A ringnetter on the iPlayer

It’s well worth watching. What a wonderful part of the world… For more on ringnetters and the Shemaron, click here.

Grand Tours with Shemaron and BBC

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You’re invited to attend the Boat Building Academy student launch, 4th December

To see the boats the students are building, click here.

 

To see the boats the students are building, click here.

What is the story of this 1937 Liverpool-built towing boat please?

 

Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis has this new motor launch restoration project to work on this winter, and would very much like to know more about it, if anyone can help.

He knows that the launch and was built as a towing boat in Liverpool in 1937, and has a builders plate of  Burton and Fawcett, Liverpool.
It is carvel built with battens inside every seam. Unusually, the steamed ribs are in contact the battens, not the carvel planks.

The boat was Henry, but is is now named Clarence and has spent some time around Norfolk.

If you know anything about this boat and its type and can help Marcus, contact him directly or write to me at gmatkin@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message on.