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, 1 April 2016

No Luck so far for Framar

Sorry to have to tell you that so far raising the Framar has been a fail.
To make things even worst there are people who are ready to help raise the boat but unfortunately the boats Insurance is Clearly holding out on any funding support, putting a hold on her recovery.
David Bradford as put everything he had into the Framar as his passion to help the boat makes it to become part of a trust.
So the only way that the Framar can be saved Now is if Funding was offered to cover the cost so the boat can be recovered as soon as possible.
It has been said that the Framar has taken on water many time in her history.
So why there are so many negative people who say that it is it!  If it has been recovered in her past then what makes it different now?
There are lots of people who love the Framar and are willing to help her when she has been recovered, She even has a home offered while she is being restored by the nice people at the Railway Hotel.
By the way their customer care and breakfasts in the morning are outstanding.
Also it will be a great public place to meet and talk about the Framar's future.
 David Bradford shared BBC Radio Lincolnshire's video.
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If you can help us asap then please click on the donate button that's linked to paypal , I will credit people and supporters or businesses  but if you want to be anonymous then let me know in a note.  
Also this notice means things are about to get worst .
The Environment Agency are currently planning to raise water levels on the River Witham to their normal summer levels between the 4th and 8th April.  Notice Details