Certificate no 3529
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 1920
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type Unknown
Boilermaker Unknown


Length: Overall
45.00 feet (13.72 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.00 feet (2.74 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)



SPRAY is a motor launch and has worked continuously as a commercial vessel for 98 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 1989 where she is in service every day from April to October. A BMC Commodore diesel engine was removed and replaced with electric drive in 2001. The vessel remains substantially original to her as-built form and layout.

Key dates

  • 1920

    Spray was built

  • 1989

    She was purchased by Avon Boating, (formerly GH Rose & Sons), and moved from the Lake District to Stratford-Upon-Avon

  • 2001

    She was converted to electric drive

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