A unique electric cruiser
Built to a John Moxham design with a cathedral hull in sturdy GRP, this boat was built with no expense spared. This is particularly evident in the internal fit out of the cabin area with a decent sized shower and toilet compartment, batteries squirrelled away under the berths but with enough residual space in a lift out locker for bedding storage. The Windrush has all manner of clever joinery enabling owners to spend several days on board at a time. There are cockpits forward and aft with canvas enclosures. As far as we know this is a unique boat and certainly the first we have had for sale at HSC. The hull is navy blue complemented by the white and varnished wood superstructure. Stepping on board she is very stable and ideal for parties of up to six passengers seated in the cabin or in the cockpits and perfect for a cruising couple.
Bossoms is a long established Oxfordshire company based in Binsey at the confluence of the Oxford Canal and the upper Thames. To quote their website : “As traditional Thames river launch builders, we wanted to take the very best of English style and build, and to integrate the very latest engineering technology, in a boat that would give its owners the pride of owning a classic, but with all the utility and comfort of 21st Century design and materials.
We commissioned John R. Moxham, one of the UK’s leading boat designers, to make our vision a reality. The result is stunning – a boat of most elegant character, but with a high volume, highly efficient, low wash hull, optimised for a powerful, reliable and virtually noiseless electric propulsion system (although diesel or hybrid systems can alternatively be specified),
The Bossoms Windrush respects the Thames traditions, and is finished to the highest standard, but look closer and it is a lot more than just another good looking river launch. A subtly broader beam offers stability when boarding, plus exceptionally generous deck room, locker capacity and seating for a boat of its manageable size. The cabin versions include a head with lavatory, shower and hand basin, and small galley (and will sleep two in style and riverboat comfort).”
The batteries are in need of replacement and a larger propulsion unit could be fitted if required depending on one’s chosen cruising area. A forward canopy could be added although there are good tonneau covers both forward and aft as well as a fitted full length winter cover.
Need I say more. Come and see for yourselves at Beale Park boat store by appointment.