1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch

£17,495
Berkshire
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1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
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1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch
1963 Classic Thames Motor Launch

General Specification

Builder :
John Bushnell Ltd., Wargrave on Thames
LOA :
6.1m  (20ft 0in)
Beam :
2.29m  (7ft 6in)

Construction

  • Wood construction
  • Double diagonal planking
  • Mahogany on oak
  • Marine plywood superstructure
  • Custom built in style of traditional Environment Agency patrol launch
  • Fully renovated to high standard 2005/6 with professional valuation of £22,000 in 2006
  • Recently antifouled
  • Last surveyed 2006
  • Last afloat 2017 on River Thames

Mechanical & Electrical

  • BMC 1.5 diesel inboard engine (recently inspected/serviced by professional marine engine)
  • Shaft drive
  • 40L plastic fuel tank (2005, Tek Tanks)
  • Wheel steering

Accommodation

  • Bench seat at rear with locker under
  • 2 x wicker tub chairs for helm and navigator
  • Lockers/small bench seats (no cushions) to sides
  • Tap with cold supply and bowl in dedicated locker
  • Engine box doubles as table/work surface
  • Open storage area under foredeck
  • 12V cabin light
  • Front windows open providing good ventilation

Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 2024
  • Lifebuoy ring
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Automatic bilge pump with float switch (2014)
  • Ship’s bell
  • Paddles
  • Plough type anchor
  • Cockpit canopy (recent, good condition)
  • Overall cover (2009, green acrylic)
  • Navigation lights
  • Tunnel/spot light
  • Wooden flag mast

Remarks:

This lovely classic gentleman’s Thames Launch has a interesting history and provenance. She was featured in the painting “Swan Uppers in Marsh Lock” by Bill Mundy and it’s understood that her designer intentionally incorporated a little nod towards Patrol boat style so that lock keepers immediately opened their locks when seeing her approach! She is presented in very good condition throughout having been fully renovated in 2005/6 following a period of some 19 years laid up out of commission, and it’s understood that she has only been lightly used since. For sale due to lack of space, a quick sale is desired and offers will be considered.

DELIVERY: This vendor has indicated that he may be willing to offer delivery subject to negotiation.

DISCLAIMER:

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