Celandine is a 17ft a junk rigged cruising dinghy with a 1KW Epropulsion outboard motor, two 1260W Lithium batteries and two or three 90W solar panels for extended river and canal cruising.
Malaya was launched May 1926, by boatbuilder H. C. Banham at Cambridge as a custom designed 4/6-berth canal and river cruiser for Hugh Poths, a retired rubber plantation manager who had the teak for building the boat transported from Malaya. Extensively restored between 2012 & 2018, it’s now powered by a 15kW motor from a total of 260Ah 72V batteries. Believed to be the oldest surviving leisure narrowboat in the world.
Old Nick is a 58.5ft electric serial hybrid narrowboat. Built by Ortomarine and launched in December 2020, Old Nick was the first U.K. narrowboat to fit the new Vetus E-Line electric engine.
Fizz – 18ft 7in x 6ft 3in launch. Built 1989 by Waterfront Marine Bangor Owner: John Murch
Volta is a 1930 Elco (Electric Launch Company, Inc. established 1893), 27-foot Marinette. She was converted to electric in 2015, coincidentally with a motor made by the current incarnation of Elco. In 2019, her 6 AGM batteries were converted to LIthium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), doubling her range and decreasing her weight. She now has 6 hours of range in moderate conditions at about 5 knots.
Bobbles is a low and pretty 6 metre sailing yacht owned by Robert Harris. She has a Lateen rig on a pivoting aluminium mast. As a back-up she is powered by twin 24V Minn Kota Riptide outboard. In 2023 Robert intends to voyage in Bobbles, downstream on the River Elbe from Prague to Hamburg
Adelaide – 27′ Edwardian style launch
Owners: David and Maureen Bissett-Powell
Ampère – 57’6” Electric, BCN Tug-style narrowboat
Owners: Malcolm & Barbara Bridge
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
Corvelia solar powered 12′ clinker dinghy
Owner: Mike Manisty
6 metre Cobra Rib
Torqeedo Deep Blue 80hp system with BMW i3 battery
Owners: Jamie and Vicky Marley
Oscar – GRP Dinghy
Owner: Richard Hyde
Piec – GRP Skiff
Owners: Pat & Paul Wagstaffe
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
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 Taylo
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.
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 Brenna
Howbery Spark – 22′ Stelco day boat (circa 1998) Owner: Howbery Park Boat Club, Wallingford
Lady Emma – 25′ motor canoe, built 1926.
Owner: Simon McMurtrie
Lady Charlotte – Gentleman’s launch, built 1914.
Owner: Simon McMurtrie
Indian Summer II – 25′ electric canoe
Owner: Chris Taylo
Lady Lena 1890 Gentleman’s launch – the oldest electric boat in existence. Owners: Helen & Jenkyn Knill. Location: Kennet & Avon canal, Bath
Mary Anne – built by Woottons of Cookham Dean
Owner: Greg Jones
Moth – Frolic 18
Owner: Gerallt Jone
Ωhm From Home – Frolic 21
Owner: Mark Duffield
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
Serena – 18′ launch built circa 1900 converted from steam to electric power with a 1.5kw Stelco motor in 2005.
Owners: Bill & Veronica Selby
Shiel Water – 38′ 6″ electric launch
Owners: Terence and Ann Casey
Silent Adventure 16′ river launch
powered by a Briggs & Stratton Etek (Lynch) motor and ReLion 26V LiFePo4 batteries
Owner: Nick Goldring
Silver Sail – electric canal narrowboat
Owner: Fraser Brown
Elizabeth Anne 16ft home built slipper
Owner: Alan Smith, Windermere, Cumbria
Solar powered canoe
Owner: Cedric Lynch
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
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
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.
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
Annie 27′ solar powered launch
Owners: Les & Elaine Fidler