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Fairey Launch converted MOD Launch

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Boat REF# 132236
removed from sale
Length 10.70m (35'1")
Year 1980
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 100hp, Perkins 6345 Normal aspirated (1998)
Lying Glasson


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Extra Details

Designer Ministry of Defence
Builder Fairey Marine
Lying Glasson
Fuel capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6345 Normal aspirated (1998)
Engine Hours engine1:   500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade and cutter
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 6KVA

The Perkins 6.345 engine was rebuilt in the 1998 refit. The heavy duty S.C.G. gearbox was renewed and all related equipment was overhauled and/or renewed. Legend plates on the major components indicate date of refit, and person responsible.
Props are in good condition (owner indication), and the shaft has been fitted with a rope/weed cutter.
The steel plate rudder is reinforced with webs and is supported at the base by bushing in the keel extension. The top of the stainless steel stock is machined to take an extension and emergency tiller.
The main steering is a Wills Ridley manual hydraulic system and there is an electrical rudder indicator.
There was a wiring refit in 1999 - high standard finish. All original cabling was replaced with new tinned rubber sheathed cable. All relay boxes, fuse boxes, link boxes and accessories are clearly labelled.
Generator (2001) Scorpion Power House MOD D8, 6kva twin cylinder diesel powered generator is installed in the engine compartment. The generator is as new.


Length 10.70m (35'1")
LWL 9.80m (32'2")
Beam 3.60m (11'10")
Draft Min 1.15m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.21m (4'0")
Airdraft 2.40m (7'10")
Displacement 11,000kg (24,255.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Ample space available for holding tanks to be installed


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 heaters: Reflecks and Webasto

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce 15KG; CQR 16KG)
45.00m (147'8") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode
Funyak 3.6 Polythene dinghy (2008)
(Hard Dinghy)
5hp outboard, Mercury, Long shaft (1998)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (3 manual / 1 electric)

First Aid box

Broker's Comments

Since her MOD days, this harbour launch has had a mechanical, electrical and hull refit. As her photographs will show, she has been kept in keeping with her original spec. Her engine was rebuilt in the 1998 refit, and electrics refitted in 1999. Legend plates indicate dates of work done, and names of those involved. Her makeover has been a labour of love and has been tastefully done.

Her external paintwork is excellent. Her internal decor is minimalist, but pristine. There is some beautiful woodwork - some new, some old. Flooring is excellent, but unfortunately due to excess rain on day of listing, not shown to it's best effect - there is hardly a mark on it.

From 2003 to 2008 this vessel was stored under cover, when her internal layout was improved to incorporate sleeping arrangements, and the addition of heads.

The engine room is impressive and well kept. She has a unique and exciting feel to her. She offers an exciting drive, due to her strength.

Owner parting with her due to lack of continued use, and is selling regretfully. Many tales to be told of this valiant vessel.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fairey Launch converted MOD Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by Romi Gray of Boatshed Dun Laoghaire. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.