Motor Boats

The first motor boat noted in Charles Nurser's records is The Game Cock, built for Chas. Nelson & Co. in July 1923.  Nurser Brothers (along with Tooleys, Faulkner Bros. of Linslade, Bushell Brothers of Tring and Lees & Atkins) were also involved in the conversion of horse drawn boats to diesel.  By the advent of the diesel engine, many boat yards had ceased trading and consequently no more than a dozen yards built new motor boats.  The most common engines were semi diesel single cylinder by either Bolinder or Petter. 

Boats converted by Nurser Brothers from horseboat to motor boat:

July 1932     Kings Lynn

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