Sailing yachts

21′ Coves launch

(REF: 18436)


  • Designer: Coves
  • Builder: Coves, Salcombe
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 21'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 21′ Cove’s launch

Built by Coves of Salcombe in 1959 to their traditional design.  She is very obviously a Coves boat with the straight stem, sweeping sheer and plumb transom with a nice turn of tumble home.

For many years she was a hire boat on the estuary but was sold into the present private ownership and used for fishing and river trips.  This size of boat makes her very stable with plenty of space for all the family and with a good size engine she will cruise at a decent speed.

An exceptionally pretty launch, there are few left of this style and size.

21′ Coves launch


Clinker planking all copper rivet fastened to steamed oak timbers.

Varnished mahogany slatted thwarts fore and aft.

Varnished teak engine box.

Aft deck and fore deck in laid teak over plywood.





Beta Marine 3cyl 20hp diesel installed new approx. 2008.

Centreline stainless shaft to 3 blade bronze propleeler.

Stainless fuel tank and filter under the foredeck.


Full specification and details available upon request