Metric units


Status: Active use

Owner: Roger Martin

Area: UK-Scotland


Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Frolic 21
Built 1993 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
Fit out 1994 by Alan Howarth at Preston
LOA: 21' 0", LWL: 18' 3", Beam: 5' 6",
White with blue stripes, varnished mahogany deck and interior, 2 wheel steering, Canopy and side curtains. New dodger made and front curtains changed to be vertical 2016 Clear sections in curtains replaced 2017 Engine and boiler removed, hull turned upside down to clean and repaint - lockdown project!


Built 2001 by H. Holt at Hull
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi, Grate area: 11 sqft,
16" dia Steel barrel. 72 X 5/8" dia Steel tubes. Welded steel drum and tubes construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, feed water heater, Windermere kettle, whistle,
Totally stripped for inspection and rebuilt 2014/2015 stripped and refurbished 2018 New external feed water preheater fitted 2019


Twin. 2 1/4" + 2 1/4" X 3"
Built 2004 by Alan Howarth at Preston
Design: Twin by: Phil Moore
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Stripped and rebuilt by owner 2014/15


Bronze, 4 blades, 16" X 30"
Shaft: 1" SS
New propshaft nylon bearings fitted to replace old worn ones.


Originally named Lady Marguerita. New boat, designed and entirely fitted out and steam plant installed by owner, Alan Howarth. First steamed 1995 and steamed each year since. Originally fitted with a 1994 Reeves Commander (modified) engine 2" + 2" x 2½", 2 ftc, 2 cbs, 500 rpm, sv, SLRG with 3 blade, 15" x 26" propeller. Replaced 2003. Originally fitted with coal fired VFT built by Alan Howarth at Preston in 1994-95. 150 psi. Shell 16" dia x 31" high, all copper, silver soldered, SS superheater, W.kettle, twin cyl Weir type fp. Replaced 2002. 2011, sold to Stuart Russell. August 2014, sold to R Martin and renamed Bunnahabhain in April 2015. 2017 - Formed part of flotilla accompanying the Queen's 'royal barge' along with Silkie and Vesuvius when she opened new section of Forth & Clyde canal from Kelpies to the Carron river. Also spent week on Lago Maggore in Italy with Magician and Vesuvius. 2018 Appeared on BBC TV 'Grand Tours of Scottish Lochs' on Loch Awe - view result on

Added to the register: 2015.05.15. Last Modified: 2021.03.19.

Loch Katrine Sept 2015


Loch Katrine beach party 2018

Loch Ard June 2015

Loch Katrine June 2015

Loch Katrine June 2015

Loch Ard July 2015

Forth Clyde Canal at the Kelpies 2017

Lago Maggiore Oct 2017

New feed water heater cylinder on left of boiler 2019

Cleaning hull before repainting 2020