STEAM LAUNCH built 1901 by E.W. and W.E. Cawston of Reading, UK. Double skinned teak on oak. Khaya mahogany superstructure and internal joinery. A magnificent example of Victorian elegance restored by Mark Stanley at Nichol's Boatyard, Runnymede, UK in 1980. Winner of the Horsham Cleat Trophy at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally, Henley in 1998 and 2000, awarded for Best Presentation of Craft.
Fully reconditioned condensing twin cylinder compound steam engine. Rebuilt oil fired boiler. 24v electric system and Calor gas system. Galley with black granite work surface, good size stainless steel sink. Pump out heads with green marble surrounds to toilet and wash basin. All windows beveled glass. Exquisite stained glass oval feature window in saloon. Seating 12 for buffet or 8 for formal dining.
Partially restored with a huge amount of work undertaken, the hull has been rebuilt and painted. Some internal woodwork needs either replacing or refitting. Galley and heads need finishing. Wiring, engine, boiler and steam ancillaries need completing. The price reflects the amount of work still required and the circumstances of the sale. This vessel is, in our opinion, one of the finest classic boats on the Thames and is well worth the time and effort required to complete the restoration. The pride of ownership would be considerable.
NOTE: Photos from c.2004 looking her very best with guests on board - by request.
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