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Derby Class Fast Launch

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Boat REF# 100366
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1941
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Planing
Berths 6
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer Cdr Peter Du Cann
Builder J.S.Whites
Lying Suffolk
Deadrise unknown


Although most recently fitted with twin Perkins diesels these have been removed and are not included in the sale. Both props and shafts are still in situ.


LOA 14.63m (48'0")
LWL 12.77m (41'11")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Displacement 13,000kg (28,665.0lbs)
Headroom 2.10m (6'11")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

N/A spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

Double diagonal teak. Hull believed epoxied below water line.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3

Most of the internal fixtures and fittings have been removed however accomodation potentially includes - Forward cabin, Saloon/Wardroom and Aft cabin.

Nav Equipment

Log tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Fenders tick

Manual Not known windlass
1 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Broker's Comments

This Derby Winner Class fast launch built in 1941 is one of very few still afloat, a rare piece of history; but she is in need of significant TLC. The hull appears to be in sound condition and it is understood to have been recently epoxied below the waterline. It is also believed that a previous owner had substantial structural work carried out. The original Perkins engines have been removed along with most internal fittings, but the props and shafts remain.The topsides also require attention but there are some unique original fittings still in place. This is a major but potentially rewarding project and she will make a fine live aboard or classic cruiser.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Derby Class Fast Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Edington of Boatshed Suffolk. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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