Steam Launch “ESPERANZA”
A Thames saloon launch built in 1898 by Bonds of Maidenhead.
Rebuilt 1968 by Lawrence Weaver and fitted with a twin high pressure steam engine and oil fired Lune Valley boiler.
- 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.