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Wooden  Launch Antique

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Boat REF# 124775
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 4.88m (16'0")
Year 1939
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Engine 1 x petrol 30hp, Palmer (1950)
Lying Essex, CT, USA


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Extra Details

Designer Dr. Charles Wells
Builder George Lawley & Sons
Lying Essex, CT, USA
Last survey 06/09/2009


Engine 1 x petrol 30hp
Engine make and model Palmer (1950)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 4.88m (16'0")
Beam 2.24m (7'4")
Draft Max 0.61m (2'0")
Storage Dry storage

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This gorgeous antique launch was reported to be the tender to the Steam Yacht Malay that later served as USS Malay in World War 1. George Lawley & Son is the reported builder of the launch but little else is known of her history. This boat was originally built to be rowed but in the 1950's had a Palmer engine installed to make her a power vessel. She would do best with an owner who would use her and appreciate her for all her historical charm.

This boat is currently being spruced up. She will have wood work repairs and engine work done as well. Once the repairs are complete the price will be changed to reflect her updates.

Feel free to contact us in the mean time for any further information on her and also the work being done.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wooden Launch Antique has been personally photographed and viewed by Robert & Ali Bolt of Boatshed Newport. 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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