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