Portway Marine Stove - Putting Boat Safety First

Portway launches its very first Marine Stove which has been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the stringent new Code of Practice for the Installation of Solid Fuel Heating and Cooking Appliances in Small Craft according to British Standard BS 8511:2010.

This summer Portway is launching its very first Marine Stove which has been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the stringent new Code of Practice for the Installation of Solid Fuel Heating and Cooking Appliances in Small Craft according to British Standard BS 8511:2010. This new British Standard aims to minimise the growing number of boat fires caused by solid fuel appliances every year on the UK waterways. Fires are usually caused because the stove and fuel system gets far too hot within the small boat cabin and because the stove is positioned far too closely to combustibles such as wood, curtains and upholstery.


The Portway Marine stove is the first stove in the UK that seeks to provide a solution to boat owners. Allowing them to comply with the new Code of Practice and yet enabling them to cleverly utilise limited cabin space.


The stove itself is built with a double walled steel body. This allows for an air gap between the internal body of the stove and the outer body, keeping the sides of the stove much cooler than other stoves. This air gap also provides additional heat in the form of convection hot air emitted through the top of the stove which is much more effective at heating narrow boat cabins. The greatest benefit of this is that when used in conjunction with heat protection panels the stove only needs be installed 80mm away from the cabin wall and any combustibles on either side.


Also, the Portway Marine Stove comes with a built-in steel hearth allowing the stove to be placed directly on to a wooden deck without the need for a large hearth, or the 125mm concrete base that the British Standard requires for normal stoves.


Other features include a fiddle rail to stop pans from sliding off the hot plate area of the stove, a single door opening with a positive-shutting latch which opens past 90̊ for safer loading of fuel, and a deck fastening kit.


In addition, Portway are offering a complete built for purpose flue system which is only available through Portway Stove stockists and distributors. As stated in BS 8511:2010 the flue pipe is insulated throughout which not only keeps the exterior of the flue pipe cooler, minimising the risk of fire, but also ensures the smoke and harmful products of combustion remain hot so that they rise up and out of the flue for optimum safety and performance. 
The flue kit comes with the required fitting kit which allows it to be supported by the roof of the boat and also the option to buy additional flue lengths and bends if required.


The Portway Marine is a multifuel stove which is capable of effectively burning wood, anthracite and other suitable fuels, and when installed with the Portway Marine flue system can be turned down and safely burned all night when using clean burning fuels such as anthracite.