Historical research and reproduction

Years of research and practical experience have a given us a justifiable reputation as source of sound historical information on traditional wooden inland pleasure and working craft.

We are happy to advise on suitable boats for heritage settings or film work, and can build historically correct re-constructions, always with an eye to their practical use and maintenance in mind.

THE LADY MAYORESS a 42-ft shallop of a type in common use from the 8th to the 18th century

THE ROSE IN JUNE an 18th century Thames Wherry used as a water taxi on the tidal Thames. Lines were taken from an apprentices model dated 1781 found in the Science Museum, London.

Contact: Mark Edwards 020 8948 8270