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Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch for sale in United Kingdom for £29,950

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LOA
13 m
Price
£29,950
Beam
2.8 m
Year
1988
Draft Max
0.9 m
Engine Make
W Sisson & Co of Gloucester
Draft Min
0.9 m
Engine Model
5”+7” x 7.5” condensing compound
Hull Material
Steel
Engine Count
1
Boat Type
Power
Fuel
diesel
RB Ref
RB394881
Berths
1
Location
Windsor
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About this Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch


This 42’ Replica Gentleman’s Steam Launch ‘Surta’ was built by Bristol shipyard owner, David Abels, to his own design and for his own use in 1988. ‘Surta’ has been owned by the current owners since 2002 & has been a regular guest at Thames and other Steam Boat Association events. She is built to canal gauge: 42’ LOA & LWL, 6’10” Beam, Draft 3’ & she displaces 7.5 tons.

  • Boat Safety Scheme Certificate until 6th of May 2025
  • Environment Agency Thames River Registration until 31st December 2021
  • Boiler Certificate until 8th November 2022
  • Boat Safety Scheme Certificate until 6th May 2025
Engine

Surta’s engine is a 5”+7” x 7.5”  condensing compound built 1950 by W Sisson & Co of Gloucester. Rated at 15hp the engine was built for use in Farnborough Technical College. It has a piston valve on the HP end driven by Stephenson’s link motion reversing gear, & a slide valve & slip eccentric on the LP end. The skin condenser is 18 sq ft, welded to the outside of the hull & the right handed three bladed bronze propeller is 24”x 53”.

Boiler

Her boiler is newly re-ticketed. It is a 3-drum all-welded steel water tube type designed by John Cooper, built 2003 by Blackbeth Engineering (Devon). Diesel fired, it has an output of 300lbs per hour at 150psi. Boiler feed is by engine driven pump, injector or hand pump, and there is a Windermere kettle &  whistle – of appropriate tone.

Accomodation

She provides adequate living space for longer cruises. A saloon which converts into a double berth, a galley with cooker & fridge, head & shower.

Additional Items Included
  • Tools
  • Crockery & cutlery
  • Detailed drawings for the boat & engine
  • Spare parts

Specifications

Double Berths1
Drive Transmission DescriptionDirect
Engine Horse Power15.0
Engine Year1950
Engine TypeOther
No of Heads1
Propeller Type3 Blade, Bronze

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