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Restoration

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WISE FOLLY 

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Wise Folly

A truley unique one off Gentles Mans Launch 

BOAT NAME: Wise Folly 

BOAT TYPE: Gentlemans Motor Launch 

BOAT LENGTH: 47ft 

BOAT BEAM: 16ft 6ins 

BOAT DRAFT: 1 ft 8ins

BOAT CONSTRUCTION:  Mahogany on Oak

BOAT DESIGNER: John Hart at Ravens Aft Surbiton  

BOAT YEAR: 1915

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RESTORATION

For the last 30 years of Wise Follys 100 + years  she remained laid up, protected awaiting restoration.

In 2017  we were asked to take the boat and restore it so that it might find a new owner.

Happily after her restoration she found loving new owners who use her extensively on the River Thames 

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IN THE MAKING

We extensively re built her replacing her covering boards, coamings, deck and lining all in mahogany with an English oak interior floor. Her engine was replace with a 6kw 72v electric motor and new hydraulic steering by Vetus and enlarged stainless steel rudder for improve manoeuvrability 

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WISE FOLLY  

RESTORED

In the words of those who are most  most important

The Owners  - Haylee & Michael Bowser 

Dennet's Boat Yard were highly recommended to us from several different sources.  

We have been blown away at the personal care and attention they have devoted to the restoration and maintenance of Wise Folly.  Steve has been unfailingly professional in his advice and pragmatic to a fault  No request has been left unanswered. It is evident that this boat yard goes beyond expectations and delivers on its promises.  Costs are always mapped out comprehensively and we have been pleasantly surprised at several jobs coming in under the estimate.  It is plain that for this particular boat yard - restoring boats is more than a job, it is a way of life.

 

Haylee and Michael Bowsher