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OUR STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH
DESIGNS & PLANS

Last updated 21/12/13

 

 

We now have over 17 designs (plus 4 design alterations which lengthen/alter some of the standard designs) in our Steam & Electric Launch Catalogue with more on the way. They are all (like most of our designs) commissions from clients with specific requirements in mind - you should be able to find one in our catalogue which closely meets your requirements - but if not, our YachtCAD system is able to quickly make modifications (change style, dimensions, number of planks etc, etc). Our launches range from 13' to 50' in length and our YachtCAD system enables us to change major hull parameters quickly.

Please note that whilst each launch/canoe was designed for a particular mode of propulsion, most of the designs can take steam or electric or internal combustion modes of power.

The launches are built using both the stitch and tape (tack and tape) method and/or the Cedar strip plank method - see the links at the bottom of the Navigation Frame (to the left) for more details and examples of these methods of construction.

NOTE - for UK and EU customers, from 04/01/11 the UK/EU prices include VAT at 20%.


CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO VISIT EACH SECTION OF OUR STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH PLAN RANGE

OR USE THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

 

 

STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCHES
UP TO 20' IN LENGTH
STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCHES
20'-30' IN LENGTH
STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCHES
OVER 30' IN LENGTH

 


Model Steam Launches

Plans to make models of some of our steam launch designs are now available from our sister site www.makeamodelboat.com

Plans for models available so far include :-

  • 17'9" Indian Runner

  • 22' Plywood Ruby Launch

  • 26' Edwardian Launch

  • Contact us if you are interested in plans to make models of any of our other steam and electric launch designs.

Above is a model of our Snow Bunting Launch made by Frederick Walker of Canada.

For links to a couple of excellent North American Steam Boat web sites go to www.steamlaunchartemis.net  and www.northweststeamsociety.org

For a link to the North American Steamboat Association site go to www.pcez.com/~artemis/NASAhome.htm

For a link to the SBA (Steam Boat Association of Great Britain) web site go to www.steamboat.org.uk


CATALOGUE OF STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH DESIGNS on CD

 The Steam & Electric Launch catalogue is now on CD in PDF format - this version of the catalogue is packed with colour photographs of our launch designs (more than on our web pages). 

 The CD also contains a section on Building a Strip Plank Launch Hull with 33 colour photogaphs showing the various stages - the Felix, Indian Runner, Corn Bunting and Edwardian 26 hulls are used as examples. There is also an easily printable order form and contact details.

 

 Also see our Strip Plank Boat Construction Manual (below) which goes into the methods shown in the photographs  on the CD in more detail - it also contains details of deck and superstructure construction.

Sterling cost 4 + 1.50 P&P  in the UK- (Europe Airmail is 3.00, Elsewhere Airmail is 4). US Dollar cost is $15 incl. Airmail.

 

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