Sailing yachts

Traditional Clinker Launch

(REF: 18490)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1950
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 12'10"
  • Beam: 5'3"
  • Draft: 1'2"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this traditional clinker launch

A traditional clinker launch built in the early 1950s, we believe on the Isle of Wight. She has room for an inboard engine and two rowing positions. A sound and pretty boat with nice lines, she would make an ideal winter project for somebody who is looking to explore their local river or coast next spring.


She was originally fitted with a Stuart Turner petrol engine however a modern small diesel would fit very nicely.

She now requires the replacement of several ribs and some planking. She is being sold without an engine.

Length Overall                       12’10”

Beam                                    5’3″

Draft                                     1’2”



Clinker planked in mahogany and pine, all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Pine stringers and gunwhales with yellow pine stern sheets. Solid oak thwarts with heavy supporting knees.

Mahogany rudder, oak tiller and engine box with teak grating for the forward sole.



A pair of leathered and varnished ash oars and rowlock

New folding anchor

Galvanised chain and nylon line

Blue buoyancy cushions

Ensign and staff

Bilge pump

Boat hook

Scrubbing brush

2 new brass bow badges





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.