For nearly 30 years Birchwood Classics has provided boat owners with copies of original brochures on Birchwood boats, the history of Birchwood and case studies on owner's projects.
No matter what type of boat you have, the Case Studies provide answers to owner's queries.
Birchwood Classics is pleased to be associated with and exchanges information with the Birchwood company and the Birchwood owner's group on facebook.
It collates info from the boating media and includes these within case studies designed to help boaters resolve problems or even total refurbishment.
A list of Case Studies can be downloaded from this website.
A list of brochures is also available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
The register of Birchwood Boats is growing. Registration is free as are copies of
brochures and articles on boat repair, upgrades and renovations.
Donations are welcomed to keep the website going.
To join the register, please send your name and contact details together with your boat type and name, and where you moor and cruise to: email@example.com
Add your event, send info to:
This facebook group is constantly growing its members who all share a love of their Birchwood boats. There are pics of many different Birchwoods and lots of useful input and good information exchange.
Birchwood Classics and Birchwood Marine International, are in the group.
The list of Case studies can be downloaded from the last page on this site.
Each Case Study is free.
For your copy, or copies of any Case Study send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are registered with ’Birchwood Classics’ you can apply for a discount on your boat insurance through Haven Knox-Johnston!
To obtain a competitive quote see the page below or call a member of its crew today on 01732 223650 – and say “Birchwood Classics”
are offering Birchwood owners a discount on its marine parts. See the ad and website address on this site. Go to website click "Sign in/Register" at the top right, insert details and select that you are a boat club member.
Or use this link: https://www.asap-supplies.com/register-retail
Motor Boat & Yachting and Practical Boat Owner provide excellent boating articles.
For your own copy go to: www.mby.com
I have reproduced Owner’s Manuals for: Birchwood 22, 25, 290, 340 and 380 . These were compiled using originals provided by Birchwood Marine. I am putting material together for manual's on the Birchwood 27, Birchwood 29 and Birchwood 33. (The 33 is a difficult proposition due to the variants produced.)
The contents of each manual include various sections with useful information about the Birchwood covered. (For the 22 and 25, electrical components drawings included by agreement with Sheridan Marine, for which many thanks).
The Manuals provide the opportunity for each owner to include specific information about upgrades or changes to your boat.
These manuals can either be provided as electronic copies at £35, or in a binder with space to add your own information. £40 plus P&P.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the above please email me. email@example.com
ALL owners of motor boats have problems at some time or other with: engines and/or drives, glass fibre, gelcoat, propellers, electrics, windows, seals, catches, canopies, toilets, bilge water, heating, rubbing strakes, bathing platforms, steering, flooring, decking, seats, upholstery, roof linings. Many boats need total refurbishment or a refit.
Our archives contain information gleaned from the editor’s own experiences and those of other boat owners. They also include material collated from various boat owner groups on social media, articles from boating magazines and info from manufacturers and suppliers.
The info is presented as write-ups in case study format or as individual reports. Each Case Study incorporates photos of work done by boat owners and a description of the work carried out. These are available, free of charge as a service to the boating community.
You can download the latest list of those available from this website. Then ask firstname.lastname@example.org for the one, or more, that you want. All FOC.
If we can’t provide an answer to your query immediately we will endeavour to source it for you.
ASAP Supplies has over 30 years of experience delivering marine equipment and spares. With over 9,000 stock lines they are sure to have the parts you need. Mention Birchwood Classics for a discount.
Haven Knox-Johnston Boat Insurance
The following page gives details of the discount offered to Birchwood boat owners by Haven Knox-Johnston, one of the most recognised brands in boat insurance. To obtain a quote see page below.
Windscreens, hatches & screens
Port Synthetics manufacture windscreens, windows, washboards, hatches, polypropylene tanks, instrument panels and similar products.
For more information see ad below or go to: portsynthetics.co.uk https
The information exchange between Birchwood Marine International Ltd and Birchwood Classics is ongoing. For info on new Birchwood Boats and the company's future plans go to the above website.
Good info placed by Birchwood owners. Join for a social interchange.
W H Jones is the largest marina on the river Great Ouse. It has moorings, fuel, chandlery, brokerage, and generations of knowledge.
Spares & accessories as well as service manuals for the WaterMota Crossflow engine and the J-Type Marine Gearbox can be ordered from Sheridan Marine.
The Great Ouse Boating Association represents boaters on the river Great Ouse. Membership gives access to moorings and magazine.
"A bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office."
Haven Knox-Johnston – Boat Insurance Shipshaped around you
If you are registered with ’Birchwood Classics’ you may be entitled up to 15% discount on your insurance through Haven Knox-Johnston!
To obtain a competitive quote for boat insurance please click here.
Or call a member of HK-J's crew today on 01732 223650 – and say “Birchwood Classics”
Benefits when choosing Haven Knox-Johnston
· 5% discount when introduced through “Birchwood Classics”
· Additional automatic 10% discount for marina berth holders in the UK
· Up to 25% no claims bonus
· No admin charges for changes to your policy mid-term
· Pay monthly option (minimum premium applies)
· Out of hours emergency (Claims) helpline, 7 days a week
· Dedicated claims team with over 100 years experience
· Loyalty Policy Benefits for all loyal ‘claim free’ customers
· Should we require a condition survey we will not ask for another during the duration of your policy (vessel dependent)
Haven Knox-Johnston is a trading name of Aston Lark Limited Registered in England and Wales No: 02831010. Registered office: Ibex House, 42-47, Minories, London, EC3N 1DY. Aston Lark Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Birchwood trade mark is registered Worldwide. Permission to use the the Birchwood logos and decals that appear on this website and on promotional material produced by Birchwood Classics was given to John Pridmore by both the existing and the previous owners of the manufacturing operations of the Birchwood boat companies. Proprietary rights have been claimed over 30 years of usage and the reproduction of the artworks for the logos and decals.
The original decal in red, available as a pair
(Once sufficient orders received for next run). Self adhesive with instructions on how to apply. See below for colour and quality.
Simple instructions are provided.
A pair of 2 badges is now £32 + £5 P&P.
(£12 for postage outside UK)
Blue or black decals - as shown here - have also been ordered by many owners. Only 2 sets of the black ones available. Let me know if you want me to re-order.
This is the logo for the TS34, 37, 44, 49 and 54. This decal is 22.5 inches long (572cm).
£38 a pair + £5.00 P&P.
(£12 for postage outside the UK.)
Let me know if you want me to re-order.
This is how the new decals look when they are placed on an owner's boat.
Excellent quality and easy to fit.
Here's yet another logo. This one is on a Birchwood 330. (It's not available.)
What's on your boat?
This decal is available.
£40 a pair + postage. Enquiries to: email@example.com
The Birchwood burgee (pennant), shown here, is 32 x 23cm (12.5"x 9") triangular burgee in dark blue with the original 'Birchwood' logo silk screened on both sides.
The price is £22 each + P&P.
To order and for payment details send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website not only provides information to owners and admirers of Birchwood boats but also to owners of similar Classic Cruisers. Copies of leaflets or information on the Birchwood boats built over the years can be obtained on request to: email@example.com
The site is constantly added to and updated to provide useful information, owner's images and case studies. These include renovations, updates and problem solving. The products and companies mentioned are for boater's information and use.
John Pridmore owned his 1979 Birchwood 25, 'WildGarlic', with his family for nearly 30 years. As you can see in the caricature on the opening page, time on it was enjoyed by family and friends.
John published the first Birchwood Classics Newsletters in the late 90's. These were developed through the good graces of the boating media, Birchwood Marine International, boating journalist Alex McMullen, and owners and boating enthusiasts who provided information and support.
John has original material some gained from his visit to the factory in Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield and subsequent meetings and discussions over the years with the different owners of the Birchwood Boat companies and from experienced staff at marinas, brokers and chandlers. He is in regular contact with the present owners of Birchwood and the Birchwood Owners group on facebook and also with the production manager from the original company and the daughter of the founder of Birchwood. John was editor of GOBA News, the magazine of the Great Ouse Boating Association, when he won its first award. He still contributes articles. He regularly contributed to MBM, and Anglia Afloat. He supported the online magazine, MotorBoatOwner.co.uk (sadly, no longer published) He exchanges information with, and commends Motor Boat & Yachting and Practical Boat Owner.
The Birchwood company has had a turbulent time and a variety of names. The original company was called the Birchwood Boat Co. The name came from the house where founder Ted Andrews built his first boat. (John is still in contact with Ted's daughter and Birchwood's production manager)
In the late 1960’s the Birchwood Boat Company was a prolific builder of cruisers. It had started with ski boats and moved onto 16ft to 20ft boats. The company's most significant build period was in the 1970s with the 22ft, 25ft and later the 27ft and 29ft cruisers suitable for inland and estuary. In the 1980s the company went into production of larger cruisers, the 31, 33, 35 and 37.
We have information on most boats up to and including the 510.
Birchwood 16 - also called Gemini and built in association with INTERGLASS
Birchwood 18 - also called the Continental.
Birchwood 22's - originally called the Interceptor Junior - approx 1,000 built 1970 to 1980.
Birchwood Interceptor, renamed the Birchwood 25 in 1975, 1,500 built 1968 to 1980.
Birchwood 27 Countess, 100 between 1980 and 1984.
Birchwood 29 Senator or Sedan, over 200 built between 1976 and 1983.
Birchwood 31 Commodore, nearly 100 between 1981 and 1984.
Birchwood 33/GT33 (later called Viceroy) was originally known as the Newport 33. In 1973 the Birchwood 33 Series II was launched.
Birchwood Sportsman 33 with aft cockpit and flybridge was introduced in 1976.
Birchwood Viceroy 33 succeeded the above in 1980. Same hull but different superstructure and layout. Over 300 33's were built from 1973 to 1982.
Birchwood 35S/Sportsman 35 was introduced in 1978. These are stretched versions of the 33. The Sportsman 35 has a flying bridge.
Birchwood 37 President, 60 built between 1981 and 1984. It was superseded by the TS37.
Birchwood Regent 48. 20 built.
(References: Alex McMullen, Birchwood Marine International, MBM, Jones Boatyard.)
Information on these later models can be provided, also TS and Challenger versions.
Birchwood 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 49, 54, 57, 290, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 400,
410, 420, 440, 460, 510.
Send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of the Case Studies available and other interesting facts can be downloaded as below .
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