Oct 312013
John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton

My name is John Pinkerton (1), and I am 36 years old. I have given faithful service as a trip boat for The Basingstoke Canal Society raising funds for the preservation of the canal. I have now been retired, and would love to find a new home, as I believe I am still young at heart. My MCA Passenger licence on the Basingstoke Canal was renewed in March 2013, so I have been kept up to scratch with regular maintenance by my enthusiastic owners. I am easy to drive, and would love to visit new waters. I am ideally suited for passenger operation, but of course I wouldn’t mind if a new owner wanted to make me their home. And I’m really economical to run.


Hull constructed by Hancock & Lane 1977
Length 67ft, beam 8ft 6ins.
Weight: 18 tonnes on hook at last lift-out.
Hull thicknesses: Base plate 6mm, overplated with 10mm plate.
Sides / counter bottom 6mm
Superstructure (from drawing) roof 3mm. Sides 12swg
Propulsion: Beta 50hp diesel

Condition surveys:

14 Jan 2008 full survey report available – max pitting depth 0.8mm observed.
9 Mar 2011 out-of-water survey by MCA – no work requested
13 Feb 2013 out-of-water survey by MCA – no work requested


My mobile telephone has been removed (oh, the shame of it!) for operating in the new boat, so if you are interested in knowing more, please contact the JP Boat Chairman, Dick King Tel 01730 264178 or email jpchairman@basingstoke-canal.org.uk.

John Pinkerton

John Pinkerton