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Motor Launch 38 Unique Gentleman's Launch

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Boat REF# 177644
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.60m (38'1")
Year 1991
Construction Steel
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 149hp, MerCruiser D183 Turbo (unknown year)
Lying North Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Alan L Roy
Builder John Thomas @ Morvoren Seacraft, Penryn
Lying North Devon
Last survey 24/07/2013


Engine 2 x Diesel 149hp
Engine make and model MerCruiser D183 Turbo (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   345
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Outdrive
Prop(s) aluminium
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 11.60m (38'1")
LWL 10.50m (34'5")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 0.67m (2'2")
Draft Max 0.75m (2'6")
Airdraft 1.85m (6'1")
Displacement 10,000kg (22,050.0lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Separate Shower and Toilet compartments.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Speed tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Autohelm BiData

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

Broker's Comments

In 1990 Viscount Boyd of Saltash commissioned Alan L Roy, Naval Architect to design a one-off motor pinnace for his personal use.
John Thomas from Morvoren Seacraft in Penryn was given the task of constructing this special vessel. Along with four other marine businesses they built this unique vessel which was launched in 1991. She was then used in and around the Plymouth Sound and along the Tamar River.
Some years later she became rather unloved and had her original design modified so that she was fully enclosed with a continuous coach-roof design, providing comfortable and elegant accommodation with a forward wheelhouse, large galley and saloon, separate heads and shower compartments and a generous aft deck as well.

The current owners purchased her and have started the labour of love to restore her to her former glory. Much of the work has already been done to a very high standard. This unique vessel is now for sale as the owners need to move on and so this presents a wonderful and unique opportunity to take over the restoration and ownership of this historical vessel.

This Motor Launch 38 Unique Gentleman's Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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