Narrowboat Betty, with its
steelwork is pictured on the cover and receives a full review in the September edition of
Canal Boat magazine.
Inside there is a seven page (p.28) article giving an extensive review of both the exterior and the interior, with its Jim Birch fitout.
A quote from the article:
The shell is by Mel Davis, known for his handsome and elegant steelwork.
…and another one:
The shell provides plenty to admire. The bow is exceptionally pretty, and the top bends have a lovely seamless curve into the stem post.
As a guide — if you wanted a shell just like Betty, you would pay just £36,000 for the steelwork.