Clinker Built Harbour Launch

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£8,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  265603
  • Length  ·  6.00m
  • Year  ·  1964
  • Construction  ·  Clinker
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 30hp, Beta 3 cylinder Diesel (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Chelmsford
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Lying Chelmsford
Fuel capacity 75.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Beta 3 cylinder Diesel (2014)
Engine Hours Engine1: 200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

The engine instrument and starting panel was replaced as new June 2020.
The engine has been regularly serviced, professionally.
A stern gland greaser and glass fuel sediment bowl are also fitted.
Battery new June 2020, with new isolator and bus bar, allowing quick battery release.


Length 6.00m
LOD 6.00m
LWL 6.00m
Beam 2.44m
Draft Min 0.60m
Draft Max 0.60m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Built of mahogany clinker design, with Oak cappings, recently (July19) having had a Hull inspection and repaint , by a traditional Broads boatbuilder and earlier in May 19, the cappings and seats were re-varnished and internal floor re-painted.

Deck Gear


1 anchors
(Sea Anchor)
6.00m of chain
20.00m of rode
There is also an out of the water, heavy duty cover for the boat.

Nav Equipment

Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Boat Safety Certificate until 2022
2 x automatic bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump new June 2020

Broker's Comments

This unique vessel is a traditionally designed, 20ft (6m) sea going (high bow) Motor Harbour launch/ferry/fishing boat, equally suited to pleasure trips boat. Built of mahogany, with a clinker hull and oak cappings, the boat has had a recent Hull inspection and repaint buy a traditional Broads boat builder. The cappings and seats have been re-varnished and the internal floor re-painted. The boat is highly manoeuvrable, turning in it's own length, accelerating to a good speed and stopping as quickly. With the high bow she is at home on the sea, as on the Inland waterways and so ideal for a variety of uses, including exploring coastlines, estuaries, lakes, rivers and wide canals.

In 2019 she completed a charity boat trip the length of the River Thames, from Southend Pier to Lechlade (180 miles). Then in Sept 2019 she completed a tour of the Norfolk Broads, north and south and is now ready for the next adventure.

The engine is a 30 hp sea going Beta, is 6 yrs old and has only completed 200 hrs and been regularly serviced, professionally. A stern gland greaser and glass fuel sediment bowl are also fitted.
There is a Clipper depth gauge fitted, two automatic electric and one manual bilge pump. In addition there are navigation lights, a horn and 2 x auxillary 12v power points for charging today’s technology. Also a sea going anchor with 6m chain and 30m of rope 2 x life rings each with 20m of floating, yellow rope, inshore flares and a first aid kit and compass, (sorry no ships bell). 5 quality mooring ropes are also included. To do this years trips, she is fully compliant with an Inland waterways safety certificate until 2022 and compliant with regulations for the Port of London Authority for the tidal Thames and the Environment agency for the Non-tidal Thames.

The owner has offered to deliver the boat for free within the UK. There is also a trailer, possibly available if required to purchase (Indespension Big Dipper 3).

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Clinker Built Harbour Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle

Where have you sailed her?

East coast rivers.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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