Amethyst

Status: Active use

Owner: Cheryl and Dave Coates

Area: UK-North


Hull built in 2014. Loosely based on a Leeds & Liverpool Steam Tug No 57. Got the idea after having a trip on 'Whistle down the wind' with Geoff & Sue Laycock. Engine bought from a SBA member. Fitted out in Lancashire and sailed to home moorings, in West Yorkshire, in August 2017.


Kathleen

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Neil Harwin

Area: UK-Midlands



Céomé

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Mike & Liz Bell

Area: UK-South West


Previous Owner: H.R. Mothersole. (SBA member) Area: Suffolk Stour (UK). HULL Canoe Built 1921 by Hobbs & Son at Henley-on-Thames. Fit-out by Harry Chapman. LOA: 29' 6", Beam: 4' 6", Draft: 2' 6". Double-skin mahogany Canoe bow and stern,varnished canvas canopy with side curtains, 8 seats, wheel steering. ENGINE Compound, 2½" + 5" x 4". Built c1890 by A.G. Mumford Ltd. at Colchester. Valve(s): sv, Gear: SLRG. On 4 turned columns. Due to be fitted 2000. BOILER Locomotive type. Built 1999 by Franklin & Bell at Gloucester. Side fired. Due to be fitted 2000. PROP 3 blades, 16" x 30". HISTORY Originally a petrol engine canoe with Kitchen Rudder. Acquired by Oliver Cock 1976 and plant fitted. First steamed 1980. Steamed each year. Acquired May 1993, W. Zeuner. Acquired 1997, complete rebuild and fresh steam plant fitted. with a 6a and a Antony Bever Copper water tube boiler(Engine formerly fitted in SUNBEAM 1988-1998 and MINETTE 1960's - 1983). Under restoration from 2004 to 2017. Engine is now planned to be a triple expansion 2½" + 3½" + 5" x 3" from an original design by Gordon Cheapen acquired by Hugh Mothersole and the prototype completed by Sam Wilkinson. December 2017 Mike Bell acquired refurbished Hull (2005), new boiler,(2000) New engine (2004) and new trailer (2005)to fit out


Etna

Status: Steaming

Owner: Roger Heise

Website: http://www.sl-vesuvius.co.uk/Vesuvius/Project_Etna.html

Area: UK-North West


Built new between 2013 and 2016, shaken down and fully commissioned in early 2017. Construction planned and monitored by owner. Owner installed the mechanicals, plumbing and electrical systems. Hull designed to fit the LIFU style boiler and LIFU engine, to provide maximum buoyancy in the stern and to minimise tendency to roll when passengers move about. The layout permits easy access between foredeck ( for bows-on berthing ) and the main passenger compartment. 'Etna' has been designed for low-hassle steaming into the sunset of old age. She is oil fired for convenience and cleanliness, with an electric central-heating-type burner. Boiler pressure and water level control are automated. She is equipped with hydraulic steering and an autohelm. The onboard electrical system ( automotive alternator driven 1:4.5 from prop shaft / 220AH traction batteries ) permits operation without shore power for recharging her batteries.


Shamrock

Status: Steaming

Owner: The Shamrock Trust

Website: https://www.shamrocktrustuk.org/

Area: UK-North


Built by Shepherds of Bowness 1906. Originally fitted with a Sisson Triple. Owned by W. Birtwistle until 1929, C. Ashley 1930-4. Converted to motor 1948, used by Bowness Bay Boating Co. for tripping. Acquired, derelict Nov 1976, restored and new plant fitted by Roger Mallinson 1978-9. Engine built in 2001 by Roger Mallinson. The boiler came from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway River Irt, and was shortened and converted to side firing. After Shamrock was badly damaged in the floods of 2009, The Shamrock Trust was formed to raise funds for repairs. She was again damaged in the floods of 2015, and repaired under insurance. Shamrock is a member of the National Historic Fleet, certificate no 65. She is formally owned by the Trust, but continues to operate under the management of Roger Mallinson.


Lady Paula

Status: Undergoing renovation

Owner: Tony Anderson

Area: UK South East


Fitted out 1986-1987 by Don Harmer, Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, W. Sussex for first owner Angus Mackintosh. Acquired at SBA AGM Stratford-on-Avon, Feb 1989, by Peter Shirtcliffe, used on River Great Ouse, c1996 sold to David Seaman. Sold to present owner August 2017. To be used on Basingstoke Canal at Odeham


Senta

Status: Active use

Owner: Roger Calvert

Website: https://www.rogercalvert.me.uk

Area: UK-North


Hull adapted and plant fitted by Dr. Geoffrey Calvert in 1976. First steamed at the SBA Thames cruise, Radcot, August 1976. Steamed each year (except 1987) since. Multitudinous modifications by the owner over the years, most of which turned out to be improvements


Saumarez V

Owner: Malcolm Davies

Website: http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/steamboat

Area: UK-South West


Bare hull completely fitted out and plant installed by first owner Sam Wilkinson. First steamed at SBA Thames Cruise Aug 1973. 1973-82 fitted with V centre drum WTB and 1982-96 a 2 drum WTB. Bought by Bill Findlay 1996 completely re-fitted and steamed on the Basingstoke canal. Acquired July 2000 by present owner and is now steaming on the river Tamar, Cornwall. . Ref: Funnel 10 and 11, and Classic Boat March 1991.


Esj-wa-aasjan

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Martin Sluimer

Area: Netherlands



Bramble

Status: Steaming

Owner: Iain and Rebecca Jubb

Area: UK-Midlands


Hull restored and plant fitted by L. D. Goldsmith in 1960’s. 1981 to J. Pownall, reconditioned by Tom Trevethick, Nottingham. Acquired 1990. Formerly fitted with a Merryweather B boiler. Acquired by Iain & Rebecca in April 2022


Brahminy

Status: Active use

Owner: Roger Fryer

Website: http://Northqueenslandplants.com

Area: Australia


Boat built in 2014-2015 by owner in Queensland, Australia, engine designed and built by his brother-in-law in Essex, England. Boat sails regularly on Lake Tinnaroo on the Atherton Tableland, providing there is enough water!! Modified by including a superheater and feed water heater in 2018. Engine oiler changed to condensing oiler in 2019 due to problems with the initial small pump. Auxilary engine is a 1975 Seagull long leg outboard.


Isambard

Status: Steaming

Owner: Ian Richards

Area: UK-South West



Woodbine

Status: Steaming

Owner: Joël Druel

Area: France


Built and fitted out by first owner Geoff Thurston as WOODBINE for use on the River Lee. Design based on Weston Farmer’s "Feeble" published in ‘The Rudder’ Dec 1943 in the USA. Originally fitted with Stuart Turner 5A engine. First steamed 1990. About 17 hulls were taken from the mould before it was decommissioned. Featured in Classic Boat magazine, August 1991, pp55-57. 1993 sold to Thomas Fraser, Leicester, renamed CEFLEX. Later owned by Frank Dell, Barnet and name reverted to original. Oct 1997 to Bob Shearer. Nov 2000 to Mike Tester. 2005 to TJ.Cornelius. Feb 2008 to Joël Druel, France. Since 2008, Woodbine has totaled 880h and traveled 3122km


Zara Finn

Status: Steaming

Owner: Kevin & Gillie Slater

Website: http://www.manorfarmengineering.co.uk

Area: UK-South West


New boat 1990: fitted out and steam plant installed by original owner Ken Dawson. First steamed 1990. Sold to present owners May 2010. Hull re-sprayed from white to blue in 2012. Boiler re-tubed by Steamwell Boilers of Chew Stoke in Spring 2014. Hull repainted and woodwork revarnished March 2018


Susan E

Status: Active use - Converted to Electric

Owner: Alan Keef

Area: UK


This rivetted aluminium vessel is believed to have been a ships lifeboat. The conversion to a steam launch was undertaken by the owner over a period 2009 to 2013. It is fitted with a Merryweather boiler and Stuart Turner S type engine driving an alternator to charge the batteries that in turn power a Ray 4hp outboard motor.


Martha

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Lars Hansen

Area: Denmark


The project began in August 2008 where I went to Sweden to visit Bernt Breding and Lars Quist to pick up my new 18 foot glass fiber hull - just the hull I wanted after having seen Pauline (German) owned by Hubert Paulus at the steam boat festival in Vejle, Denmark, in 2006. My father and I drove some 800 km to Forsvik in Sweden, a nice spot at the Göta Canal, to pick up the boat at Bredings workshop. We returned with the valuable load of a future steamboat on the trailer. In August 2015 another trip was made to visit Breding in Forsvik. This time to pick up the pressure part of a new boiler I had purchased for the boat. Other good stuff was included in the deal such as a very nice Mollerups mechanical lubricator to supply cylinder oil for the engine. Currently (2022) the project is estimated to be 75% complete.


Maid of Scrap

Status: Under Construction

Area: UK-North West



Merganser

Status: Awaiting new boiler - Awaiting refit

Owner: Peter Turvey

Area: UK-South West


Built for previous owner Edward Paget-Tomlinson, plant installed by Roger Mallinson, first steamed July 1981. Acquired June1990. Laid up since summer 2009 awaiting reboilering.


Columbine

Status: Active use

Owner: Mr & Mrs Chris & Tsitsi Adamson

Area: UK-North


Former Admiralty 23' cutter hull, 1960’s Broads motor hire boat, restored to steam and saloon fitted 1980 by C. Fairbrother with compound engine and Goodhand VFT boiler. Acquired 1984, removed to Windermere, fresh plant fitted by owner 1988. Steamed all year round since 1984. (Formerly fitted with DesVignes twin ex YVETTE).


Amoret

Status: Undergoing restoration

Owner: Gerard Downes

Area: UK-Solent


New launch built for the late Mr. Giles Every, first steamed 1979. Laid up since 1987. Acquired in December 2021 by Gerard Downes and moved to Beaulieu where she is undergoing refit.