I’m Tim Knox, Mothership Marine’s Founder. I am a family man with a passion for the water. Unfortunately this passion is not altogether shared by my family.

Over the years I’ve tried to get more water time with my family. We’ve had some interesting trips e.g. a raft trip down the Hawkesbury and a canoe trip down the Murray. But as the children get older their “social commitments” seem to take precedence. And then there’s my wife, she’s lovely and likes a little comfort and I think she deserves it.

It’s a common story but one that is difficult to resolve and that is why I went to Andy Dovell with the idea of the MotherShip. A boat designed for mothers to be used all year round. A boat that is comfortable, very stable and has enough toys on it to keep the children and their guests occupied.

I like sails but my wife doesn’t so going for the eco option of solar powered electric motors with a back up diesel is a great compromise. It’s quiet, green and easy on the pocket. And that is something every family man appreciates these days.