Friday, 22 February 2013

Historic Boat Owners at Last!

I've been teasing our blog readers with a few images of our new old boat for a while, not wanting to tempt fate by revealing which boat we had made an offer on, but now, I can say that our new old boat is the 1935 Severn & Canal Carrying Company motor, Willow.

Today, the boat was surveyed by a specialist in historic boats, and he assured us that the hull, rebottomed three years ago, was in good shape, and that in general, the boat was an excellent buy! So, we are going for it!

The boat is in need of a lot of work on the interior but we are very excited to be embarking on our next adventure! We have started a new blog for Willow, at

We can also show some photographs of the boat now we can say what it is....


  1. Congratulations! How exciting.
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  2. Fantastic! I can imagine your excitement. But what are we to call you now? Can you still be The Ducks?

  3. I'm afraid you might always be The Ducks to us. The Willows sounds like a house:-). Great boat though. Very well done.


  4. what a great boat and a great adventure. Nothing quite like that new (old) boat feeling.


    Nev NB Percy

  5. Congrats! I cant wait to see Willow on the Common

  6. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!'s gorgeous!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  7. Congratulations, Willow looks a great boat. Have fun making it your home.

  8. Ooh Amy, it looks gorgeous. How exciting! So glad you've found the boat you wanted. x

  9. Looks fabulous! Very well done, guys. Lyra will feel like she's moved into a mansion!