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GRP Motor Launch

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Boat REF# 110131
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.90m (29'2")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 1
Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp, Thornycroft 2.5 litre (unknown year)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Builder Robert Ives
Lying Norfolk Broads
Fuel capacity 227.2 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 19/09/2006


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Thornycroft 2.5 litre (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   94
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The powerful 4-cylinder Thornycroft engine has run just 94 hours since a major rebuild in 2007. The boat is also wired for 240volt mains supply, with sockets in cabin and engine compartment. Engine bay insulation replaced in 2007, aux. wiring renewed 2009.


LOA 8.90m (29'2")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Airdraft 2.06m (6'9")
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Solid and sturdy grp construction as you would expect for a working boat of this type. Built by Robert Ives and fitted out by Thames Ditton Marina specifically for Thames Conservancy Patrol Boat use. Hull & deck professionally repainted & antifouled 2009.


Total # of berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

Large rear cockpit has bench seats and could easily convert to passenger use. Small forward cockpit seats 2 and has sampson post for towing. Cabin seats 4/5 and could sleep 1 at push, but there's no loo or other overnight facilities besides a camping stove. Aft cockpit cover and engine bay cover renewed in March 2010.

1 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick

The engine rev counter is calibrated for speed, plus there are gauges for volts, engine hours, oil pressure and engine temperature.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 anchors
(CQR, folding kedge & mudweight)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
Sturdy deck fittings are supplemented by massive sampson post for towing, foredeck rail for security plus remote control searchlight, orange beacon & air horn.

Safety Equipment

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

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

If the searchlight and orange beacon don't get other river users' attention, the ear-splitting air horn certainly will! Two heavy-duty Vetus windscreen wipers have auto-park function.

Broker's Comments

The ultimate in river launches? Get attention and respect when cruising the waterways in this former Thames Conservancy patrol boat. Or convert to passenger or tug-boat duty.

A fine, original river patrol vessel in very good order throughout, with benefit of Safety Certificate to September 2013 and Broads tolls paid to March 2011.

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

This GRP Motor Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by Bob of Boatshed Norfolk. 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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