Ben My Chree

Status: Undergoing renovation - Awaiting refit

Owner: Steven J. Harcourt, Wesley J. Harcourt


Area: USA West Coast

Name "Ben My Chree" means 'Woman of my heart' in Manx. John chose this name as his family hailed from the Isle of Man before emigrating to the US. This name has also adorned the transoms of no less than six ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Enlarged version of Panatela from "Steamboats and Modern Steam Lanuches" Commissioned and fitted out by John York of "York Compound" fame with the very first of his engines. In 1990 steam machinery sold and refitted with antique Hicks 10hp gas engine. Bought by current owner in 2015. Located original boiler in California, and after much detective work located original engine in possession of Kent Lacey Connecticut. After much negotiating, and with the kindness and understanding of Mr. Lacey we were able to purchase original engine, reuniting the original machinery once again. In process of refitting all machinery and returning her to the water


Owner: Paul Smith

Area: UK-Thames

New launch built in the Des Vignes style to suit the historic engine.

Mary Jane

Status: Restoration - resting

Owner: Paul Andrews

Mary Jane was built as a tender in about 1885 by Guy and Sons of Cowes. Unknown whereabouts until fitted out as a steamer by Arthur Fildes, Windermere. Later owned by L.D. Goldsmith. c1972 N.Cole, Sidmouth. c1977 Anthony Jennings, Falmouth. 1987 to John and Roger Quarmby, laid up 1991-2000. Laid up with unnamed West Sussex owner, then acquired by current owner 2006, laid up since.


Status: Fettling needed - resting

Owner: John A. Frampton

Area: UK-South West

Steam plant removed from Bucephalus Steam Bicycle, it was originally designed to power a Steam Canoe. Mounted on a lift-in bearer, and fitted with a new gas firing system. New piping was made up to suit boat installation, and improvements to fittings were made. Construction was started in April 2020, flotation testing, July 2020, and construction completed in April 2021 pending boiler testing, and commissioning.


Status: Active use

Owner: Rod and Shirl Martin

Area: Australia

Choof N Puff

Status: Active use

Owner: Don Parker

Area: Australia

Bought fiberglass hull in 1998 fitted out and launched December 1999 used regularly for outings on Port Hacking , fishing off shore .Has been to Hobart for their wooden boat festival . Steamed on the Murray & Darling rivers and most of the Coastal rivers in NSW.


Status: Active use

Owner: Torsten Björling

Area: Sweden


Status: Active use

Owner: Reece Cobb

Area: New Zealand


Status: Laid Up - resting

Owner: Pauline Camping

Area: UK


Status: Superseded - resting

Owner: Roger C

Area: UK

Heibok No.4

Status: Steaming

Owner: Stichting Calorische Werktuigen


Area: Netherlands


Status: Undergoing restoration

Owner: G.C. Boekweit


Area: Netherlands

Designed and built by Botje, Ensing & Co 1913 (Holland) Sold to J.L. Meerman at Rotterdam. Called Goudvisch (goldfish in old dutch writing) 1917 sold to N.V. Houthandel, v/h Varsseveld & Co. Leerdam 1919 sold to D.C. Weerdt at Dordrecht. 1923 sold to C. Popijus at Dordrecht. renamed Adriana Elisabeth. 1931 sold to Belgium (converted into diesel tug) 1960 sold to brothers Quintelier at Dendermonde. named Remi. 2013 sold to current owner G.C. Boekweit, still in the process of restoring her back to a steamtug.

S.L. James Watt

Status: Active use

Owner: Rod and Shirl Martin

Area: Australia

Que Sera Sera

Status: Active use - resting

Owner: Gordon Potts

Area: UK-North West

Originally bought as a speedboat for transom-mounted outboard. Re-inforced with aluminium box-section subframe to accept steam boiler amidships. Stuart 5A engine mounted in front seating position with high level prop shaft exiting above water line and drive transferred downwards to propeller. Has been trialled briefly on a reservoir and in a sea loch. Covid prevents any further serious enjoyment.

Fire Tiger

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Ken Elliott

Area: UK-Scotland

Designed by Ken Elliott and currently under construction. Completion date a moving target, but at least a year away!

Kelly Maree

Owner: Stuart Lee

Area: New Zealand

SL Iona

Status: Nearing Completion - Not yet completed build

Owner: Stephen S. Weaver

Area: USA