EMMA c1910 Thames Double Rowing Skiff
Price : SOLD
Length Overall (LOA): 22' 4" Beam: 4' 1"
Construction: Mahogany construction
Condition: Very Good Condition
Restored: mid-1980's by Mark Edwards of Richmond
Emma is a superb double rowing skiff complete with two sets of oars, trailer and two mooring pins, small anchor and usefully with two lock keys. The oars have leathers intact and are in VGC with no signs of damage to the blades.
There are two sets of cushions in green with gold edging for forward and aft seating. She can accommodate 5 to 6 people. Under the thwarts amidships are very nice draws for storage. Supplied with Red Ensign and TTBS pennant.
She was constructed by G. Williams Boatbuilder of Kew somewhere around 1910. She has original builders plate as well as plates from Henley Traditional Boat Festival from the 1980's.
A very nice boat for family outings and quiet musings on the river.
"And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!"
"By it and with it and on it and in it," said the Rat. "It's brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It's my world, and I don't want any other. What it hasn't got is not worth having, and what it doesn't know is not worth knowing. Lord! the times we've had together! Whether in winter or summer, spring or autumn, it's always got its fun and its excitements. When the floods are on in February, and my cellars and basement are brimming with drink that's no good to me, and the brown water runs by my best bedroom window; or again when it all drops away and shows patches of mud that smells like plum-cake, and the rushes and weed clog the channels, and I can potter about dry shod over most of the bed of it and find fresh food to eat, and things careless people have dropped out of boats!"
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.