Well Graham, the boat is a 1973 Broom 30 'Skipper'.
It has been a labour of love in recent years refurbishing her to the level that you see in the photo.
Broom is one of the oldest British motor cruiser designer/manufacturers.
Here is their website http://www.broomboats.com/
(there are some nice history pages on there...worth a browse)
She is a 5 berth, powered by a Perkins 4.236 diesel engine and is constructed in glassfibre, but is trimmed out in varnished Sapele including the frames and roof beams of the centre cockpit. The timber part of the raised cockpit folds down to enable passage under low bridges, so we can cruise the whole of the broads.
She can do 4 hours cruising on 1 gallon of diesel so she is very economical, as boats go.
Prior to my ownership she spent all of her life cruising the Thames. Now she's back home where she was made.