Small craft

Percy Mitchell Open Motor Launch

(REF: 26831)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Percy Mitchell
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 18'
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 2'

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Full specification

18′ Open motor launch thought to have been built by Percy Mitchell in the 1950’s or 1960’s although the exact history is not known.

A thorough professional refit completed in 2022, the hull was stripped to bare wood inside and out, new oak gunwhales, new thwarts and sole boards, second hand 25hp Nanni diesel, new engine box, battery and fuel tank.  The boat comes with a galvanised road trailer that is in road going condition.

This is an attractive and spacious launch that is now in excellent condition with a good engine and looking generally very smart.


Length on Deck                 18’

Beam                                    6’6”

Draft                                      2’


Carvel planked in pitch pine all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Oak centreline and stem with a new keel show and stem band.

New oak capping rails and gunwhales all round.  New aft deck sheathed in epoxy glass cloth.

New sole boards in douglas fir.

New douglas fir thwarts with oak supporting knees.

Transom hung rudder with a new oak tiller.


Nanni 4.150HE 4cyl 25hp diesel engine.  2010 engine installed in the launch in 2022 and a second hand unit.

Mechanical gearbox to a centreline 3 blade propeller.  New Morse engine control unit in 2022.

New wooden engine box with sound proof insulation.

10 litre plastic diesel tank under the aft deck with a deck filler.

1 x 12 volt Yuasa 50ah battery charged by the engine alternator.


Galvanised road trailer

Anchor and warp

Automatic bilge pump

12 volt battery

Warps and fenders

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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.