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Uffa Fox Harbour Master Launch

(REF: 26431)


  • Designer: Uffa Fix
  • Builder: Clare Lallows of Cowes
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 2'6"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Uffa Fox Harbour Master Launch

Designed by Uffa Fox and built by Clare Lallows of Cowes in 1959.

One of the few motor vessels designed by Uffa Fox, she was built as the Cowes harbour masters launch and worked in the port for many years before being transferred to the Beaulieu River as harbour masters launch there.

Sold into private ownership after years as a successful work boat, she was given a thorough professional refit at Bucklers Hard Boatyard in 2020-2021.

This is a very attractive and unusual boat that certainly stands out from the crowd.  Her layout has the engine right forward under the foredeck with a long shaft back to the propeller.  The low but safe wheelhouse gives good protection with ample sitting headroom, there is also a tiller for outside helming if desired.

Her powerful Yanmar diesel gives plenty of grunt for pushing tides, she even has her original towing hook on a tow post.  The boat has been tested in very adverse conditions and is very safe and stable.

This is a very interesting and special boat with strong connections to the Solent her entire life, a well known vessel in these waters.  She would make an excellent pottering boat for a buyer looking for something a little different.


Length on Deck                 25’

Beam                                    7’6”

Draft                                      2’6”


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

Sheathed plywood decks with non-slip Treadmaster patches.

Heavy toe rail with bronze fairleads at the bow and on the side decks.

Foredeck has a large Sampson post with a steel stem head fitting, forehatch and dorade vents.

Large rope fender all round.

Opened backed wheelhouse in varnished teak with bronze framed windows.


Yanmar 4TNE88-SA 48hp 4cyl fresh water cooled diesel.

Engine located under the foredeck with good all round access.

Long stainless shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller

Rod and gear steering mechanism from the wheel with the ability to tiller steer if desired


Garmin chartplotter GPSMap 451


Garmin Fishfinder 400C sounder

Kent Clearview screen

Search light

2 x 12 volt batteries

240 volt battery charger

Solar panel with regulator

Engine driven salvage pump with deck outlets and hose

Manual bilge pump

Auto electric bilge pump



Fitted cockpit cover

Flag and ensign

Teak boarding ladder

Horse shoe lifebuoy

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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.

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