Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Twin-hulled boat Ailona gives me a surprise on the Oxford Canal

I just had time to whip my camera out as this strange craft approached.

Other than being trailable - the reflectors give that away - I really don't know how to describe it. Catamaran?

Looking up the registration number on Jim Shead's site gives the following information:

AILONA Built by NOT KNOWN - Length 6.02 metres (19 feet 9 inches ) - Beam 2.057 metres (6 feet 9 inches ) - Draft 0.3 metres (1 feet ) Fibre glass hull, power of 9 BHP. Registered with British Waterways number 107840 as a Powered. Last registration recorded on 20-Apr-2012.

I imagine it gets blown around a bit when it's windy, but the one foot draft must be useful.

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