Sailing yachts

Latham 23 Classic Motor Boat

(REF: 17880)


  • Designer: Latham, K. Poole
  • Builder: Ken Latham, Poole Dorset
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: South Coast
  • Length on deck: 23'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 2'

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Wooden Ships Comments

A classic motor yacht, known as the Latham 23,  designed and built by Ken Latham of Poole, Dorset.  He went on to build another and a total of six were built, of which five are still around.  Ideal for estuary and coastal cruising.



                                              Length on Deck          23’

                                              Beam                           8’

                                              Draft                           2’

                                              Built                            1965                           



Carvel African mahogany planking on oak frames.  Planks are splined down to the waterline and caulked below, Laid teak deck.  Transom hung rudder.



Perkins 4107 47hp 4 cyl diesel inboard. 1965.  Shaft drive.  This is the original engine which is reliable and easy to maintain, with parts still available.

10 gal fuel tank.

2 batteries

80 amp generator



Four berths.  Chart table.  Galley with a new hob, oven and grill.  Galley sink.  Baby Blake heads compartment forward.





Garmin Fishfinder

Sestrel compass


Brass Clock/barometer



Bilge pumps


Inflatable dinghy


Other gear

Anchor/chain and warp

Full cockpit cover in blue

Cockpit cushions

Boarding ladder


Cockpit table




Full specification and details available upon request





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