This racing boat is reputed to be the third oldest power boat in the world , built in 1905. It has a 25 foot wooden hull and was bought two years ago at the Henley Traditional Boat Show by her current owner. When he bought her she was a complete wreck and needed a full body and mechanical restoration. Boat builders worked on the hull and Tim Walker Restorations were given the exciting challenge of restoring and developing the engine to full show standard.
Internally the rebuild is to normal restoration standards, but externally it is a different matter entireley. Every fastener has been finished in stainless steel and all external components are either polished stainless steel or polished alloy. The owner has had special hatches made so that the engine can be viewed in all its glory.
For her first public outing, Fixitor starred in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee boat pageant, and even featured in Hello! magazine.
Now she is complete she lives on the Thames and used for lots of grand occasions!
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