Actaeon


Reg 6 & Reg7 (Appx II) Built and fitted out by first owner Maurice Popplestone. Aquired 1993 by Stuart Culling and refitted.


Ada

Status: Steaming

Owner: Alun Jones

Area: UK-South West


New launch fitted out and plant installed by first owner, Simon De Montfort. First steamed 8 April 1985. Acquired 1987. (Boiler formerly fitted in THE JERSEY LILY). New boiler constructed and fitted 2020 to original Lune Valley design of Glyn Lancaster Jones having acquired the tooling and rights by present owner. Hull painted and woodwork revarnished 2020. Formerly called "Myth of Malham".


Adamant

Status: Steaming

Owner: P.E. Martino

Area: UK-Midlands


Two rescued Birmingham 'Day Boat' hulls c 1897 used to form the hull with cabin added in 1988. Modelled on Bridgewater canal tunnel tug Steam plant fitted by previous owner 1989, installation not completed, then named GLADYS. Acquired March 1993. First steamed Easter 1995, steamed each year since. Ref Funnel 88. 1993-96 fitted with 1983 Historic Steam Ltd. (Kew Bridge Steam Museum) 3-drum WTB. Coal fired, 40 sqft hs. Steam drum 10" dia, mud drums 4" dia x 36" long, 114 copper tubes. (Formerly in VICTORIA 1983-93). Previously fitted with 1954 W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. (Gloucester) 4" x 4" sv Single with enclosed crankcase and Meyer expansion valve. Gearbox reverse. Current engine and boiler fitted 2002


Adamy III

Owner: C. Roth

Area: USA


New boat built to owners spec. Steamed about 170 miles during 1999.


Adelaide

Owner: Mats Silvertson

Area: Norway


Hull moulding shipped to Hong Kong by a previous owner but returned to UK untouched. Acquired April 1997 from Mrs. Vic. Green, Ballymena. Machinery fitted by owner, launched Feb 1998. Ref Funnel 96. Sold to present owner Mats Silvertson in November 2011 - Kragero, Near Brevic, Norway


Adelaide

Owner: D.E. Fenstermacher

Area: USA


Originally built by Ronald Crandall, Rochester, N.Y. Purchased May 1996.


Advance/Hissyfit

Owner: T.E. Kane

Area: USA


Hull originally fitted with diesel engine. Fitted with Tim Blackstaffe steam plant when aquired. Current engine found in Cannery in Alaska. Engine reportedly from passenger boat in Sitka when Russia sold Alaska to USA (1867). Possibly in BARANOFF. Converted to screw propulsion in 1871 in Victoria, Canada. ADVANCE was the name of first US arctic explorer's (EK Kane) boat.


Affinity

Owner: R.J. Hopes

Area: UK-Midlands


Former RNLI tender used by crew to row out to lifeboat somewhere in Scotland. Converted to steam by owners 1991-1993. Steamed each year except 1999.


African Queen II

Owner: Maine Maritime Museum

Area: USA


Old hull restored and fitted out as steamer by John T. Fowler and Frank Tuttle. 1965 sold to Carl Linnekin and later donated to museum. Driven aground by Hurricane ‘Carol’.


Agenoria

Owner: W. Stiles

Area: UK-Solent


Building commenced Sept 1995, extracted from building shed and steam first raised May 1999. (Boiler formerly in owner’s MINNOW 1993-5).


Agnes

Owner: M.J. Eddy

Area: UK-Thames


Former River Thames motor hire boat, acquired 1989, refitted and steam plant fitted by owner and first steamed 1990. 2005 in storage with boiler problem. Planned to repair 2006.


Agnes Howarth

Owner: G.B. Taylor

Area: Australia


Old hull restored and steam plant fitted by owner, first steamed 1995. Approx miles steamed; 1997 - 50; 1998 - 30; 1999 - 5.


Ajax



Al Hadir

Owner: Cdr.J.V. Hodgkinson R.N.

Area: UK-South West


Built 1988/89 from a Rupert Latham moulding and hull kit. Launched March 1989. Originally fitted with ‘Swan’ engine and an ‘Illingworth’ boiler from ‘Finch’ built by Raymond Vallings. Re-engined winter of 1990/91 with a Stuart 6A built by owner. Steamed every year since launch. Re-boilered winter of 2003/4 with a VWT boiler similar to ‘Illingworth’ but with coiled generator tubes and a ‘Water Wall’ designed and built by owner. Externally indistinguishable from the original. Taken to France every Summer since 1990 where she has steamed more miles than in U.K. Has only failed to get home under her own steam on one occasion.


Alaska

Owner: Thames Steamers Ltd.

Website: http://www.thames-steamers.co.uk/

Area: UK-Chiltern


New to builders as passenger launch, with 6½" + 6½" x 7" Seeking engine. Nov 1887 to J. H. Salter, Oxford. New boilers 1914 and 1935. Aug 1943 to Jackson Bros. Ltd., London, later Putney Sea Scouts who took out old steam machinery. c1948 to R Horton, Medley, Oxford, hulk used as landing stage. 1974 to P. Freebody & Co., Hurley, hull restored, fresh steam plant fitted, first re-steamed July 1987. Ref: Classic Boat August 1992. Available for charter, phone:- 01628 526346


Albert

Status: Undergoing conservation

Owner: G.S. StJohn

Area: UK-South West


Awaiting full restoration.


Albion

Owner: Alan Dorrington

Area: UK-South West


Stock hull fitted out to owners requirements. Commissioned 2000. Previously known as Mehetabel


Alexandra

Owner: The Boat Museum Trust

Area: UK-West Midlands


Awaiting full restoration and new boiler not yet built.


Aliwal

Owner: J.R.Froud; D.S. Williams

Area: UK-South West


Built for first owner Colin Speers on River Thames. First steamed 18 June 1985. Acquired by owners 1991, after being laid up since 1987.


Allison Marie

Status: Fettling needed - Not yet had time to work on it

Owner: Peter Winebloom

Area: UK-Midlands


Hull acquired 1974 by D. C. Burnage, restored and re-ribbed at Bedford, steam fitted 1975-6, re-launched July 1976. Acquired by T. D. Casey July 1977. Ref Funnel 12. Acquired by V. Norman March 1987. Laid up 1998-9. I acquired Allison Marie from Mr Vic Norman in November 2008. She had been decommissioned as the engine and boiler had been removed and stored in-doors, however, the hull had been left outside at Rencomb Airfield near Cirencester, and therefore as a result of exposure to the elements she had suffered some deterioration. Between late 2012 and mid 2015 Kevin Halcrow of Lakeland Wooden Boats undertook a number of repairs to the hull. These included repairs to the transom top, replacing a 10ft section of shear plank, sections of the gunwhale, various sections of planking, fore and aft sections of garboards on both sides, removal and replacement of front sections of the keel and hog. All seams were raked out below the waterline and re-caulked with cotton and polyurethane sealant whilst seams above the waterline were splined with mahogany. Work has now commenced on fitting the steam plant and extending the prop shaft to suit the engine's new location.


Alys II

Status: Steaming

Owner: Nigel Woodward-Sheath

Area: UK-West Midlands


Completed by previous owner H.J.H. Hanhart, with Clarkson compound engine and Illingworth type WTB, steamed 1983-1996. Acquired 1996 and new steam plant installed. Steamed on average three times a week May to Nov 1996-97. Ref Funnel 94 and 97. Original steam plant now in SAFANNY. Purchased from Dick Bradford by Nigel Woodward-Sheath, Henley in Arden. It is trailered to Stratford on Avon and has participated in the annual River Festivals, which is the first week end in July,


Amaryllis

Owner: W.G.H. Fuller

Area: UK-East Anglia


New boat, hull built as training project, lines from Dixon Kemp’s ‘Naval Architecture’ c1890. First steamed April 1985 with trial steam plant. Ref: Classic Boat, Feb 1990.


Amaryllis

Owner: W.G.H. Fuller

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull design based on owner’s first Amaryllis (qv) due to be launched 2000 (delayed by tragic death of J.A. Ritchie).


Amethyst

Owner: V. Luck

Area: UK-Chiltern


First fitted out as a steamer by Chris Hereward, Cambridge, named PYROSCAPHE III, launched May 1994. Acquired 1997, hull completely refitted, engine rebuilt and plant refitted, new shaft and drive arrangements. Steamed four times 1998. Reg7 (p.16) Plant is designed for easy removal from hull.


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.


AMITY

Status: Active use

Owner: Michael and Susan Cross

Area: USA



Amoret

Owner: C. Every

Area: UK


New launch built for the late Mr. Giles Every, first steamed 1979. Laid up since 1987.


Amphora

Status: Active use

Owner: C. Schaefer

Website: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2HwkGUoSc4kOQwwglVWnxQ

Area: Switzerland


The 'history' is short and started 2015 as a new build in switzerland finished by the end of 2019. The idea was to build a new steamboat based on a previously owned Stuart 5A. The steamboat contains design elements of art nouveau and art deco and the passion of the owner for the novels of the french writer Jules Verne... It was officially registered in Switzerland (Mai 2017) as a steam boat with the sign BL180... Many thanks Ann for being so patient during the building phase and for your interest... Christoph


Amy

Owner: B. McClung

Area: Canada


Former captain’s gig from HMS EGERIA, sold out of service at Victoria, BC, in 1910. Various owners. Acquired 1989 in derelict condition, fully restored by owner and steam plant to be fitted 2000. Engine originally fitted in Herreshoff launch No. 93 MAUDE.


Amy Rose

Owner: C.H. Taylor

Area: UK-East Anglia


Former RAF motor seaplane tender. First fitted as a steamer in 1983. Laid up. Lune Valley boiler to be fitted 2006


Anachronism

Status: Fettling needed - Not yet completed build

Owner: Dr John Knapton

Area: UK-North East


Anachronism was built over many years by former owner John Marrison of Benfleet -on-sea, Essex. Sadly he passed away before fully completing the project though he did manage to launch her under steam before he became ill. I have purchased the boat to fulfil a long term dream to own a steam launch having being interested in boats since my school days. There is still work to do!


Anastasia

Owner: P. Zimmermann

Area: Germany


History Built by S & E L Co. named FROLIC, sent to Norway, returned. On display London Boat Show Jan 1988. July 1988 sold to Ian Taylor, Huddersfield, renamed. Acquired 1991 shipped to Germany. Used extensively since. Photo Owner, Lake Constance, 1998.


And Think of England

Owner: E.T. Inge

Area: UK-Solent



Andante

Owner: W.E. Simmons

Area: UK-South West


Workmanlike design for easy construction and maintainance.


Angela B

Owner: M. Clark

Area: UK-Solent



Angelina

Owner: E.R.C. Hanson

Area: UK-Wales



Anna

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Chris Hayes

Area: UK



Anna Jayne

Status: Steaming

Owner: Nigel & Jayne Thomson

Area: UK


Built by owner as a trailerable launch which can be very occasionally slept on. The Anna in the name is in remembrance of Anna Thomson a very enthusiastic steamboater and photographer.


Annabelle

Status: Steaming

Owner: Richard Knott

Website: http://www.luscombevalleysteam.com

Area: UK-South West


Under construction 2001-2005. Launched Sept 2005


Annesdale Belle

Owner: S. Gray

Area: UK-Chiltern


1989-92 owned on Broads, named SENTINEL, 1993 owned in Devon. Acquired April 1993 by owners and name reverted to original.


Arabella

Owner: H. Moffatt

Area: UK


Engine rebuilt and steam plant fitted by Roger Mallinson for previous owner David Ide. First steamed 1985. Acquired by owner 1990, steamed each year since.


Araminta

Status: Superseded - Sold to proud new owner

Owner: Len Williamson

Area: UK-North West


New launch fitted out by Mr Robin Jones. Hull selected for suitability for use on tidal estuaries of the east coast, first steamed 1994. Engine reconstructed Sam Wilkinson 1990. Sold Oct 2009 to Len Williamson.


Araminta

Status: Steaming

Owner: Bert Kleinbussink

Area: Netherlands


New hull fitted out by Mr. Robin Jones. Hull selected for suitability for use on tidal estuaries of the east coast, first steamed in 1994. Engine reconstructed by Sam Wilkinson in 1990. New VFT 103 boiler fitted in 1999. Sold in Oct 2009 to Len Williamson who retubed her boiler and fitted piston rings to the piston valve amongst other things. Sold in March 2015 to Bert Kleinbussink in Kampen in the Netherlands. New transom hung rudder fitted in 2018


Arethusa

Owner: J.G.;R. Diggelmann;von Kaenel

Area: Switzerland


Boat built & fitted out 1988-90 by Martin Aplin, Bitterne, UK. First steamed May 1991. Sold 1995 to Horst Anders, Hattersheim, Germany. After the death of Horst 2002, acquired by new owners and taken to Switzerland. Hull, engine and pumps completely restored during 2003-2004.


Argo

Owner: G.E. Austin

Area: UK-Midlands



Arieees 5

Owner: R.A. McMillan

Area: UK-West London


New hull, fitted out and plant installed by owner and J.Carter, named ARIES 5. First steamed June 1985. Steamed each year since. Cut in half and lengthened by owner, renamed 1995.


Aries

Owner: S. Lucas

Area: USA



Arlette

Owner: B.W.Smith, P. Smith

Area: UK-Thames


New launch built to suit the vintage Thornycroft engine. The engine is thought to have been a service engine from a Naval vessel which had authentic Thornycroft pattern reversing gear added c1900’s. Speed on Windermere has been measured as 15 mph at 680 rpm with the engine delivering 11 IHP.


Artemis

Owner: Mike Philips

Area: UK-South West


Built for 54 ton yawl ARTEMIS, owned F. L. Pearson 1899 -1904, by Summers , Payne , and Hatcher , the launch and boat building division of S.&P. The original engine is still installed ,but the S.&S. boiler is kept in store and a modern (2009) Glyn Lancaster-Jones Lune valley type is currently used. 2nd owner was Member of Parliament William Nicholson (RYS) until 1939. After the war the "big" Artemis became a house boat and the launch was sold off. The launch Artemis was based for several decades on the Cam at Cambridge until purchased by Mike and Susan Phillips who trailer her to events from their base on the Tamar .


Arthur

Area: UK


New launch and equipment professionaly built by West Coast Maritime for display at 1997 Wooden Boat Show. First steamed 1998, now in regular use on the Menai Straits.


Asphodèle II

Owner: A. Coudurier

Area: France


Construction started by M.R. Coates, Whitby, England. Bare hull with unused machinery acquired 1996. Fitting out completed by J.P. Amy Boatyard, Courchevel. First steamed 1996. Approx miles steamed 1996 - 200; 1997 - 600; 1998 - 300; 1999 - 800.


Asphodel

Owner: Georg Pappas

Area: Austria


Originally a yacht's tender with LIFU horizontal compound engine. Present steam plant fitted 1982, first steamed August 1982, all by David Russell, England. Acquired July 1991.


Auld Reekie

Owner: Bathgate Bros (Marine) Ltd.

Area: UK


Built for MoWT as VIC 27. laid up c1962. 1968 to Sir J. Miller and converted to holiday charter yacht 1969. Acquired by present owners in 1978. Ref: FUNNEL 4. Steamed to Oban 1999.


Aurora

Owner: Dot. Bullough

Area: UK-North West


Originally a Broads motor hire boat with cabin, converted to an open steam launch with a vertical firetube boiler by Derek Brown in the early 1980s and steamed regularly on the Thames until 2003 when she was aquired by Bob and Dot Bullough who steamed her regularly on Windermere. Since Bob's death in 2011 Dot has continued to steam Aurora on Windermere and has taken her to various rallies across the country and to Scotland. In 2013 Aurora was fitted by Roger Mallinson with a small side wheel in conjunction with the tiller which enables Dot to handle Aurora on her own.


Aurora

Owner: N. Donnelly

Area: UK-Solent



Aurora Borealis

Status: Active use

Owner: Al Dunlop

Website: http://aldunlop.com

Area: USA


She has steamed the 400 miles of the Erie Canal, 125 miles of the Rideau Canal, 63 miles for the Champlain Canal (3 times) and numerous other excursions.