TYPE: Admiral Launch
BEAM: 6ft 6ins
DRAFT: 2ft 6ins
DISPLACEMENT: 24Tons TM
CONSTRUCTION: Carvel Pitch Pine on Oak
Originally used as an Admiral’s launch, this ship was built in England in 1894 under the reign of Queen Victoria and has become the oldest floating ship in Venice!
Before moving to Venice in 2019, the majestic former steamboat was completely restored by Dennett Boat Builders on the Thames and converted to hybrid propulsion.
This enables you to enjoy the silence of electric propulsion without losing the capability and secureness of a new Perkins Diesel engine as a backup and allowing more power where ever needed.
……. continues to tell her tale because of the extreme care, attention to detail and fine craftsmanship at Dennett Shipyards”
To reinvent Lady Betty for modern entertainment whilst keeping her historic charm. New additions included a sensitively designed wooden canopy roof and a new engine box to conceal the newly installed hybrid engine enabling clients to enjoy the silence of electric propulsion without losing the capability and secureness provided by the back up diesel engine.