wooden ships comments on this Dartmouth launch
The last boat built by the Wootton Bridge Boatbuilders Ltd. Cowes, completed and displayed at the 2007 Xcel London Boat Show.
Clinker planked in 7/16” Brasilian mahogany, all copper fastened to steam oak timbers on an iroko back-bone. Utile floors. Epifanes varnished topsides and inside .
Fore deck and aft deck laid in teak over a ply sub deck, seams payed in black Sikaflex. Varnished mahogany cover-boards with rope fendering all round.
Bronze deck fittings including fairleads forward and aft and single chain-roller stemhead fitting. Ensign staff carried in a bronze socket on the top of the rudder stock.
Sampson post on the fore deck and Sampson posts in the after cock-pit coaming corners.
Nav lights carried on a stainless steel post 18” above the fore deck. Bronze stern light on the transom.
Cock-pit coamings in varnished mahogany, nicely radiussed around the forward face.
All varnished interior surfaces with a stowage tray under the fore deck and locker under the stern deck.
Centre console carries the hydraulic wheel steering and engine instrument display under a Perspex hinge-up lid. Hydraulic ram under the aft deck to a short tiller on the rudder stock.
The engine is under a removeable box in front of the console giving full all round access.
Varnished mahogany bench seating each side from the forward well cock-pit to the seat across the stern behind the wheel.
The cock-pit sole is laid in scrubbed teak on ply lifting panels.
Betamarine 10hp 2-cylinder diesel engine, fresh-water cooled with heat exchanger installed on the centre-line midships. Single lever controls. Bronze sea-cock for sea water intake.
Conventional stern gear and shaft running in an external cutlass bearing and grease stuffing box on the inside end with remote greaser. 3-blade bronze prop.
Stainless steel fuel tank of approx 15 litres under the fore deck with deck filler.
Fuel filter fitted in the shelf under the fore deck for easy access with flexible rubber fuel piping.
12v battery located under the after thwart. Main isolating switch on the steering console.
Folding anchor and warp.
12v nav lights.
All-over boat cover.
New galvanised trailer with spare wheel.
Launched for a short sea trial after returning from the London Boat-Show and remained unused and stored ashore under cover until sold by Wooden Ships to the present owner in the Scilly Isles 3 years ago. Owner now bought a larger varnished boat.
This is an immaculate boat, afloat and ready to use.