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 April 2016

Debunking Framar's past to enlighten the **mis-understood**

The Framar is named after FRAnk MARshall. 
And it's doing the research based that started when we found her reviewed in a 1937 motor boat magazine, That publication may have made a typo in his name and put B and not P.

If you click on the following link you will find the rest of the story from that article.

If you compare that information with the sent information below, it shows you how the B and P typo may have been misleading for years.

I wanted to tell you this information so that you know that her historical information isn't made up at all.

Here is link to a radio interview that sparked the public to call in regarding her past owners and their memories around the Framar.
I created and edited the video with the radio in the background.

Hope this information helps you understand that we are not following any false claims.
Also the Framar was published in last years Martime world wide magazine that was apparently founded by Baden Powell himself.

Originally the scouts council had debunked that Powell never had any involvement in boats.
But the magazine re connected them dots and published her story and assured us he did.

Now you know why we want to save and share this boat.