1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch

£19,995
Norfolk Broads
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1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
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1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch
1960 Replica Edwardian Thames Launch

General Specification

Builder :
John Freeman (Marine) Ltd., Lincolnshire
LOA :
8.31m  (27ft 3in)
Beam :
2.29m  (7ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.61m (2ft 0in)
Displacement :
1500kg

Construction

  • Composite construction
  • Built c. 1960, converted c. 1995
  • GRP hull (based on Freeman 22 MkI hull, paint finish)
  • Varnished mahogany cabin and cockpit
  • Varnished fore and aft decks
  • Counter stern
  • Forward cockpit with fixed roof and helm/steering position
  • Aft well
  • Professionally maintained
  • Decks professionally sanded back to bare wood, putty filled as required and revarnished April 2022
  • Last antifouled April 2022
  • Last surveyed December 2021

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 30hp Nanni 3.75HE diesel inboard engine (professionally serviced annually, most recently April 2022)
  • Shaft drive to 3 bladed prop
  • Single lever control
  • Wheel steering
  • 12V battery

Accommodation

  • 2 berths in 1 cabin
  • Large forward cockpit with fixed roof over, removable canvas windowed side panels (maroon, very good condition) and upholstered seating
  • Aft well with canvas windowed canopy (maroon, very good condition) and upholstered seating
  • Cabin with large windows, seating (converts to double berth) and galley area
  • Ample seating for 14 people (and previously licenced to carry this number)
  • Galley area with stainless steel inset sink (cold manual supply), drainer and cupboard under
  • Stainless steel freshwater tank (recent)
  • Gas locker (cooker removed some years ago as little used by vendor)
  • Good sized separate heads compartment with chemical toilet (bucket type)
  • 12V cabin lights
  • Carpets, window blinds and soft furnishings
  • Lots of storage space throughout (lockers under all seats)
  • Good standing headroom throughout

Equipment

  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to 17/05/2024
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 12V auto bilge pump
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Various buoyancy aids
  • 12V navigation lights
  • Overall/winter cover (very good condition, only used for couple of seasons, green)
  • Boat hook
  • 2 x rhond anchors
  • Mud weight
  • Various mooring warps
  • Various fenders

Remarks:

Bearing similarities to an inspector’s launch, and previously used as a trip boat carrying up to 14 people on South Walsham Broad before being purchased the current owners, this vessel is a replica of the type of launch that was popular on the Thames and other inland waterways of Great Britain in the late Victorian/Edwardian era. She offers spacious accommodation, ideal for socialising and entertaining on board, with seating in both her forward cockpit and rear well, and also inside her cabin which is light and bright thanks to the huge ‘picture’ windows. The interior seating also converts to a double berth, and this together with the separate heads compartment and plumbed freshwater system (which could be easily and cheaply complimented with a ‘camping-style’ stove for the morning cuppa!), allows her to be used for overnighting on board too. Bespoke fitted canopy/windowed panels fore and aft can be removed on sunny days enabling the occupants to better enjoy the fresh air and great outdoors, or used to fully enclose the cockpit and rear well when protection from the elements is required or on cooler evenings, or just simply to increase the accommodation space overnight, making this a very versatile day cruiser/weekender. Sadly selling “Beatrice” has been forced on her owner by ill health and subsequent mobility issues.

Please note, we are informed that the vessel’s decks will require some remedial repairs in the not too distant future (at an estimated cost of about £3,000). The trailer pictured is not included in the sale.

And finally… The vendor also has a (gorgeous!) cottage for sale locally too, and so there’s the opportunity to make this purchase a full “Escape to the Country” lifestyle change! Details of the property are available from Aldreds Estate Agents.

DISCLAIMER:

Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.


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