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Motor Launch

(REF: 21357)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Pascoes Boatyard
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 21'
  • Beam: 7'10"
  • Draft: 2'

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Built by Pascoes Boatyard at St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, probably in the 1950’s.  She is believed to have been the school ferry in the 1960’s carrying children from St Mawes to Flushing across the Carrick Roads.

She was purchased by the present professional shipwright owner and given an extensive refit, completed earlier this year.  She had extensive rot in the starboard side and needed most of the topsides down to the water line replacing, along with numerous frames.  New decks fore and aft, new capping rails, fitting of the windscreen and an overhaul of the engine completed the refit.  She is an absolutely stunning launch, a real head turner, and is no doubt in superb condition after the extensive amount of professional work she has had.

The large cockpit is great for day trips with family and friends, but with the addition of the forepeak which has seating and a heads she can give a little bit of shelter when required on damp days.

A beautiful and quite unusual launch in superb condition.  Light enough to be towed on a decent trailer if required.

Length on deck                 21′

Length Waterline            20’6″

Beam                                    7’10”

Draft                                      2′




Carvel planked in 3/4″ pine fastened with copper rivets to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers of 1″x0.75″ at 6″ centres.

Every 4th frame is a larger sawn frame.

Raised topsides forward in varnished oak, this planking was all new in the refit.  Single bronze porthole each side in the raised topside planking

Topsides planking on the majority of the starboard side was new in the refit along with numerous frames.

Varnished mahogany transom with mahogany transom hung rudder.  Wheel steering with cables onto a short galvanised tiller under the aft deck.

Oak back bone with a galvanised keel band.

Internal iron ballast of 0.5 tons.

Aft and foredecks new in the refit, made of marine plywood screwed to the new oak deck beams and sheathed externally.  Straight laid teak then glued over the sheathing and the seams paid with Sikaflex.  Varnished oak coverboards and king plank.  The plywood subdeck forward has been routed in lines to give the effect of a laid deck.

Small elegantly design windscreen in varnished oak on the foredeck gives a little shelter to the helmsman and makes the whole boat look superb.

Large bronze foredeck cleat with bronze fairleads and hawse pipe.  Stainless steel bow roller for anchor warp.  Bronze cleats and fairleads on the aft deck.

Varnished oak capping rail all round.

Thwarts along either side and across the aft end in slatted iroko.

Engine box made of painted T&G pine with a straight laid teak lid with a varnished oak surround.

Pine sole boards




Yanmar 3GM30 24hp diesel installed on the centreline.

Single lever controls with a stainless steel shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed, 6 knots max.

Stainless steel fuel tank under the aft deck of 60 litres.

Single 12 volt battery in forepeak charged from engine alternator.

1 manual and 1 electric auto bilge pump.

All round white navigation light on top of the ensign staff.




Space forward under the foredeck with a bench seat each side and a Jabsco manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.

Hawse pipe with small chain locker right against the stem.




Yanmar 3GM 30 diesel engine

12 volt battery

Rudder and wheel steering

Manual bilge pump

Auto electric bilge pump

5kg Bruce anchor with 30m of 6mm chain

Jabsco sea toilet

Stern swim ladder

Warps and fenders


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