Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Ugly boat

At Napton Narrowboats, they're fitting out a number of boats to add to their hire fleet. Among them is this bizarre looking wide beam, destined (I assume) for their French operation.

The photo is a bit too dark to do justice to the weirdness of the shape of this boat, apparently called a Sovereign Class. I'm not a fan of wide beams at the best of times (a Dutch Barge is, to my mind, the only type that looks properly in proportion). This must surely be a condender for the title of ugliest boat.


canal boat hire said...

I like very much that photo.Do you have more like this?

Adam said...

I'm afraid not. However, we're due to be going past again next week, so I'll see what stage this boat is at now.