More information to follow : Suffice it to say for now that Swanella has been known to us for many years having been sold originally at the famous Henley riverboat auction back in 1998 I think and subsequently sold by HSC to its current owner about 17 years ago. She has since been well maintained and sports her original petrol engine (serviced 2020) as well as two sets of cushions, one for best in burgundy acrylic canvas. The seating is two bench seats plus a table amidships. The many badges attest to the numerous river events attended and to her longstanding membership of the Thames Vintage Boat Club. There are a number of original features and above all this is one of the rare examples of a fully varnished hull.
There is a folding pram hood, a tonneau cover for the cockpit as well as a full length cover in two parts which protects the interior and the varnish. Swanella has overwintered ashore for the past twenty years or more.
The boat is available for viewing on a private mooring close to our West Berkshire boat store.
NB the featured photo shows a pair of upright chairs rather than the actual reversible bench for which we didn't have the cushions at the time of delivery.