Custom Open Motorboat Electric Motor Launch - Circa 1900

Stunning Electric Launch
  • Boat REF#  ·  310700
  • Length  ·  5.56m
  • Year  ·  unknown year
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Engine  ·  1 x Electric 1.4hp, Best Direct Drive Electric Motor (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Southampton
Boatshed Southampton
Boatshed Southampton
Boatshed Southampton

Extra Details

Designer Unknown
Builder Unknown
Lying Southampton


Engine 1 x Electric 1.4hp
Engine make and model Best Direct Drive Electric Motor (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


Length 5.56m
LWL 5.44m
Beam 1.68m
Draft Min 0.09m
Draft Max 0.41m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 9 batteries charged by: shore power 8 Engine Batteries and 1 Domsestic


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Teak Hull
Mahogany Decks

Deck Gear

Tonneau cover

1 anchors
(Small Fishermans)
8.00m of rode

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Southampton are pleased to offer for sale, this stunning classic motor launch CIRCA 1900. She is built in the carvel style and is made of teak with mahogany decks. It is thought that she was originally built as a tender for a larger Motor Yacht. She still has the original lifting plates. The current owner has thoroughly restored her to the magnificent condition that she can be seen in today.

Up to 10 years ago she was powered by a steam engine. In about 2010 she was converted to a modern, quiet electric engine. This is powered by a bank of eight 12 V batteries that can be charged in about five hours. She has a range of about 40 miles. The owner has meticulously maintained her over the time and she is in immaculate condition.

This boat would suit somebody who would be willing to take on the stewardship of such a wonderful craft. The current owner has had her for over 40 years and will be sad to see her go.

For more information, please call Roger at Boatshed Southampton. Serious buyers only.

This Custom Open Motorboat Electric Motor Launch - Circa 1900 has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drewery of Boatshed Southampton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

41 Years

Why are you selling her?

Not using the boat enough

Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads and 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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