-Cover Girl Betty!

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Cover of Canal Boat magazine, September 2016

As promised earlier, Narrowboat Betty, with its traditional/radical MDBB steelwork is pictured on the cover and receives a full review in the September edition of Canal Boat magazine. Their headline: Glass class.

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.

Do buy a copy and read the full article. There are fabulous photos in the magazine and we have plenty more of her under construction in the gallery. Here are our pictures of the engine fitting.

As a guide — if you wanted a shell just like Betty, you would pay just £36,000 for the steelwork.