Inland Waterways

Shire - John Deere - Hybrid Marine



Barrus has been a major player in the marine industry for the majority of its 100-year history and, for over 21 years, we have manufactured engines for the Inland Waterways.

In 1998, we began production of the Shire range of inboard engines fitted to narrow boats, wide beam boats and dutch barges. In that same year, we were the first manufacturer to design and fit a genuine twin thermostat system - and still are today.

Since its introduction, and with the help of our skilful R&D team, we have utilised our engineering expertise to continuously improve and modify the Shire engine range and consistently deliver propulsion packages that last. 

To enhance our offering to inland boaters, we have introduced Shire Hybrid packages which deliver cleaner, greener power. Two variations of the Hybrid package are available to suit various requirements on the waterways.

The latest addition to the Barrus Inland Waterways Collection is Marine Equipment. Including anodes and lightbulbs from Talamex all the way up to on-board WiFi and security systems from Glomex, the range is filled with every-day boating essentials. 

Every year, we exhibit at Crick Boat Show to touch base with boat builders, owners and those interested in purchasing a canal boat or engine. Here, you can meet our sales and technical team to find out more about the collection. 


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Marketing Services Department,
E.P. Barrus Ltd, 
Glen Way,
Launton Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire
OX26 4UR        

Tel: 01869 363636
Fax: 08714 298109

VAT Number: GB226662558

Company Registration Number: 148476

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