Sailing yachts

21′ Plymouth Harbour Launch

(REF: 18363)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Blagdons of Plymouth
  • Year: 1950
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Length on deck: 21'
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 18"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 21′ Plymouth Harbour Launch

Known as a Plymouth Waterman’s Boat she was built by Blagdons of Plymouth in the 1950’s and is believed to have worked on Naval duties in Plymouth.

Being sold as a project, the late owner started refit work on the hull but more is required.  She has an as new road trailer and recently reconditioned engine ready to go back in

This is a big volume boat ideal for estuary or inshore work. The cock-pit is capable of accommodating 10 people. A mahogany open backed wheel house with a canvas extension makes her suitable for all-weather use.

The hull has a delightful sheer and is beautifully balanced on the eye, she sits well in the water and rises nicely to a swell making her a dry, stable boat even in a chop.


Length on deck                                 21’

Beam                                                    6’6”

Draft                                                      18”




Clinker planked in mahogany, all copped fastened to close-spaced steam bent oak timbers.

The fore deck and aft deck are laid in varnished hardwood with seams payed in black butyl rubber.  Aft deck has started to lift.

The wheel house is built in varnished iroko and gives over 6′ head-room.

Nav side lights are carried on the upper forward corners, windscreen wipers on both forward windows. Grab rails on the roof for security.

Mooring cleat on the fore deck, stbd sided chain roller on the stemhead.

Varnished midships thwart with double knees both sides. Varnished seats each side aft.  These are all out of the boat but will come with the sale.

Steering by modern stainless steel wheel on a Bowden cable to a tiller arm on the rudder under the aft deck. The rudder is fitted with a standard varnished tiller in case of gear failure.




Yanmar 2GM 20hp 2-cyl naturally aspirated diesel engine, center-line  installation to a center-line 3-blade bronze prop. Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger.

Engine is currently out of the boat and was recently professionally overhauled and refurbished, has been bench tested and is ready to fit back in.  Full details of the engine overhaul are available.

Dual Morse controls – forward at the wheel and aft by the tiller.

Twin automatic bilge pumps.

Manual bilge pump.

2 x 12v batteries




Galvanised road trailer 2019

Reconditioned Yanmar diesel

2 x 12 volt batteries

Manual bilge pump

Auto electric bilge pump

Warps and fenders

Canvas wheelhouse extension ,cleaned and repaired

Outboard engine bracket on the transom




Full specification and details available upon request





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.