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Wooden  Motor Launch

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Boat REF# 101050
This boat has been sold
Length 5.18m (17'0")
Year 1954
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Engine 1 x gasoline 37hp, BMC Veddette (1954)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Designer Herbert Woods
Builder Herbert Woods
Lying Norfolk Broads
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 37hp
Engine make and model BMC Veddette (1954)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
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) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 5.18m (17'0")
LWL 4.88m (16'0")
Beam 2.19m (7'2")
Draft Min 0.50m (1'8")
Draft Max 0.50m (1'8")
Airdraft 1.60m (5'3")
Headroom 1.52m (5'0")
Storage Dry storage

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Wood carvel construction (Iroko on oak)

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Current Boat Safety Certificate.

Broker's Comments

Ignore the colour of the hull and take a good look at the woodwork on this delightful little day launch from the 50's. Wood Carvel construction using Iroko on oak. This would be the ideal little boat to get your nostalgic juices flowing. She needs a good deal of TLC but the boat itself is solid. The hull looks good as are the topsides. The original engine sits proudly under the forward deck hatch.Don't get me wrong, she will need lots of love and attention but what a rewarding little boat this will be. Certainly a head turner with lots of history and tales to tell if only she could!!
You might need to be quick before the Broads Museum at Stalham snap her up!

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This Wooden Motor Launch 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.