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

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Will Framar Be saved? Only time will tell

Today is thee Day the people who helped save the Framar from the Depths  of River Withem.
The people that are coming to save the day are in fact the Old Green Goddesses.
Famous for their unique way of problem solving whilst being professional and having high regards to public safety.

The recovery will be over looked by a Chief of the Fire brigade to ensure no one will be risking there lives during this important recovery.
This was announced on the April the 1st, So people thought it was an april fools day joke.
They were so wrong.
It is the highest of importance  that the Framar is to be floating before the next day or the river will be made to rise and this would add even more problems that could cause the framar to to be lost forever.

Photo Taken By Jackie Carter