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Boat adverts last modified 12th July 2024

 For Sale

Electric Launch with Steamboat Hull

12th July 2024


Unique electric boat with lovely woodwork in excellent condition. She was designed to be a steam boat and could be fitted out as such. All the electrics are under the rear seat. It wouldn’t take much to install a steam plant and the gearing to switch between the two power sources. This would give you an extremely versatile boat.

Current drive is a new 1.8kW reversible brushless motor attached to a weed-shedding propeller. The drive mechanism is chain and sprocket.

I have the pulleys to convert to a cam-belt drive which would be quieter. I don't know the origins of the fibreglass hull but it is well built. The keel has been extended, making it deeper, to provide extra stability. Steering is via cables. The electrical system is 48V. The battery pack is 12ah and comes in a carry case so it can be removed for charging. Battery isolator switch fitted. Battery packs cost around £60 making this a far cheaper, more versatile, system than traditional electric boats with built in batteries. Each battery pack will give you a >2hr endurance at a gentle cruising speed. Three packs will last you all day. I have used the same set-up on a tour boat for 5 years without any problems. Trailer is twin axle and functional. It was repainted last year. Come and have a look, open to offers.

Length: 5.23m

Beam: 1.74m


Price: £3950

Contact: Graeme

Phone: 07999449173


 For Sale

SL Dalmore

4th July 2024

After over 10 enjoyable years of owning and running SL Dalmore we feel this is time to pass her to new owners.

SL Dalmore has a long and varied history, starting in 1906 on the Thames named PUNCH. It is believed she remained on the Thames until being rebuilt in Norwich during the 1950’s when named SILVER HERON sailing on the Norfolk Broads. The hull was fitted with an internal combustion engine probably at this time. She then came North to Scotland in the 1980’s to sail alongside LADY ROWENA on Loch Awe. Unfortunately during this period she sank and became derelict. Acquired in 1994 by the late Bob Smith, rebuilt, and a historic steam plant fitted between 1997-99. She was first steamed during August 1998, the engine believed formerly to be in a launch named MAY, the boiler by Merryweather built in 1944 but had never been steamed. In 2012 she was acquired by the current owners, who have continued to sail her regularly on Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond and occasionally on Windermere. 

In her current ownership, Dalmore has been maintained to a very high standard. Whilst some modern upgrades have been carried out, these have been sympathetically incorporated while maintaining her Edwardian charm.

Dalmore comes fully equipped with removable electric outboard motor, drive batteries, echo sounder, navigation lights, fore and aft anchors and is currently in a ready to sail condition. The current boiler certificate expires in August 2024.

The sale includes a bespoke built RM tandem axle trailer.

Also included are all spare parts, tools and sundries associated with the boat and trailer.

Dalmore on her trailer weighs in at 3500kg and is therefore trailable without any special considerations.

More information and pictures can be viewed on the SBA Register.

Open to offers over £36k

Contact Scott or Ken

Phone:- 07880315206 or 07711422417

Email: KenJHenderson at gmail dot com



  For Sale


SL Genevre

27th June 2024

I have owned Genevre since June 2008, she has attended SBA and other events throughout South, West and Midland areas, but the time has come for her to have a new owner.


The sale includes:-

  • Galvanised twin axle road trailer with fitted winch. New set of tyres fitted two years ago.

  • Canopy with side curtains. Paddles, fenders, mooring ropes and anchor.

  • Full cover, covering boat on trailer with canopy and funnel.

  • Approx half ton Welsh Steam Coal.

  • Various spares

Hull: Open launch.


Construction: wood epoxy

Hull model: Elegance No 23, built 1990 by Glyn Lancaster Jones of Port Dinorwic.

LOA:19ft 6ins, Beam: 5ft 6ins, Modified Victoria class transom stern, blue, varnish deck and interior.

Boiler: 2-drum water tube, built 1999 by Historic Steam Ltd at Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Selectable condensing or puffing option, prop. shaft driven feed pump, hand pump, Buffalo injector Windermere kettle and whistle. The boiler has just gained its latest boiler certificate.

Engine: Compound 2in + 3 1/4in x 2 built Precision Steam of Tiverton, designed by Anthony Beaver No. 505.

Propeller: Bronze, 3 blade, 15in x 19 in. 1in s/s 316 shaft.

Location: Gloucester

Price: £12,500.00 (open to sensible offers)

Contact: Chris Drake 01452 740930 or 07717 467674

Email: c dot m dot drake415 at gmail dot com



For Sale (Price reduction)

SL 'Moondance'

23rd June 2024

Regrettably, due to ill health, John Whittaker is selling his legendary steam cabin launch  ‘Moondance’.

He is open to offers in the region £22,500.00

For lots more information, including videos, go to www.steamboatjohnny.co.uk. ‘Moondance’ is extremely reliable, well-travelled and a great performer, fitted with a large Taylor single and a vertical firetube boiler.  Full details of her steam plant and equipment can be found under 'Technical' in the Steamboat Register entry here: https://steamboat.org.uk/user.php?id=62100

Contact Email: cooper at blackberryhouse dot co dot uk