Keeping narrowboats running for over 20 years
Fox Narrowboats is a narrowboat hire and build business located on the Fenland waterways in March (near Ely and Cambridge in the UK). They provide boat hire for holidays and day boat hire and have a fully serviced boating marina with 200 moorings.
The Witham Group has supplied paint and engine lubricants to Fox Narrowboats for over 20 years.
The narrowboat below is painted in Witham’s Woco Marine Undercoat & Gloss and the engine runs on Qualube Eurofleet 15W40. This boat was exhibited at the International Boat Show at ExCeL London in January.
Fox Narrowboats also build and renovates narrowboats for customers. The pictures below show a new narrowboat being build to a customer’s specification. Witham supplied the following products for the build of this boat:
- The boat was initially coated in Black Bitumen solution (TDS 122) to weatherproof the bottom of the boat.
- Then Witham Supercote Primer Undercoat in Pale Grey (TDS 371) was used on the top half of the boat in preparation for the top coat.
Protection throughout the winter
The picture below shows a customer’s narrowboat taken out of the water for a re-coating of Witham’s Black Bitumen Solution (TDS 122) at the end of the season to protect the boat from corrosion during the winter months.
Successful lubrication for 20 years
Fox Narrowboats service their boats with Qualube Eurofleet 15W40. They’ve been running on this product for 20 years on thousands of boat engines with extensive hours being clocked up – and have never had an engine failure.
Witham supplies a range of products for marine use. From boat paint solutions, including anti-fouling, boat primers and yacht varnish to engine lubricants and frost protection. Whether its your weekend pride and joy or industrial fishing and cargo ships, we have tried and tested products for every application.
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