Welcome to the home of Shire & Shanks canal boat engines.


Here you will find all you need to keep your engine in top condition. From fuel filters to fuel additive & much more. Just enter the Parts Store to start shopping.

If you have misplaced or lost your owner’s manual just follow the link for owners’ manuals and download a new copy.


Download the handy registration form. Keep a record of all your engine details, (ready for when you need to contact us) service items and ancillaries.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require advice.


Happy boating from the Barrus Shire Team





The Shire range of electric outboard motors is a result of many years of extensive research, development, and testing. There are currently three models available: 6, 10 and 20hp. These 48v outboards have a variable speed range that can be locked making them ideal an ideal option for commercial and hire-fleet applications.







Hybrid Marine has been developing advanced hybrid systems since 2002, providing systems for inland canal boats, commercial barges and sailing boats, including fast offshore sailing catamarans.

With an increasing demand from boatbuilders generated by Hybrid Marine, the company recognised the need to upscale. A new joint venture between Barrus and Hybrid Marine, Hybrid Marine International, was created in January 2024.

Find out more.