Sailing yachts

River launch

(REF: 18460)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Mayhew River Launches
  • Year: 1986
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 16'11"
  • Beam: 5'10"
  • Draft: 2'

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Full specification

Wooden Ships Comments

Built in 1986 in Bristol by Mayhew Motor Launches on a mould taken from an old river launch.  The GRP hull was fitted out with varnished mahogany to great effect.

Originally fitted with a steam engine, this was replaced with a conventional diesel around 2004.

Used extensively in present ownership for escorting long river rowing expeditions, she has been professionally maintained and is in very good order.

Comes with a galvanised road trailer and all over fitted cover.

Length Overall                   16’11”

Beam                                    5’10”

Draft                                      2′


 River launch


GRP simulated clinker hull with varnished mahogany sheer strake and rubbing strake.  Traditional rope fender all round.

Straight laid varnished mahogany deck with mahogany coamings all round.

Varnished mahogany thwarts and engine box.  Comfortable seating for 8 people.

Tiller steering with a bronze rudder stock up through the aft deck.



Perkins 3cyl diesel fitted around 2004.  Recent new water pump fitted.

stainless shaft with a 3 blade bronze propeller.

Stainless steel fuel tank under the fore deck with an in line fuel filter.

Twin 12 volt batteries.

Bronze navigation lights

Electric bilge pump



Road trailer with recent wheels and hubs

Fitted all over cover

Seat cushions

Warps and Fenders


Full specification and details available upon request





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.