How can a Piper Boat be Recognised?


Although David Piper boats bear certain common features, the majority were built for private customers, fulfilling their own particular specifications.

David Piper boats may have some or all of the following characteristics:

Traditional Style
(up to 1997)


Headlamp on a cranked free-standing

pipe in front of cratch

Square water-tank lid

Hinged at forward end.  

Water in the bow storage tank can be viewed by lifting the lid. 


Steel grab-rail

Continuous with cabin sides.  Similar wooden rail on earlier boats.

Back Doors

Particular livery design across back
doors. 



More soon

Hopper windows

Some older boats with a round hopper
window for the bathroom.  Curved-top Dutch barge type windows on some later boats.