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Andrew Wolstenholme Motor Launch

(REF: 22471)


  • Designer: Andrew Wolstenholme
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 13'
  • Beam: 5'
  • Draft: 18"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Andrew Wolstenholme Motor Launch

Built in 2011 at the Lyme Regis Boatbuilding School by the current owner who had completed their 38 week course.  The build was overseen by professionals on site and is finished to a good standard.

The design is by Andrew Wolstenholme, originally planned for an electric engine but altered during build to take a small diesel.

The design is perfect for river and sheltered coastal exploration, with enough sheer and freeboard to take a bit of weather but small and light enough to make her easy to launch and recover.

Built from cold moulded triple diagonal mahogany, she is rigid and light but also does not suffer from drying out and the consequential taking up issues.  This makes her ideal for being dry stored ashore and launched when required.

A very pretty boat in nice condition, fully equipped and ready to go.


Length on Deck                 13’

Beam                                    5’




Cold moulded in triple diagonal Khaya mahogany with epoxy glue, total hull thickness of 9mm.  The hull has been finished externally in 2 pack paint.  Coppercoat antifoul underwater.

Sawn wooden floors across the bilge.  Bilge area painted out in epoxy paint.

Sapele transom, varnished externally.

Mahogany rubbing strakes, cover boards and coamings finished in Deks olje No.1 for ease of maintenance.

Small fore and aft decks in straight laid Douglas fir over a plywood subdeck.  Bronze mooring cleats and fairleads fore and aft.

Sole boards of Douglas fir with mahogany margins.

Fore and aft thwarts and bulkheads in sapele.

Transom hung mahogany rudder on bronze hangings.




Nanni twin cylinder 10hp fresh water cooled diesel installed new in 2011.  Only approximately 30 hours run time since new.  Fitted with exhaust temperature alarm

Engine box lifts of completely to give all round access for maintenance.

Single lever controls with a stainless shaft to a 3 blade bronze propeller.

25 litre plastic fuel tank under the foredeck.

Single 12 volt battery in aft locker, charged from 40 amp engine alternator.




Galvanised road trailer with electric winch

Tonneau cover with removable sections

Nanni 10hp diesel

12 volt battery

Fuel tank with filter

Rudder and tiller

Exhaust temperature alarm


Ensign and staff

String of fenders each side






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.