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

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Framar Boats Future is the past

Welcome to our blog.
Well done if you got here via your smart phone using that QR Code on flyer.
As we have had this boat recognized and registered fully with the national historical ships.
we have now found it in our hearts to return our little ship into to her originality.
As this boat was to aid me and motivate me, and offer me hope to get me away from the 5 years i have been disabled.
Also as my father was advised to early retirement due to illness,
I wanted my dad to experience the life on the waterways.
After last year as passed we have been told by many people that we are brave to take on such a venture,
As keeping a vessel original would be vastly costly.

Here is how the boat looks right now

This is how it used to look

In its history the boat, there are local talks that has sank a few times but was recovered.
This is possible if the Boat is left unattended for about 2 months.
Its normal for the boat to take on water, But its rate is so low that at the moment is not a worry.
Framar is a very sturdy boat a wonderful place for peace and clarity by nature.
We have bonded with this boat! so we want to prevent any chance of this boat becoming at risk with the elements.
And we are now looking for helpers to help maintain and restore this boat or even sponsorship.
When boat is fully restored any helpers or supporters will be welcome to celibate with a party.
And then you will always be welcome aboard for a picnic or a tea/coffee and chin wag.
 The event above is just the start of something that could blossom into something great.