Price: £5,350 GBP
Location: Mistley Essex, GB
Year: 1930’s actual year of build unverified.
Condition: fair, part restored
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel
23ft Carvel wooden river launch from the 1930’s. Built in St. Mawes , Cornwall.
Used as a ship to shore pilot vessel in Harwich Harbour during WWII. For a while she was owned by the Edme Company of Mistley, Essex. In her present ownership for three generations of the same family.
Kept on a swinging mooring in the season, spending Winters ashore in a barn.
Semi sheltered helm positions, wheel steering, an open aft cockpit with bench seating. Forward a large open cabin with two bench settee berths, berth cushioning, an integral galley area. Forward in fore peak. Baby Blake sea toilet and stowage cupboard.
Recently viewed she is in “end of season condition” requires an entire external refit.
Inboard Saab diesel engine, functional. Appeared to require some cosmetic work…..
Sat on a yard trailer.
Length Overall: 7.16 m
Length Of Deck: 5.18 m
Length At Water Line: 6.71 m
Beam: 2.13 m
Draft: 0.71 m
Air Draft: 2.13 m
Max Draft: 0.71 m 2ft 6ins
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gallons
Displacement: 3.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Number of Engines: 1
Engine Model: Saab
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive, triple bladed propeller
Passenger Capacity: 6
No water tanks or holding tank.
Builder: St Mawes Boatyard, Cornwall
Boat Name: Nesta
Hull Material: Carvel planked, deck sheathed and painted, forehatch over “the heads”, a large
sky light over the saloon. both with canvass covers
Hull Design: Displacement long keel with iron keel band. keel stringers