Built in 1938 by Saunders Roe of Cowes, Isle of Wight, a motor cruiser of timber carvel construction and a diesel engine by Standard Motor Company, installed in 1952. BETSIE-JANE was commissioned by Lord Ebbisham in 1938. During World II she made two crossings to Dunkirk to assist the evacuations, her powerful engines enabling her to tow other vessels. The hull is virtually all original and there are many original fittings and cabinet work. Uffa Fox referred to her as "the finest example of the round bilge day cruiser we shall find".
Classic Boat: Saving Betsie Jane, February 2013
Built by Saunders Roe of Cowes Isle of Wight
Took part in the Dunkirk evacuations
Puirchased by retired boatbuilder as restoration project
Purchased and moved to Greenway Marine, London
Restoration continuing between charters and day trips- should be completed by end of year
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