Our Mon & Brec boat Edith-Elizabeth

The Edith-Elizabeth is our smaller 10 passenger trip boat based at Goytre Wharf.

It is operated by volunteers whose purpose is to ensure the well-being of our small but beautiful canal. Our team support local projects which enable members of the community and all other visitors to relax and take an enjoyable cruise along the scenic waterway.

The boat was purchased 3 decades ago with funds provided by the late Edith Haydon and Elizabeth Dommett from The Navigators Boat Club on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.

Edith-Elizabeth at Goytre Wharf
Edith-Elizabeth at Goytre Wharf

The unique and rare Hypozomatic design by Mr Frank Welsh is based on a historic Greek Reed boat. Built in two sections the punt like profile is held together with wire cables. When fitted together the craft is 26ft in length and can accommodate 10 passengers. Each half can be used independently carrying 5 passengers each. The craft is powered by an electric outboard supported by 4 x 12 volt batteries and a solar panel. As far as we are aware approximately 246 boats were constructed and can be used for camping and educational activities.

Trust staff and volunteers have been operating the passenger craft at Community Events on waterways throughout the South West of England and Wales.

The boat is now based at Goytre Wharf within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The vessel allows visitors to the wharf with the opportunity to view the local environment, farming activities and wildlife from the waterway. Goytre Wharf is well equipped with a Visitor Centre, Café, Toilets, Car and Coach Parking area.

The vessel is equipped with wet weather side panels, so come and relax, hear about the modern and historic use of the waterway, and enjoy the pleasant waterway views.

A small charge is made and donations are gratefully received which are invested into canal improvement schemes. Our Canal Trust is a not for profit charity.

Find out more about having a trip on the Edith-Elizabeth on our Boat Trips page.