Maasnymph

Owner: D. Boutkam

Area: Netherlands


Hull by unknown builder and unkown vintage, fitted out with an 18HP Yanmar diesel engine. Boat acquired in 2012. To be converted to steam with a modified Stuart Turner 6A engine and a vertical centre drum watertube boiler.


Mabinogion

Owner: R.I. Watkins

Area: UK-Chiltern


Thought to have been built as a motor boat tender for tanker SAN GERONIMO. Acquired by Jim Whale, steam plant fitted 1975 named LITTLE GEM. Sold 1978 to Ted Martin, Thames. 1981 sold to Chris Fincken, Kent and used on Royal Military Canal for a time, then layed up in a barn for 15 years. 1999 acquired by Adrian Grimmett and resold to present owners later in year. Being restored and renamed.


Madjac II

Owner: R.W. Beazley

Area: UK-Thames


Second hand hull acquired from Peter Freebody, Hurley, fully restored and steam plant fitted by owner. First steamed 1997, approx miles steamed, 1997 - 50; 1998 - 50.


Maggie B

Owner: R.M.W. Willis

Area: UK-East Anglia


Former transom stern fishing boat hull named TIGRESS acquired Jan 1984 by previous owner, Frank Birchall, restored, counter added, steam plant fitted and steamed on River Fal, Cornwall. Acquired by present owner Dec. 1990 and taken to Broads. Ref: Classic Boat Sept/Oct 1988. Broads No. W578. Boiler in JASON 1967-71.


Magic Dragon

Owner: J. Schofield

Area: UK-Thames


Started 1997 Launched 2010


Magician

Status: Steaming

Owner: Angelo Boglio

Area: Italy


Acquired by first owner Mike Raahauge partly completed from Derek Burnage, Bedford, building completed by owner, at first with a porcupine boiler by John Tilley, 3" x 4" Clinker Boat engine. Fresh steam plant fitted spring 1993. Acqired by Marcus Croone in 1996 for use on Warwickshire Avon. (Engine formerly in BROWNIE 1987-8 and MELISANDE 1985-6). (Boiler in COLUMBINE 1980-88). Aquired by Roger Martin Dec 2008. Intended to fit Steeple engine. Sold to Dr. Angelo Boglio, Quaregna, Italy November 2014 with Porcupine Blr and Steeple Engine as 'kit of parts' - KJS


Mahogany (H)all

Owner: B. Mattsson

Area: Sweden


New boat, entirely fitted out with mahogany and steam plant fitted by first owner Karl Liljedahl. First steamed 1989. Acquired 1997.


Maid of Fairlee

Owner: N.F. Godfrey

Area: UK-Solent


New launch entirely fitted out by owner 1989-90, first steamed Jan 1991, and first steamed on water July 1991. Ref: Funnel 97.


Maid of the Loch

Owner: Loch Lomond Steamship Co.

Website: www.maidoftheloch.co.uk/

Area: UK


Built in pieces and re-erected at Balloch, launched 5th March 1953. New to British Transport Commission, 1957 transferred to Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd. Withdrawn August 1981. Acquired by various owners but allowed to go derelict. The present owners, a registered charity, are fund raising in order to restore her to service in 2001. Contact 01475 639754.


Majucanda

Owner: A.P. Tuthill

Area: UK-Thames


New launch built, fitted out and steam plant fitted by owners. First steamed Oct 1989. Engine & boiler formerly in JAMIE 1969-1978 and MORVEN 1978-1980, then test engine for G.L. Jones’ new hulls to 1988. Not used 2003-2005 while engine rebuilt.


Malcom



Mallard

Status: Active use

Owner: John Reid & Mike Linward

Area: UK-Cambridgeshire


New launch fitted out and plant installed by the first owner K. Cirket and first steamed in 1982. Originally with navy blue hull. Acquired 1985 by Charles Gardner. The interior was relined by Bossoms and a new canopy fitted in 1986. Layed up between 1997-2003. Acquired by John Gibbs in early 1998 and refitted 2003/04. Canopy removed. Acquired by John Reid and Mike Linward in 2007. Extensive repair and modification to the boiler and engine carried out between 2010-2013. New stainless steel, four jet burner bar for the boiler, designed, constructed and fitted during 2016 to improve reliability.


Mandrake

Owner: M.J. Rutland

Area: UK-North East


New launch, ordered by owner’s wife, unbeknown to him, he had planned to built it himself. First steamed June 1988. Originally known as LADY ANGELA.


Manning 2

Owner: N. Roberts

Area: UK


New to Isle of Man Harbour Commissioners, had trials 11 May 1936, named MANNIN. Retired 1972, renamed, then various owners until acquired 1981 by Derek Edisbury for preservation. Kept at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port Ref: Ships Monthly March 1979. Aquired Sept 1996, may be moved to Essex. ON 145309.


Margaret S.

Status: Steaming

Owner: Fred Rosse

Area: USA


We have enjoyed cruising along much of the USA Northeast, from Newport News Virginia to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, although most of the cruising has been on lakes, or on the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers near Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Of course I named the steamer after my Aunt Margaret, a fine woman who was born in 1903 near Rose Bud, South Dakota. She left me enough funds to build the boat when she died in 2005.


Mariamne

Owner: W. Entwistle

Area: UK-West Midlands


Fitted out and plant installed by first owner Denys Drower, Isle of Man. March 1988 to Russell Nicholls, acquired August 1992. Steamed each year since.


Marie Agnes

Owner: P Deberne

Area: France



Marlin

Status: Undergoing renovation

Owner: Alistair Scott

Area: UK-Solent


New launch fitted out by previous owner, Mack Scott with mahogany and pine, plant installed and first steamed May 1985. Steamed each year since. Previously fitted with an original Liquid Fuel Engineering Company (LiFu) compound engine from 1999 for a number of years before reverting back to the Stuart Turner 6A.


Martha

Status: Under Construction

Owner: Lars Hansen

Area: Denmark


The project began in August 2008 where I went to Sweden to visit Bernt Breding and Lars Quist to pick up my new 18 foot glass fiber hull - just the hull I wanted after having seen Pauline (German) owned by Hubert Paulus at the steam boat festival in Vejle, Denmark, in 2006. My father and I drove some 800 km to Forsvik in Sweden, a nice spot at the Göta Canal, to pick up the boat at Bredings workshop. We returned with the valuable load of a future steamboat on the trailer. In August 2015 another trip was made to visit Breding in Forsvik. This time to pick up the pressure part of a new boiler I had purchased for the boat. Other good stuff was included in the deal such as a very nice Mollerups mechanical lubricator to supply cylinder oil for the engine. Currently (March 2017) the project is estimated to be 65% complete.


Mary

Owner: H.R. Griffiths

Area: Australia



Mary Ann

Status: Steaming

Owner: Matthew McGregor

Area: UK-Thames


Plant fitted by builder, (originally with Stuart ‘Cygnet’ built K Moore). First steamed June 1981 on L.& L. Canal. Commissioned by Alan Appleton, 1983 to Mike Crumpton, later Malcolm Proud, acquired late 1989. 1981-82 engine fitted in small launch WREN. 2005 In storage. Has not steamed for 10 years. Purchased by Matthew McGregor (London) in June 2019.


Mary Jane

Owner: Unknown

Area: UK-South West


Fitted out as a steamer by Arthur Fildes, Windermere, with Stuart Turner ‘S’ type engine. Later owned L.D. Goldsmith, c1972 N. Cole, Sidmouth. c1977 Anthony Jennings, Falmouth. 1987 to John and Roger Quarmby, laid up 1991-2000. Acquired March 2000.


Mary McLeod

Owner: P. Dent

Area: UK


Former fishing boat with outboard motor, acquired 1995, stern tube and steam plant formerly in AMAZING GRACE, fitted 1997. Steamed each year since.


Mary Rose

Owner: J.F. Haycock

Area: UK-North West



Mary Rose

Status: Active use

Owner: Steve McClune

Area: New Zealand



Mary Seaver

Owner: J.S. Graham

Area: USA


Previously fitted with Tiny Power "W" engine.


Mascot

Owner: W.H. Ellsworth

Area: USA



Matoaka

Owner: The Rt. Rvd. Herman Hollerith

Area: USA, Virginia


Under construction since 2003. Completed in 2013. “Matoaka” is Pocahontas’ real Native American name meaning “Beautiful flower between two streams”.


May B

Owner: J. Crook

Area: UK-East Anglia


New hull, fitted out and plant fitted by first owner Fred Hodson at Sidcup, first steamed May 1980. c1998 to Brian Evans. Acquired 1999. (1976-8 engine fitted in THEANSA).


Mayflower

Owner: Bristol City Museum

Area: UK-South West


New to Timothy Hadley, towage contractor to Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co. 1874 to Sharpness New Docks & Gloucester & Birmingham Nav. Co. 1948 to BWB. Withdrawn from service 1964. 1967 C.Morgan. c1972 K. T. Donaghy, went derelict, 1981 acquired for preservation, restored 1982-7, first re-steamed Sept 1987. Now on display at Bristol Industrial Museum.


Mazeppa

Status: Steaming

Owner: Adrian Birtles

Area: UK


Built new for present owner.


Medway Queen

Owner: Medway Queen Preservation Society

Website: www.medwayqueen.co.uk/

Area: UK


New to the New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd., withdrawn from service September 1963. 1964 taken to River Medina, Isle of Wight as marina clubhouse. 1984 returned to River Medway in derelict condition.Acquired by present Preservation Society 1987, awaiting restoration. Now at Damhead Creek, Kingsnorth. Contact Noreen Chambers, 01634-252848


Melinda

Owner: R. Graham

Area: UK


Hull built to first owner Alan Brunton’s requirements, plant installed by Ken Moore, first steamed Sept 1981. Acquired 1990’s.


Melisande

Owner: Unknown

Area: UK-North


New launch, commenced 1980 at Todmorden, fitted out and plant installed by first owner David Strong 1985, first steamed July 1986. Acquired 1996, completely rebuilt and refitted by owners 1997. Engine formerly in SCYLLA OF MESSINA, restored by Alan Howarth, Feb. 2000. Thought to have been sold around 2004 - KJS


Melissa

Status: Steaming

Owner: Ian Bucknall

Area: UK South East


Bare hull aquired 2000 and fitted out by former owner Malcolm Gwyn Thomas who refined operation of steam plant and boat during subsequent years. Acquired by present owner in 2015.


Melita

Owner: I.G. Whatley

Area: UK-North West


Fishing boat hull purchased at Blyth Northumberland. Timber keel, Kelsons drafts and rubbing strakes renewed and steam plant fitted by owner, Ian Whatley.


Memry

Owner: L.M. Schetky

Area: USA



Merganser

Owner: P.; Dr.P. Turvey; Turvey

Website: www.steamboating.de/boats/mer-main.html

Area: UK-South West


Built for previous owner Edward Paget-Tomlinson, plant installed by Roger Mallinson, first steamed July 1981. Acquired June1990.


Merlin

Owner: A.E. Neave

Area: UK-South West


New boat, steam plant fitted by owner 1994, formerly in his launch JENNY WREN. First steamed 1994. Approx miles steamed, 1995 - 250; 1996 - 78; 1998 - 50; 1999 - 70.


Merlin

Website: mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/steamboat



Merlin

Owner: P. Livet

Website: www.midship22.blogspot.com

Area: France


Originally fitted with a Stuart Turner petrol engine (R3M 1½ BHP single cylinder). Fitted out as a steamer in 1987 by owner Martin Clarke named WHISPER. Acquired by R.J.Oldenshaw in 1993 and named CHAKO VI. Fresh engine (Cygnet) fitted 1994. Approx miles steamed, 1993 - 72; 1994 - 204; 1995 - 110; 1996 - 150; 1997 - 83;1998 - 95. 2002- 20; 2003- 50; 2004- 50; 2005- restoration. Aquired by Patrice Livet in 2004 and renamed MERLIN. Steam plant refitted in 2005.


Meteorite

Status: Steaming

Owner: M.J. Robinson

Area: UK-Chiltern


All built new and plant installed by builder to first owner Adrian Birtle’s requirements, first steamed SBA Brecon regatta 15 May 1982. Steamed each year since. (SSR 39416). Acquired 1993 by Brian Cooke. Acquired July 1995, steamed each year since. 1982-4 fitted with SLS ‘Slogga’ engine No.2


Michelle

Owner: Mike Bell

Area: UK-South West


Original boat design and concept by Mike Bell with lofting drawings and calculations by Paul Fisher. Sister launch "Etna" built by Roger Heise. Michelle launched 7th September 2017 Bristol


Midship

Owner: T. Febvret

Website: www.midship22.blogspot.com

Area: France


Hull bought in UK, found on Ebay, previously fitted with a Stuart petrol engine. clinkers replaced by Chantier Naval de la Passagère (Brittany, on river Rance). Deck and interior fitted out by owner. Re launched in july 2010


Millenium

Owner: A.M. Webb

Area: UK-East Anglia



Millie

Owner: D. Moore

Area: UK-Midlands


Bare hull acquired January 2000 from John Tilley, fully restored and steam plant installed by owner, for completion April 2000. First year fitted with 2¾" x 2½" sv, SLRG single. See: Funnel 109


Min Deern

Owner: Albert Rodriguez

Area: Germany



Minette

Owner: P. Sennhauser

Area: Switzerland



Minnow

Status: Steaming

Owner: D. Biss

Area: UK-South West


Steam plant removed 1996 & boiler re-used in Agenoria. Purchased Nov 1999 by present owner & original engine re-installed with new boiler.


Mischief (S.C.438)

Status: Steaming

Owner: Tim Hollins

Area: UK-Solent


Built as Admiralty Cutter No.438, appropriated to HMS ESPIÈGLE, then hospital ship HMHS MAINE. With the Maine she was used to support British troops in both the Boer War (Durban & Capetown) and the Boxer Rebellion in China, then based for many years in the Mediterranean. Shortly before war was declared in 1914 the Maine was wrecked on Mull on the west coast of Scotland. S.C. 438 was recovered and sent to Portsmouth Dockyard. She was decommissioned in the 1920s and converted to a motor cruiser. c1974 derelict hull acquired by Dr Roger Stevens, repaired and new steam plant fitted c.1987, though not as original. Acquired by Peter and Tim Hollins 1999. Original design drawings, specification and steam trial records found and cutter restored by owners to original configuration. Engine replaced with one identical to original, at the Maritime Workshop, Gosport. Cutter recommissioned Portsmouth Harbour 2008. Now based at Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


Miss Fire

Owner: R. Coles

Area: UK


Built by Mr Popplestone, then sold to S.Culling. Originally known as ACTAEON Aquired by Nicholas Lancaster as bare hull in 1997 for use on Lancaster Canal. Acquired by Richard Coles in 2006. Refitted to modify the gas container, storage lockers and water tank; stern gland modified to include a more effective stuffing box with more efficient greaser, intermediate bearing added to support the prop shaft. Engine turned through 180degrees to make more secure mounting to propshaft with a flexible coupling. Other engine components moved for ease of operation. Steamed in 2019.


Missfire

Status: Fettling needed

Owner: Mark Williams

Area: UK-Cambridgeshire


Built by Borwick Boats of Bowness-on-Windermere in 1955 for the Bowness Bay Marina Boat Hire, as a clinker built wooden hull on frames, it was fitted with an inboard Stuart 2-stroke petrol engine made by Mike Smith of Fleetwood. As "Boat No 5" of their hire fleet, it doubtless served them well as it remained with them until 1996. Purchased in 1996 by a Lake Warden (John Wood, 1936-2014) on Windermere, she was renamed "Swan Song" and used as "Ferry Tender No 1936" by him, with the original engine used until an outboard was fitted (presumably when the original expired), until 2001. Nick Lancaster of Fleetwood then acquired her and embarked on a full refurbishment of the hull, including the addition of striped mahogany topsides, and conversion to steam power by removing the original engine and fitting the current steam boiler and engine. Renamed by Nick as "Missfire", unfortunate health issues intervened and two friends, Roger Squires and Jim Booth, acquired her in 2016 to complete final finishing work. They did so in April 2017, when "Missfire" was tested/approved by C J Davies of the SBA; accompanied by Nick, "Missfire" was successfully returned to water in August 2017 at Lake Coniston. This revealed that some fettling was needed to the drive coupling arrangement, but loss of storage meant that time was against them. Hence, a new custodian was sought and she was acquired by Mark Williams in September 2017, with whom she now resides in Buckden, Cambridgeshire. Fettling over the winter should see her take to the River Great Ouse come spring in 2018.


Missiseipi

Status: Undergoing renovation

Owner: Edvind Wold

Website: www.missiseipi.com

Area: Norway



Misty

Owner: M. Hall

Area: New Zealand


New hull fitted out by owner. First steamed 1997.


Modestine

Owner: D.I. Wanklyn

Area: Canada


Built to owners design, displacement 700 lbs. Fresh engine fitted 1996.


Mojo

Status: Steaming

Owner: Martin Cliffe

Area: UK



Momad

Owner: S. Russell

Area: UK



Monarch

Owner: R.G. Murray

Area: UK-North West


Built at a 70' steamer for builder’s own fleet. At first fired with a VTC engine and RT boiler, 1925 converted motor with Bolinder semi-diesel. 1992 restored to steam by B. Herbert, hull shortened by 10' to fit Yorkshire canal system. Acquired April 1995.


Monarch

Status: Steaming

Owner: Noel Donnelly

Website: www.paddlers31.freeserve.co.uk/monarch/index.htm

Area: UK-South East


Intended as river bus on River Stour. First owner Brian Waters. Aquired 2007 by Matthew O’Crowley and Ian Rees. Based at Cowes, IoW. Sold to Morwellham Quay 2010. Sold to N Donnelly 2012. Now running on the River Frome in Dorset. Based at Wareham.


Moondance

Status: Steaming

Owner: John Whittaker

Area: UK-South West



Morning Star

Owner: Lord Strathcona & Mountroyal

Area: UK-South West


Complete stem-to-stern professional re-build/restoration 1995 by Historic Steam at Kew Bridge Steam Museum.


Mosquito

Owner: J.M. Blackburn

Area: UK-North West


New launch, entirely designed and built and machinery fitted by owner. First steamed 1988, with the name ELFIN, later renamed.


Move

Owner: H. Von Felbert

Area: Switzerland



Mudlark

Owner: the late D.J. Harding

Area: UK-West Midlands


‘Fisherboat’ double ended fishing boat hull, fitted out and plant installed by owner and Jim Calder. First steamed 1976. Steamed most years since. Engine formerly in Leeds & Liverpool Canal launch DART, much rebuilt.


Myf

Owner: B. Scott

Area: Canada



Myra

Owner: Ramsgate Harbour Museum Trust

Area: Europe


Designed by J. E. Wilkins, new to W. H. Mackenzie, converted motor 1920. Acquired Oct 1977, restored and new plant fitted by Peter Darby 1979. Reputed to have been displayed at Paris Marine Exhibition 1903-4. Acquired July 1999. Ref: Funnel 15. 1893-1920 fitted with Mumford 30 IHP comp. (1979-1990 fitted with a 3 drum WTB). Reported to be at Goodchilds Marina, Burgh Castle, Norfolk in 2006.


Myth of Malham

Status: Steaming

Owner: Alun Jones

Area: UK-South West


New launch fitted out and plant installed by first owner, Simon De Montfort. First steamed 8 April 1985. Acquired 1987. (Boiler formerly fitted in THE JERSEY LILY)


Mythical Maid

Status: No longer a Steamer - Converted to Electric

Owner: P. Sutcliffe

Area: UK-Thames


On River Thames most of life, fitted out as a steamer 1960’s owned S.W. Brown, Newbury. 1986-7 owned M. Bristow, Tetbury. Acquired 1987, re-fitted. Steamed each year since.