Canals and rivers are closed

News from the CRT “Following the announcement from the Prime Minister (8.30pm, 23 March 2020) regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel and not to visit their boats if they do not live aboard permanently. As a result, and to help those who live-aboard …

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New Branding for the EBA

For the past 33 years, the logo of the EBA has been the Grebe, which has often caused people to ask whether we are Ornithologists. English Birdwatchers’ Association? We used to explain that the letters GREBE stood for “Generating the Revival of Electric Boats Everywhere”. These are exciting times and they call for a more …

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Nothing new under the sun

It always amuses me as a seasoned electric boat historian when on Facebook or a beautifully designed website, a startup ignorantly claims a “world first” for an innovation in electric boating. 1)The first electric passenger boat with a primary battery was tested by Moritz Herman Jakobi in Saint Petersburg, Imperial Russia as long ago as …

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