Nick Goldring

Shiel Water - 38' 6" electric launch
Owners: Terence and Ann Casey

Silver Sail - electric canal narrowboat
Owner: Fraser Brown

Solar powered canoe
Owner: Cedric Lynch

Sparkle - 13' GRP launch powered by a modified 24 volt Minn-Kota
Owner: Barbara Penniall

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Stealth Minor - Minn-Kota powered inflatable
Owner: David Humphreys

Stima - Stelco 700 Deltic electric launch
Owners: Brian & Margaret Pickess

Sunflower 45ft solar-assisted narrow boat


Owners: Trevor & Pam Thorn


Sun Penny - Electric slipper launch
Owners: Celia and Chris Tassell

Unity 69ft x 13' 4" replica traditional Kennet Barge powered by a 30hp lynch motor & 48v batteries charged by solar panels
Owners: Adrian & Nikki Softley (plus Golden Retriever 'Charlie' & Chocolate Lab 'Rolo')

Viking Warrior Built in the Orkneys in 1950 converted to electric in 1996 and currently operating river tours from Pulteney Weir, Bath.
Owner: Dave Suttle

Watt Now - hybrid narrowboat with a 48V 800Ah battery and
1kW solar panels, built 2014
Owner: Rob Tanzer

Wayfarer 42' teak cruiser, built 1905 powered by a Lynch motor with 48V diesel battery charger
Owner: Alex Khot

Whispering Waters open river launch powered by a 24 volt trolling motor
Owner: Gladys Anderson

Vital Spark
- 26' - 6.6 meter 'Fantail' boat Built by Canadian Electric Boat Co, powered by a 4hp Torqeedo
Owners: Tony and Jo Bingham, Marlow, Buckinghamshire.