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25′ Motor Launch

(REF: 29120)


  • Year: 1910
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 2'

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Wooden ships Comments on this 25′ Motor Launch

Believed to have been built on the Clyde in 1910 as a steam powered motor launch.

She has since had a Bukh diesel engine fitted.  This is a very fine elegant boat in need fo some refit work before being used.  There is a full and detailed survey carried out in April 2022 that details the exact condition and what work is required.

The boat comes with an excellent SBS road trailer that is ready to be towed away.

She would make a fine project for someone to return to steam power, or simply use her with the existing diesel engine.


Length on Deck                      25’

Beam                                       6’

Draft                                       2’


  • Carvel planked in mahogany.  Fastened with copper rivets and clenches to steam bent oak timbers.  Topsides are finished in varnish.
  • There are a significant number of cracked timbers that will need to be addressed.
  • Oak stem and keel with a mahogany transom.
  • Oak rubbing strake all round.
  • Aft deck and fore laid in teak and holly faced plywood.
  • Chromed deck fittings.
  • Varnished mahogany thwarts and engine box.
  • Transom hung mahogany rudder with tiller steering.  Previously fitted with cable steering to a small wheel.


  • Bukh DV 36 3cyl diesel.
  • Stainless shaft to a centreline 3 blade bronze propeller. This is a large diameter propeller similar to one used for a low revving steam engine.
  • Large stainless steel fuel tank under the aft deck.
  • Single 12 volt battery charged from the engine alternator.


  • SBS twin axle road trailer
  • All over cover
  • Rudder and tiller
  • 2 x auto electric bilge pumps
  • Danforth anchor with warp

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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.

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