Narrowboat Betty, with its
steelwork is pictured on the cover and receives a full review in the September edition of
Canal Boat magazine.
NB Betty receives some press coverage in August's waterways magazines.
She has a brief review in Canal Boat magazine:
Surely the most eye‐catching boat at the show.
The shell is by Mel Davis and looks fantastic, with fine shapes and smooth finishes.
The 5–paragraph article is on page 42.
There is more coverage in Waterways World with a 3–paragraph article on page 24:
… a very distinctive and traditional craft.
Pictures of NB Betty under construction are in the gallery.
An older Mel Davis boat, is featured in the February issue of Canal Boat magazine (p.20):
…suddenly she was ours, subject to survey. I knew the Mel Davis hull would be fine…
This fantastic boat, with Mel Davis Boatbuilders steelwork, is reviewed in the February issue of Canal Boat magazine (p.30):
…The Mel Davis shell looks cracking on the water…