Grove Ferry River Trips boat

Grove Ferry River Trips - Boat Details

boat on trailer before launch

The boat named "Ellen Mary" a Regatta 23 electric launch,
built by Salters Steamers ready to Launch at Roy's

Boat Description and details:

View over the bow

View over the bow of "Ellen Mary" going upstream

Approximate Measurements:

loaded woth passengers

"Ellen Mary" returning to mooring loaded with passengers

Brief History

"Ellen Mary" was purchased in November 2009 by Grove Ferry River Trips.
She was shown at London Excel boatshow 8th Jan to 17 Jan 2010 and then delivered to Grove Ferry.
"Ellen Mary" entered service 13th March 2010.
Oct 2012 changed 16, 6volt batteries for 24 2volt cells (increasing the AHC to 550 hours) thanks to Ecobat for an efficient and friendly service.
During 2021 annual docking a weed hatch was fitted to allow access to clear the prop without necessity to dry dock.
During closed season 2022/23 extensive electrical work done to update and improve efficiency.

Video of Ellen Mary berthing at the pub

GroveFerryRiverTrips boat

Due to our choice of boat, our environmental policy and aims we are proud to be able to display and support The Green Blue

GroveFerryRiverTrips_TheGreenBlue (14K)

'The Green Blue' the environment programme of the BMF and RYA - promotes sustainable boating across the UK marine leisure sector. From the boat manufacturer to the marina, from sailing clubs and training centres to the boat user out on the water, we make sustainable boating easy and affordable. Through energy efficiency, waste minimisation and pollution prevention, The Green Blue works with boating organisations that are committed to reducing their impact on the environment from their products and services to their day to day operations and working practices'


CCC Licence and terms 2023 to 2028

CCCLicPlate (107K)

Canterbury City Council licenses and plate(awaiting new plate)