Paddle Steamer “MONARCH”
P.S. Monarch is a 42 Ft paddle steamer licensed for 12 passengers and sheis reputedly the smallest commercial paddle steamer in the world with all the features and charm of her bigger sisters.
42 feet long
7 feet 9 inches beam (14 feet including paddle sponsons)
Hull is flat bottomed with a fine entry and a counter stern, drawing 21”. It was made by Bob Deards of Stargate Marine. Fore and aft Vetus thrusters are fitted.
Compound Marine Engine 4 1/2” HP, 8” LP and 10 ½” stroke by Staniforth Engineering, Rochester.
Boiler feed pump and air pump are engine driven off the little ends by rocking beams.
The engine exhausts into an inboard condenser then to a hotwell, to be pumped back into the boiler. Cooling water to the condenser is provided by a 12v centrifugal pump.
The boiler is a scotch dry back type built by Chatham Steam, fired by diesel fuel through a Riello 240v burner.
240v power is supplied by a Paguro diesel yacht generator.
The saloon and wheel house are wood, the boiler room housing is steel.
Steam Yacht “MYRA”
- Length 42 ft
- Beam 8ft 7in
- Clipper bow and counter stern, carvel teak non oak frames.
- 4 berths in two cabins and a galley.
- Engine triple expansion 4.1/2 + 7 x 6” stroke, with scotch boiler, currently oil fired. All steam auxiliaries.
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 “BELLE”
This vessel was built in Kingston upon Thames in 1894. She worked out of Worcester on the Severn for 80 years, and she last worked in 2009.
Potential for private yacht or historic passenger carrier. She was licensed to carry 100 passengers. Equipped with galley, bar and 2 WCs with ornate hand basins, and a large dining area.
Converted from steam, now fitted with Gardner 84hp diesel engine.
Teak on oak framed hull, lowering funnel and awnings for low bridges, original ship’s wheel and telegraph, modern electrics, transportable by road.
L.O.A. 75ft (22.86 Mtrs), Beam 15ft, Draft 4ft 9”
Displacement: 24,000 kg
Official No: 118486
National Register of Historic Vessels: No.272
Price On Application
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.
For many years Gallant has been operated as a full time business, carrying up to 12 passengers for trips on the river Fowey in Cornwall. As such, the launch is fully licenced to operate by the local harbour authority, with annual inspections.
Watch a video of Gallant here.