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

Sunday, 16 September 2012

News Update about the boat

I can now confirm that both engines in Framar are Parson Engines.
After David Bradford (My Dad) removed some thick paint from a plate revealing the whole truth.
This is great news! meaning we have a genuine Historical boat for sure.
2 whole Parson engines side by side.
We currently have issues with the solenoids  and this is making it hard to venture back to the old Town of Lincoln where the public like to see this glorious boat of historical marvel.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Parsons 6 cylinder vintage engine

Look what we discovered hidden under so paint. The fact that this engine is not a ford engine but a parsons.
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Original boat layout

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Location:Boston uk