Sailing yachts

McGruer Gentlemans Launch

(REF: 23133)


  • Designer: McGruer of Clynder
  • Builder: McGruer of Clynder
  • Year: 1922
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 6'6"

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Wooden Ships Comments

Designed and built in 1922 by McGruers of Clynder as a gentlemans launch.  She was berthed on Loch Earn until 1929 when she was purchased by McGruers and used as their work boat and tug to move yachts around where she remained until the McGruers business closed up about 20 years ago.

The current owners bought her with a view to carrying out the restoration that is required.  They have stripped her back to the bare boat, removing various additions and stripping the hull back to bare inside and out.

The teak planking is in relatively god condition but the transom needs replacing, the keel is in a bad way and most of the steamed timbers need replacing.

It is thought she was originally built with a small central wheelhouse and two cockpits, an elegant boat for pottering around the inshore waters of the west coast of Scotland.

Length                  26’

Beam                    6’6”




Planked in teak all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Sawn oak floors and long engine beds adding great strength to the hull.

Foredeck and aft deck with a curved teak coaming, however this will probably be removed in the refit so could be replaced to whatever design a new owner wishes to have.

Teak cockpit thwarts.

Various cockpit sole boards

Transom hung rudder with cables and wheel steering mounted on the side of the cockpit.  New bronze wheel to be fitted.




No engine with the boat, although engine beds are in place.

There is an engine box and the stern tube is in place.

Fuel tank has been removed but comes with the boat.





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.