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Gentlemans Launch - Classic Motor Cruiser 50 TSDY

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Boat REF# 157236
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.50m (50'10")
Year 1929
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 68hp, Perkins P6 (1956)
Lying West Coast Of Scotland


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Extra Details

Designer Enterprise, Rockferry
Builder Enterprise Small Craft
Lying West Coast Of Scotland
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 68hp
Engine make and model Perkins P6 (1956)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

Engines are well maintained and are in very good condition
Twin stainless steel rope cutters.


LOA 15.50m (50'10")
LWL 15.20m (49'10")
Beam 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Airdraft 4.00m (13'1")
Displacement 16,250kg (35,831.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Enterprise of Rockferry Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Built in 1929 by Enterprise Small Craft at Rock Ferry, Birkenhead and renovated by Michael Dennett of Laleham Reach this is a classic cruiser with a lot of heritage. She is of wood carvel construction (larch on oak with cotton caulking) with full-displacement underwater profile, round bilge, straight stem, transom stern, centre keel, single plate centreline rudder. The wooden hull has been epoxy painted below the waterline.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Main double cabin is a forward v-berth accessed through the second twin-cabin which has single berth's to port & starboard and an ensuite basin. The companionway from the wheelhouse leads to a very large main saloon which has heads to port and full height hanging locker to starboard. The head is traditional wood-lined with solid ceramic basin and electric toilet. New Jabsco water pumps were fitted Nov 2006. The saloon has long seating on the port side and a very large dining table which can easily seat eight people. Moving aft the generous sized galley is located in the stern with a full-sized cooker, fridge and belfast sink.

The forecabin has a cosy feel with wooden beamed head linings and the saloon has a traditional high quality feel with impressive fixtures & fittings. The dining table and chairs are included in the sale, the table is hydraulic and can be reduce in size as required.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
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Clock tick
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Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Echo sounder tick

B&G instruments for GPS, Speed and Depth
Navman VHF 7100 DSC

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
45.00m (147'8") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
The solid dinghy is fibreglass consruction with teak woodwork. There is an all-over winter cover included.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Rock Ferry was home to the Enterprise Small Craft Company, which built a number of notable boats in the 1920's and 1930's. Purchaser's are invited to buy into a piece of heritage, this boat was commandeered by the MOD for seven years and was a participant in the Dunkirk landings. As you can see from the pictures, she is a fine looking traditional vessel. A large gentleman’s motor yacht with all the maintenance up to date. She is set up for both entertaining and live aboard, having more than ample accommodation space.

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

This Gentlemans Launch - Classic Motor Cruiser 50 TSDY has been personally photographed and viewed by Derek Armstrong of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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