Steam Ferry S.S.”BETULA”
An unusual opportunity to buy the remains of a steam ferry, originally built as the S.S. “Perch Rock” by Caledon S.B., Dundee in 1929.
The ferry has had all superstructure removed to form a pontoon, but contains complete and intact steam machinery including:
2x triple expansion main engines 14½ + 28½ + 38 x 24” Cylinders.
2x ‘Scotch’ 3-furnace boilers.
Pumps – various boiler feed, circulation and air pumps, Weir and Drysdale.
Bohn & Kähler 3 KW steam driven generator set.
Price On Application
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
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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.