Previous names

  • Lakeland Lady
  • Silver Gleam
Certificate no 3531
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
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 1933
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Electric
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
33.20 feet (10.12 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.90 feet (2.41 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)



Built in 1933, LILY has worked continuously as a commercial vessel for 84 years. She is one of Borwicks prolific output of passenger vessels built to operate on Lake Windermere. She moved to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1989 where she is in service regularly from April to October.  In 1989 she was purchased by Avon Boating, (formerly GH Rose & Sons), from Bristol and moved to Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 2016 she underwent various work including steam bent timbers replaced aft of midships, several planks replaced and her keel re-enforced to strengthen the hull.  In 2017 she was converted to electric drive and a new cabin was re-constructed from the vessel’s original blueprints.


Key dates

  • 1933

    Vessel built at Bowness, Lake Windermere

  • 1989

    Vessel purchased by Avon Boating, (formerly GH Rose & Sons), and moved from Bristol to Stratford-upon-Avon



  • 2017

    Vessel converted to electric drive and new cabin re-constructed form vessel's original blueprints



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