Certificate no 3528
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Launch
Location Stratford-upon-Avon
Vessel type Saloon Launch
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Borwick & Co, Windermere
Built in 1910
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Electric
Boiler type Unknown
Boilermaker Unknown


Length: Overall
45.00 feet (15.00 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.00 feet (2.74 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)


MAYFLOWER is a saloon launch and has worked continuously as a commercial vessel for 107 years. She is one of Borwicks fine passenger vessels, allegedly built in pairs, built to operate on Lake Windermere. She moved to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1990 where she is in service every day from April to October. A BMC Commodore diesel engine was removed and replaced with electric drive in 2000. The vessel remains substantially original to her as-built form and layout.

Key dates

  • 1910

    Mayflower was built

  • 1990

    Purchased by Avon Boating, (formerly GH Rose & Sons), and moved from the Lake District to Stratford-upon-Avon

  • 2000

    Converted to electric drive

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