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Gentlemans 24 ft wooden launch Gentlemans Cruiser

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Boat REF# 126243
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.01m (23'0")
Year 1935
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x petrol 8hp, BMC Veddette (1935)
Lying Norfolk


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Extra Details

Designer Graham Bunn Horning Norfolk
Builder Graham Bunn
Lying Norfolk
Fuel capacity 22.7 ltr (5.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 8hp
Engine make and model BMC Veddette (1935)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots


LOA 7.01m (23'0")
Beam 2.13m (7'0")
Draft Min 0.61m (2'0")
Airdraft 1.55m (5'1")
Displacement 1,814kg (4,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Pitch pine on oak wood carvel. Much work done on this character vessel


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick

simple accomodation in this period boat, some very original fittings, lots of storage and some rather special lights- see photos

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors
(mud weight)
18.29m (60'0") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This gentlemans cruiser has been lovingly cared fore by the same owner for over 24 years. She was originally a harbour launch in service on Barton Broad during world war 2. She was later converted by Neatishead Boatyard into a beautifull gentlemans cruiser in the late 1940's. She has had much work done to her by Martham boatyard including new sides and various planking. Her BMC Vedette engine was re built some 4 years ago and her cockpit canopy was replaced at the same time. The hull has been re painted this year and some window renevation has also been completed.
This is a beautifull period vessel which is an absolute credit to its loving owner of 24 years, she now needs a new home, someone whon will continue to keep and preserve her for the future.
She is afloat and ready to cruise but will obviously need the care and financial commitment to keep her in fine condition in the future. If you love wooden boats, and lets face it who doesnt, if you like varnishing and have the time and comittment for tradition this is the boat for you!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Gentlemans 24 ft wooden launch Gentlemans Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike Scott 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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