This is a very fine boat. It’s built on a very pretty, high quality shell. Outside it’s traditional yet bright. Inside, there are lots of good storage ideas, and the quality of the workmanship is top notch. And it has the latest hybrid technology, offering pretty much silent cruising.
Of course a boat like this doesn’t come cheap. It’s long for a start which always adds cost, and the hybrid system adds several thousand pounds. In total, this boat cost around £180,000. That’s a lot of money, but as Laurence points out, it’s his home and he wouldn’t be able to have a lifestyle like this in a flat.
It’s interesting that with so many Crick boats this year flaunting their modernity, that a really rather traditional looking boat took the top spot in the vote. Perhaps it shows that making the most of the latest technology can be done in a subtle way, while maintaining the traditions of the waterways.