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Wooden  Classic River Launch 30

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Boat REF# 63662
This boat has been sold
Length 9.05m (29'8")
Year 1937
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 48hp, BMC 1.8 Diesel (unknown year)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer J.I. Thorneycroft
Builder Tough Bros of teddington
Lying Norfolk Broads
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 18/11/2002


Engine 1 x diesel 48hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.8 Diesel (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.05m (29'8")
LWL 9.00m (29'6")
Beam 2.65m (8'8")
Draft Max 0.82m (2'8")
Airdraft 2.13m (7'0")
Displacement 5,000kg (11,025.0lbs)
Headroom 1.60m (5'3")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

A trul;y classic launch with full accomodation. Wood carvel construction with teak on oak below waterline and mahogany on oak above.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 full size berths in newly upholstered cabin, good sized galley spread over port and starboard sides fwd.

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Current BSC until March 2011

Broker's Comments

A true classic in every sense. Built in 1937 she retains almost all her oringinal features. She has had modern updates in respect of a new engine,gearbox and drive along with a very efficient calorifier.
She has also had new stainless fuel, water and holding tanks. She was proffesionally re-upholstered in 2008 and benefits from an electric toilet. The pictures show her as she is having gone through the worst of the winter and as a result does need some paint and varnish. But this is a solid boat oozing with character and amazing potential and with a little tlc she will be stunning.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price will not be considered.

This Wooden Classic River Launch 30 has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. 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.