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Steam Launch “GALLANT”

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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.


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