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Pod Boat External dimensions Other properties Costs
Model Image Width Length Height Max. Water Draft Freeboard Min. Air Draft Max. Gross (laden) Weight /kg Estimated Net Weight (kg) Estimated Load Capacity (kg) Floor width W Floor length L Side height H Tumble home D Door height Gunnel width Metal Insulation Basic guide price 2018-19 C&RT 12 month prompt payment licence inc VAT Model
1unitPod
1.1 units long + bow ends
6'9.9"
2.08m
7'9.3"
2.31m
7'
2.13m
2'
0.6m
1'1.5"
344mm
5' 1.53m 1100 315 785 2'3.5"
0.7m
1 1/3 *700=

3'
0.933m
3'
0.933m
2'3.5"
0.700m
5'4"
1.63m
3.5"
90mm
2mm Al Alloy 1-3" closed cell foam £5000 £452.33,
free as tender
1unitPod
2unitPod
2.1 units long + bow ends
6'9.9"
2.08m
9'10.5"
3.01m
7'
2.13m
2'
0.6m
1'1.5"
344mm
5' 1.53m 1900 416 1484 2'3.5"
0.7m
2 1/3 *700=

5'4"
1.633m
3'
0.933m
2'3.5"
0.700m
5'4"
1.63m
3.5"
90mm
2mm Al Alloy 1-3" closed cell foam £6000 £452.33,
free as tender
2unitPod
3unitPod
3.1 units long + bow ends
6'9.9"
2.08m
12'2"
3.71m
7'
2.13m
2'
0.6m
1'1.5"
344mm
5' 1.53m 2600 517 2083 2'3.5"
0.7m
3 1/3 *700=

7'8"
2.333m
3'
0.933m
2'3.5"
0.700m
5'4"
1.63m
3.5"
90mm
2mm Al Alloy 1-3" closed cell foam £7000 £452.33 3unitPod
4unitPod
4.1 units long + bow ends
6'9.9"
2.08m
14'5.6"
4.41m
7'
2.13m
2'
0.6m
1'1.5"
344mm
5' 1.53m 3300 619 2681 2'3.5"
0.7m
4 1/3 *700=

9'11.4"
3.033m
3'
0.933m
2'3.5"
0.700m
5'4"
1.63m
3.5"
90mm
2mm Al Alloy 1-3" closed cell foam £8000 £452.33 4unitPod
General notes
Delivery not included in price. Figures are based on calculations and may vary in manufacturing, prices may be subject to variations in raw metal costs
Minimum Air draft of this design designed to fit Dudley tunnel profile when laden. Doorway 0.7m(2'3") wide.
Maximum Gross weight still allows the given freeboard to protect against waves/wash.
Estimated weight does not include ballast but this will be included as required for stability until laden. Line for maximum loaded draught marked on outside.
Other sizes may be available so please ask if a particular size is required. Models pictured do not include windows, side hatches, electrics or plumbing but these can be added if requested.
For the C&RT licence, lengths of Pods may be combined if they are always fixed together or at C&RT discretion - a tender can be up to 10' long, always used in sight of the main boat and marked "Tender to ### nnnn" where ### nnnn indicate the licence number and name of the main boat. £485.18 (2018-2019) covers up to 18'/5.5m in length. An unpowered butty price gives a better discount but is only available if over c50' in length. Check with C&RT for further details on licencing
  • A deeper hull & higher top allow greater weight carrying capacity and increased headroom whilst maintaining the standard canal width and door height compared to pictured Pod Boats #2 & #4 below.



  • Historic models, for reference -->
     
    Pod #4 4x8x4/1-4
     
    Pod #2 2x4x2/1

    Preview of 1 unit long new design for Pod#5+ 2-8x2-8x3-4/2-5
    Build ParametersExternal sizes Properties
    Model Notes & Example W L H D Metal Insulation Width Length Height Maximum Water Draught Freeboard Minimum Air Draught Maximum Gross (laden) Weight/kg Volume /ft³ Estimated Net Weight (kg) Basic guide price 2014/15/16 C&RT year licence prompt payment inc VAT
    2x4x2/1 a Pod#2 2'4'2'1'1mm 2" 3'8"5'8"3'8" 6" 140mm 100mm 3' 0.9m 186 39.6 78 P.O.A £45.07, free as tender
    4x8x4/1-4 b Pod#4 4'8'4'1'4"2mm4" 6'7"10'7"6'7" 8" 225mm 100mm 6'2" 1.87m 1102 220 252 P.O.A. £452.33
    NOTES:
  • a - smaller pods count as portable for licencing if "normal crew can move it to and from the water without mechanical assistance" such as a canoe or dinghy
  • b - width ideal for canal use


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