This glorious launch was built by H Gibb and son of Trowlock Hampton Wick and was refitted by Rupert Latham of Norfolk in 2009 to stunning standards. The boat now has a quiet electric motor. Gentlemans launch Typical Specifications, Length 29ft 4in (8.94m), Year Believed 1924, Berths 2, Engine Best 4KW electric motor, Fuel Electric, Beam 6ft 10in (2.07m), Draught 2ft 4in (0.71m), AirDraught 6ft 10in (2.08m), Boat Safety Certificate 21.04.2013, Gentlemans launch Construction, Hondurus mahogany carvel hull painted cream, Oak keel and stem, American elm frames, Mahogany cabin sides varnished, Cream cabin roof, Brown acrylic canvas fore and aft canopies, Large cabin windows for excellent river vision, Gentlemans launch Engine, Best 4KW electric motor, Conventinal shaft drive, Single lever speed controller, Ammeter, Battery condition indicator, Zivan 15 amp battery charger, 4 x heavy duty batteries, Approx 12 hours running at half speed, Wheel cable steering, Gentlemans launch Fore Well, Open plan area with removable canopies, 4 x wicker seats, Helm position to port with seat, Seat to starboard, Door aft to cabin, Gentlemans launch Main cabin, Bench seating/berths either side, Removable dining table, Galley area to starboard aft, Stainless steel sink with cold water supply, Storage cupboard and drawer, Toilet compartment to port with chemical toilet, Door to rear deck, Bench seating either side, Gentlemans launch Interior, Varnished mahogany tongue and groove planking to cabin sides, Varnished mahogany tongue and groove mahogany flooring, Gentlemans launch History, Lady Hamilton spent many years on Lake Windermere at Graythwaite Hall and was painted grey in World War II as a home guard boat to protect the Sunderland Flying Boat Factory. The boat was displayed at the Windermere Steamboat Museum for a while before being commissioned for use on the Thames. The current owners bought the boat and then underwent a major refit to restore her to her current condition.