Conversations on the Water 1

How to make a million when you are dyslexia. Neville Wright is the owner of Oundle Marina. He purchased from Fairline Yachts when they moved to a new industrial site. In many ways he is an accidental Marina owner as he acquired it to ‘park’ a few million pounds. Mothership Marine has rented a unit […]

Solmate – Customer Review

Navigating in Comfort and Style Solmate, a narrowboat brought to life by the shared passion for water of its owners, Ruth and Iain, is a masterpiece that intertwines functionality, aesthetics, and a dash of their personal story. With Ruth hailing from the USA and Iain from England, their journey began on the open seas, living […]

Wood is good for you

Radio 4 interview I heard an interview on BBC Radio 4 with Professor Miles Richardson from University of Derby talked about the remarkable benefits of being in a ‘woody’ environment. His research sheds light on the physiological changes that occur when individuals interact with wood, highlighting the calming and relaxing effects it has on the […]

Solmate Launch

New Electric Narrowboat Solmate is move to our finishing wharf Mothership Marine builds solar electric narrowboats in Oundle, Northamptonshire. The River Nene runs to the town’s south. Oundle is a beautiful and ancient market town famed for its school and surprisingly for Fairline Yachts. Surprisingly because Fairline build seagoing boats that are sold around the […]

Protecting River Nene’s Swans

Protecting River Nene’s Swans through Electric Boating. The River Nene in England is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the iconic swans. However, water pollution poses significant threats to these majestic birds. Electric boating has emerged as a promising solution to mitigate the dangers faced by the swans on the River Nene. The […]

Wez is back

Solmate brushes with tradition. Friendly and talented Wez has been putting the finishing touches to Solmate. Narrowboat sign writing, also known as canal boat sign painting, is a traditional form of decorative art that has been practiced in England since the 18th century. It involves the use of paint and brush to adorn the exterior […]

Stelvio Maiden Voyage

The River Nene is open and its time for Stelvio’s ‘sea’ trials. Although Stelvio has been on the water safely tied up at Oundle Marina for the past few months she hasn’t been out on the River Nene.  It’s been a very wet winter and the river has been constantly in flood.  If you’re thinking […]

Where it began

A trip down memory river where Mothership Marine had its origins and the realisation comfort and being carbon neutral might be possible with a little tech.

Serious solar

Seroius Solar panels

Solar benchmark Mothership Marine is serious about solar panels. We believe our panels and importantly how they are fixed is the bench mark in the the inland waterways. A very positive attitude to solar panels We aim to generate the majority of the power we need from solar so they better be good. What makes […]