Sailing yachts

Edgar Cove sailing launch

(REF: 18726)


  • Designer: Cove, Edgar
  • Builder: Edgar Cove
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Camarthenshire
  • Length on deck: 18'
  • Beam: 6'8"
  • Draft: 2'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Edgar Cove sailing launch

Sailing launch built by Edgar Cove in 1959 at his Salcombe yard.

Typical of Coves boats of the time with an elegant sheer line, straight purposeful stem and a sharp bilge giving good stability and sea keeping.  Used y the present owner for exploring coasts and estuaries around west Wales, she is a very attractive and sound boat that is very unusual to come across.

At 18′ she is a very manageable size but big enough to take the whole family in safety, plus she can be easily towed behind a moderate sized vehicle.  Maintained annually by the owner and used every summer, she is not an immaculate show piece but she is a good sound boat with lovely pedigree and a very unusal and popular design concept that is perfect for many people.

Length on Deck                 18′

Length Overall                   20’11”

Beam                                    6’8″

Draft                                      2′




Clinker planked in 0.5″ mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers at 8″ centres.

Some timbers sistered and plank fastenings tightened in 2003 refit.

Grown oak floors across the centreline.

No external ballast.  Internal iron ballast of 4 large pigs.

Narrow side decks with a small aft deck and foredeck, all in varnished mahogany.

Varnished mahogany coamings all round the cockpit.

Varnished mahogany thwarts and wooden sole boards.

Transom hung rudder.

Galvanised centreplate with new pivot bolt fitted 2019.




Gaff sloop rig on varnished pine spars with a keel stepped mast

Stainless steel standing rigging to external bronze chain plates, tensioned with lanyards.

Sails in tan terylene, Mainsail new in 2014, jib older but in good condition.

Wyckham Martin furling system on the jib.

New mainsail cover in 2014.

Simple rig, easily handled by one person and nicely designed so that it looks balanced and in proportion.




Sabb 10hp single cylinder diesel with a 2 blade variable pitch propeller

Engine beds shot blasted and powder coated in 2014 along with new engine mounts and a re-paint of the engine.  Starter motor rebuilt 2018.

Stainless steel fuel tank under the fore deck.

2 x 12 volt batteries new in 2015.

1 manual and 1 electric bilge pump.




Full rig including spars, cordage and sails

Galvanised road trailer, serviced

Cockpit cover

Mainsail cover

Hand made boom tent

Danforth anchor

58′ 3/4″ braided rope.

Pair of large sweeps with rowlocks

Manual bronze bilge pump






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