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Wooden Steam Launch

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Boat REF# 12572
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.95m (26'1")
Year 1900
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Lying Poole


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Extra Details

Lying Poole
Last survey 22/06/2005


The boiler was manufactured in 1969 and was installed during th refit soon after. This is coupled to a 1900 two cylinder compound engine. The machinery is fully operational,and the boiler has a recent safety certificate (to 300psi against a normal operating pressure of 140 psi)
The engine was built in Cowes circa 1900. The vertical circular boiler is unusual in that the fire tubes extend radially around a central fire box to an outer smoke box, The outside cladding of the boiler is also the surface of the smoke box. In the top of the firebox is a bell shaped damper which if open exhausts the heat directly up the chimney or if closed through the fire tubes.


LOA 7.95m (26'1")
Beam 1.85m (6'1")
Draft Max 0.60m (2'0")
Headroom 1.50m (4'11")


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Carvel planked, believed to be mahogany, on bent oak framing, fastened with copper nails. Regular transverse floor frames are fitted at 6" centres. All plank seams are caulked. Underwater section is copper sheathed, an iron shoe is fitted along the keel.


Lovely cushioned seating, for 8 people in comfort.

Deck Gear

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Broker's Comments

This beautiful launch will provide leisurely cruising up and down the river in a style and elegance from a century ago.With the unique sound and smell of a glorous steam engine providing the power. Evoking images of Victorian times.
Hopefully the pictures will do justice to the condition of this classic steam launch. The wooden carvel built hull was built circa 1900. It was restored by Freebody's between 1965 and 1971. Harrison designed the boiler which was built in 1969 and installed in 1971 together with the Guy 2 cylinder engine.
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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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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