This is a very accomplished boat, as you might expect for a firm carrying such a well-known name. The fitout is attractive and good quality, the shell is from a big name builder, and the engineering is all sound. The boat was priced at £130,000 which is the sort of figure you’d expect to pay for a boat like this right now. It’s perhaps not surprising, then, that it was sold shortly after it was finished.
But perhaps what’s even more gratifying than the boat itself is what it represents. It’s a boat which in some ways shows a different way of doing things (it’s taken quite a long time to build, as staff have worked on it in between other jobs). But it’s also a boat which continues the Norton Canes name, and continues the tradition of boat building at Glascote Basin. It’s good to see the name and the location continue to thrive — especially with the prospect of even more to come in the future. This boat might just be the start of a fine new era for Norton Canes at Glascote Basin.