Sailing yachts

16′ Clinker Motor Launch

(REF: 21771)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 6'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 16′ Clinker Motor Launch

Believed to have been built as a ships boat for a Lowestoft Fishing Trawler, she was originally just a heavy duty rowing boat and had an engine fitted at some stage in the past.  She is a very pretty little boat with a beautiful sheer line and slips effortlessly through the water.

Refitted by the present professional owners, work completed in 2020.  The hull was rebuilt with a new transom, new aft deck, new capping rails and the interior fitted out with new thwarts and cockpit sole boards.  A reconditioned Beta 10hp diesel was fitted with a newly built engine box.  The hull was stripped to bare wood inside and out with all new paint system top to bottom.

She is a very elegant, smart and ready to go launch with a road trailer.  Her size is perfect, not too small but not too large, capable of taking family and friends on picnic cruises around the river but also able to undertake local coastal passages.

Length                  16’

Beam                    6’




Clinker planked in larch all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Oak capping rails all round, new in recent refit.

Pine thwarts with wooden knees.  All thwarts new in refit.

Pine sole boards all new in the refit.

Small aft deck new in recent refit with new transom

Engine box with teak lid doubles as a table for picnics, new in recent refit.




Beta Marine 10hp 2cyl marine diesel.  Low hours and recently serviced.  Installed as a recon unit during the recent refit.

Stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 6 knots.  Shaft prop and stern gear new in recent refit.

40 litre plastic fuel tank under aft deck with a deck filler.

Single 12 volt battery charged from engine alternator.




Road trailer

Rudder and tiller

Beta 10hp diesel

Auto bilge pump

Bow and stern lines





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