Acknowledgements

I would to thank the following people for their help and support with this project so far.

Jo Barker, Barry Davies, Bill Davies, Sue Hines, Ken Layzell, National Boat Shows, Peter Pearson, Clea Rawinsky, Brenda Shepherd, and the late Jean Yardley. Research staff at the Lloyds Register reference library and librarians and archivists at the Guildhall Library, London, and Essex County Records, Chelmsford.

And thanks also to the owners, from far and wide, for getting in touch and sharing their stories.