LOUISA MAY - A well
Loved Narrowboat owned by the Brown Family.
Take the time to visit their excellent website -
ELVIVA - Owned by Povl &
She was built in a small village called Rantzausminde, 3
km. west of Svendborg, on the south of
Funen (Fyn in Danish) island. This boat builder
was famous for strong heavily built boats for Greenland
(travel-boats for doctors) and others who need a strong
boat for use in ice-filled waters, the pilots in
Denmark used them for service in harsh rough waters,
where speedboats would perish.Fishermen
also used this hull for gill net fishing, in both
Kattegat and the North Sea, they were open with a
self draining decks, (above water level) a small wheelhouse and
snug cabin forward, only very few were
used as small cruiser-boats. The main engine for fishing boats
was a 2 cyl. 30 HP Sabb diesels
(Norwegian make) or a 3 cyl. Perkins type 3.152
The foreman of the yard built my boat for private use back in
1972, I am still in contact with him.
Povl also has knowledge on
Bolinder engines and is listed for anyone requiring Help.
John Tapner & Derek Dunn
A Danish Fishing
Boat some 50 Tons and 52ft long.
Hundested Semi-Diesel Hot Bulb Engine.
Lovingly being restored by Marine Enthusiasts.
number, 2470, model: FF/G/L. Year 1975.
This is the second engine of this type the boat has had in her life.
of Lisa Maria in the
Individual Boat Section