Model                      :                   Norman Conquest

Cockpit                   :                   Rear modified!

Year                         :                   Unknown

Engine & Fuel       :                   Suzuki petrol outboard

Capacity                 :                   50 hp

Toilet                       :                  

Also has VHF radio, depth sounder and a fish finder.


This boat has had its rear cabin cut off. It then seems to have been abandoned by its owner on the river bank of the Thames near Reading. I was given it by my boss at the time when i was working on his passenger boats. It possibly had sat outside his yard for approx 10yrs or more, but no-one is sure. Ninety percent of all its fittings have gone and its makers plate as well. The remaining wood bulkheads were made of chipboard/veneer and had to be removed as their bottom halves had disappeared, leaving just the windows as original. Progress is very slow as i lack a decent place to work on and have had to move it 3 times. Have now got decent trailer so hope to move it up to west Wales when I return to college as i have an indoor workshop lined up for it so hopefully it will be possible to dry the boat out properly and get her finished. Will try to take photos of progress. Am rebuilding engine that I bought for it at present.