Allegro, a 1920s-era Detroit Boat Co. double-ender launch, has been enjoyed by her current owner in Mount Desert Island waters for the summers of 2018 and 2019, since significant upgrades in 2017. Originally built with a gas engine, she currently has a 2017 electric Elco EP-6 (equivalent to 6 HP) motor that runs on 3 batteries. Richard Stanley Boats installed the motor, built the seat benches and engine box, and made repairs as necessary. She comes with a customized prop cage to deflect lobster trap lines and a single-axle trailer. She scoots along anywhere from 4 - 5 1/2 knots and is a classic beauty!
This boat was built by the Detroit Boat Co in the 1920s (estimated). Cypress planking over oak frames. The exterior hull has been fiberglassed. Deck hardware consists of a brass stem iron, 4 brass cleats, 4 brass chocks, 2 oar locks set in coaming, and brass stern rails. The seats and engine box were built by Richard Stanley Boats in 2017. Currently, the boat is painted as follows: White topsides, Green Trim, Red bottom, Buff decks, Gray platform.
2017 Elco EP-6 (equivalent to 6 HP) motor located in aft engine box. 3 Vitron AGM 12v-220 AH batteries located in box forward of engine box. Main charger NOCO Genius, Model GEN 3 three-bank 30 amp. Elco control/instrument panel., which includes throttle, battery status, RPM, ammeter. Mechanical wheel steering in bow, centerline. Bronze 3-blade propeller. Oak rudder. Custom prop cage.
Cruising speed: 4 - 5 1/2 knots.
Operating time on a full charge estimates anywhere from 4 - 9 hours, according to speeds.
Time for full charge takes 3-4 hours.
This open cockpit launch has port, starboard and stern seating (along with the engine box). Her folding canvas hood with isinglass windshield and port and starboard 'ports' offer captain and crew the accommodation to be out of the weather while underway.
Electric Bilge Pump with dedicated battery and charger
Battery Charger for propulsion batteries
Fenders and Dock lines
Oar locks midship
Bow & Stern Flagstaffs