James Taylor Craftmanship

James Taylor Craftmanship
My Story
1900's to 1940's,
JAMES TAYLER. boatyard was Building Boats (yachts, river cruisers ect) for the gentry, Kings and MPs at Chertsey Surrey.
In 1937 he built, Express Cruisers including the FRAMAR LONDON.
We acquired the boat in May 2012 when we were looking for a boat to go up and down the rivers around Boston, Lincoln, Nottingham and
By chance, while we were moored at the Glory Hole in Lincoln, a passer-by noticed us and asked if we realised that we had a very special and very famous boat?
The local newspapers did a story on the boat for us as did BBC Radio Lincolnshire and with the help of the public we soon put together her history including her life as an RAF 'Flying Boat'.

It's fair to say that the Framer was in a pretty poor state when we purchased her. Being a 40ft wooden teak on oak boat with 2 big engines and streamlined hull, this boat was clearly built for speed.

We now believe she was used by MI5/SOE secret service to transport agents to meetings and submarine rendezvous.

With help we would like to renovate the framer and turn her into a floating museum to commemorate the brave men and women who gave and sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Debunking the Debunkers

Friday, 22 February 2013

thankyou for visiting my blog

Badges For sale:
Small Button Badge: 50p each
Large Button Badge: 1 pound each
+ 75p P&P in uk
or postage is free if orders exceed  4 pounds or more.
Please Email your orders to me before paying.
Paypal is the safest way to pay.
  All profits go to keeping Framar serviced and help to fully  restore her.
This boat will then offer all helpers cruising times and picnics and to write a brand new history of us now for them in the future.
As one day this boat will reach 100 years old, and when that happens, the moment will be glorious indeed.