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Wooden  Motor Launch 30ft

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Boat REF# 121040
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Year 1949
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 65hp, Perkins P6 MK III (1949)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Osborne Brothers - Littlehampton
Builder Tough Brothers, Teddington
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 137.0 ltr (30.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Perkins P6 MK III (1949)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Engine Overhauled 2005
New S/Steel Exhaust
Steering - Refurbished
Engine Control Station - Refurbished
Portable Petrol Generator.


LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 2.59m (8'6")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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

Hull construction Double Diagonal Planking.
Mahogany on Oak.
New Water Heaters
New Water Tank (Vetus) 137L
New Fuel Tank 200L S/S
New Holding Tank 50L S/S
New Engine Stringers
Plumbing/Electrics Refurbished
AC/DC Electrics Panel Refurbished


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
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Calorifier & Immersion for hot water.
New Upholstery & Bedding - 2005

1 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Ships Bell.
Handheld VHF.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 anchors
(Grappler, Fisherman, Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Boat Legs

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

2 X Fire Extinguishers
Electric Bilge Pump includes alarm.

Broker's Comments

This Wooden Motor Launch was first commissioned by the Metropolitan Police and used by the police on the Thames for some years. During the 1970's her claim to fame was staring in two or three episodes of the then popular TV series the Sweeney!
Recently she has been extensively refurbished and is used a live-aboard. She is a cosy boat with a separate aft cabin with two single bunks. The saloon forward of the centre cockpit has the galley and a double bunk.

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

This Wooden Motor Launch 30ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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