Welcome to Perseverance(nb)

This website is about the construction of Perseverance. Named after the dredger that cleared the Basingstoke Canal, Perseverance is a serial hybrid narrowboat designed for long term cruising with accommodation for two plus four guests, currently in build at Ortomarine.

In a series of blog posts, and the occasional vlog, we will explain the design decisions that had to be made, and why we reached the conclusions that we did. For those interested in building a narrowboat, it may help you think through the steps, and avoid some of the pitfalls.

Read on to find out why generators are often smaller than they claim to be, or why eco-toilets really aren't...


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