Moored in Cowes Yacht Haven the steam boat Kariat.
She is clearly a working steam vessel rather than a polished museum piece as demostrated by these photos of her engine and coal fired boiler.
Her details are recorded on the Steam Yacht Association of Great Britain, built as an open fast launch in 1897, she is a local boat designed and built across the Medina River at East Cowes by the Liquid Fuel Engineering Co. Ltd.
LOA: 35', Beam: 6' 9".
Carvel pitch pine on oak frames
Designed speed 12 knots.
Long and thin she looks lovely even in the restrictive environment of the marina, the Union Jack on the Columbine shed across the river (painted for Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977) makes a fitting backdrop.
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