Steam Launch “ESPERANZA”
- Construction: Double-diagonal mahogany.
LOA: 52′ 0″, LWL: 45′ 0″, Beam: 7′ 6″, Draft: 3′ 9″
Clipper bow, counter stern, wheel steering, steam heated aft saloon, 3 berths, white, varnished teak saloon, deck and interior, 7 knots.
- Boiler: Lune Valley type WT Built 1980 by John Ashton at Wallingford. Fuel: Oil.
- Engine: Twin High Pressure 5″ + 5″ X 6″. SV valve.
Steam Launch “GALLANT”
This elegant steam launch was built c1900 and is 30ft long by 6ft 10in beam. Gallant draws about 2ft 6in when loaded, hull being of carvel construction: pitch pine planks on sawn oak frames, with laid hardwood decks. Restored and returned to steam around 1990.
Engine: 10hp V twin compound 3” x 5” x 4″, giving top speed of 7 knots.
Boiler: Coal fired 3 drum Yarrow type water tube boiler, working pressure 180 psi. With current annual inspection and 10 year hydraulic inspection certificates as of March 2016.