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STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCHES
BETWEEN 20' & 30' IN LENGTH
(PLYWOOD & CEDAR STRIP)

 

Study Plans are available for these designs - remember a study plan gives you more details and a wood materials list usually on two sheets of A1, so that you can cost out a project before ordering the full plans. When you order the full construction plans you do not need to order the study plan as well, as all the study details are on the full plans.

We have 15 designs - 2 for plywood construction and 12 for Cedar strip planking.

Note also that two of the designs below 20' in length, can be extended - the 17'9" Indian Runner may be built as a 21' launch and the Edwardian 19 may also be built with a length of 21'.

 

Note - In the particulars for each design, the dry weight is given for guidance only and will vary depending on the grade/density of plywood and solid wood used - different thicknesses of ply are often used by builders and the dry weight figure is based on the thinnest ply specified.
Also the Guidance Use comments are given in good faith and are based on feedback from previous builders etc and based on standard weight adults - contact us if you want further clarification before ordering/building.
Speed and power requirements are also based on feedback and estimates and are for guidance only - actual speeds attained will depend on loading etc.
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Steam Launches on this Page

21' Edwardian 19

20' Cambrian

20' & 24' Fantail
Launches

Ruby 22 21' Ijssel Launch

23' Golden Bay
Steam Launch

26' Golden Bay
Launch

23'6" Brambling

Edwardian 26 26' Golden Virginia 25'6" Snow Bunting

28' Corn Bunting

27' Marlow 26'8" Etna
26'8" Michelle            


21' VERSION OF THE EDWARDIAN 19

Edwardian 21

We have the mould shapes and building jig details for a 21' x 5'10" version of the Edwardian 19 - drawings consist of the Edwardian 19 drawings plus the extra for the 21' version. The example shown here is by Ralph Pullen who is happy to supply fabricated deck fittings (stem head fittings etc) - for details contact Selway Fisher Design. Ralph's launch swings a 16" x 20" prop and has a saloon large enough to sleep 2 in comfort and to seat up to 5. She's shown here just after her initial launch. For ordering details see the Edwardian 19 ordering/price details on the Steam Launches up to 20' Page.
 

 

NEW 20' CAMBRIAN STRIP PLANKED LAUNCH

This is a fairly narrow launch (4'7" beam) for light weight fit-out. Her  hull has hard bilges giving maximum stability for her beam making her a fine river or lake launch. At 1’9” (0.52m), the draft has been kept to a minimum to make trailing easy.
Construction is for strip planking with Cedar over computer generated/faired mould shapes.
LOA 20' (6.10m); Beam 4'7" (1.41m); Draft 1'9" (0.52m); Displacement 2293 lbs. (1040 kg).

This example is by John MacMillan

20' Cambrian Particulars

LOA 20' 6.1m
Beam 4'7" and 5'7" 1.41m and 1.7m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 1 1/2" 0.65m
Draft 1'9" 0.52m
Displacement 2293 lbs 1040 kg
Engine 5-7 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 1640' x 5/8"x1 1/4" (500m of 16x30mm) Brazilian RC
Guidance Use 4+ adults
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

20' CAMBRIAN PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £250 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £213 ($27/$341)

NEW  20' & 24' LAUNCHES
Marlow 27

We have the computer generated and faired mould shapes and building jig details for a 20’ and a 23'10" Fantailed Launch. They are similar to the Edwardian 19 except that she has a plumb stem and slightly more beam. We supply the construction details and spec. for the Edwardian 19 to go with the mould shapes along with the saloon plans so that the builder can fit her out in similar fashion.

20' & 24' Fantail Launch Particulars

LOA 20' and 23'10" 6.1m and 7.26m
Beam 5'10" and 6' 10 1/2" 1.78m and 2.1m
Hull Mid Depth 2'10" and 4'3" 0.86m and 1.31m
Draft 2'9" 0.84m

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings + construction and fit-out details for the Edwardian 19
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

20'/24' FANTAIL PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £240 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £204 ($27/$326)

RUBY 22' DOUBLE CHINE PLYWOOD LAUNCH

 

Model by Keith E. Bragg
For those steam enthusiast who want an elegant 22’ steam launch of Edwardian profile but who do not want to spend the time and additional cost of producing a strip planked hull, we have designed Ruby. Our client originally thought of having her with a single chine ‘V’ bottom which looked quite good on the computer model and would have produced a good boat. However, by spending a little more time experimenting with a further chine to see what this looked like, we came up with a hull, still simple to build but with a little more ‘shape’ at the bow and mid section which could not be achieved with a single chine. (The single chine version still exists on the computer for those who may be interested).
The drawings show the plank shapes for pure stitch and epoxy construction but also give details for using stringers at the chines for ply on frame construction which some builders may prefer. The standard layout shows a 6’ long aft seating well which could take a light canopy, the central engine/boiler area with a side wheel steering position and bunker and a forward seating cockpit. The arrangement can be altered to suit. For those who prefer, we can give details for round bilged strip planked construction. The draft will accommodate a 21’’ prop but an ideal combination would be a Stuart 6A engine linked to a 16’’x25’’ prop. LOA 22’2’’ (6.76m); Beam 5’5’’ (1.65m); Draft 2’1’’ (.64m) Displ. 3360 bs (1500 kg); Approx construction weight 2426 lbs (1100 kg).
Note - the plans also include details of a more plumb stem.
Note also that we now have a 19' version of the Ruby design with more hull beam and depth on a shorter length - go to Motor Boats 16' to 20' in length.

Ruby 22' Particulars

LOA 22'2" 6.76m
Beam 5'5" 1.65m
Hull Mid Depth 2'6" 0.77m
Draft 2'1" 0.64m
Displacement 3360 lbs 1500 kg
Engine 6-8 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

V bottom double chine
Construction Methods Ply over frame, stitch and tape and aluminium
Major plywood requirements for hull 6 x 6mm sheets
17 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use 6-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds/jig for 8 plank per side clinker/plu version
Plumb stem alternative
Aluminium hull construction.

 

RUBY 22 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £185 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £157 ($27/$251)

New - plans to make a model of the Ruby 22
There are now plans available for a scale model of the Ruby 22 design for steam or electric power - go to www.makeamodelboat.com.


21' IJSSEL
Note, there are now 26' and 30' versions of this launch - go to the Motor Cruisers pages.
The above is an Ijssel 21 under construction by Pieter Brittijn
This launch has been designed for diesel propulsion (10-15 hp) but she can also take steam or electric propulsion. The layout drawn for her is a simple open thro’ plan with no obstructing bulkheads but she could be fitted out in a variety of ways—a saloon and/or canopy could be fitted.
Construction is Cedar strip plank and the plans give computer faired mould shapes—she could just as easily be built using the clinker/ply method too.
The hull has a full bodied wineglass shape and the forward sections are well flaired. She has the capacity to take up to 10 or more crew.
LOA 21’ (6.41m); Beam 6’6” (1.98m); Draft 2’4” (0.71m); Approx. wht 3300 lbs (1497kg).

21' Ijssel Particulars

LOA 21'6" 6.58m
Beam 6'6" 1.98m
Hull Mid Depth 2'11" 0.89m
Draft 2'4" 0.71m
Approx. Dry Weight 3300 lbs 1497 kg
Engine 10-15 hp inboard  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank (moulds also given for clinker ply)
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2460' of 3/4" x 1 1/4" (750m of 18x30mm) WRC
Guidance Use Estuary/coastal
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds for clinker ply version

 

21' IJSSEL LAUNCH PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £265 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £226 ($27/$362)


23' GOLDEN BAY STEAM LAUNCH

This launch was designed for easy trailing so a length of 23’ with a moderate beam of just under 6’ were set. In line with the Simson Strickland style of launch, the stem and transom are fairly plumb with a deep forefoot giving hollow lines forward and maximum effective waterline length for speed. The midship section is fairly full with a wide waterline beam to give good form stability and above the waterline, the topsides are well flaired forward to deflect spray and run into tumblehome aft giving her a shapely transom.

The saloon unusually, runs from the forward coaming and covers just over half of the cockpit to give maximum protection in choppy conditions to both crew and steam plant. Steering is by a side wheel adjacent to the engine . The aft part of the long cockpit is covered by a canvas canopy and she can sit 6 to 8 people comfortably. The internal fit-out can be changed if a long cockpit is not required. Construction is Cedar Strip.

LOA 23’ (7.02m); Beam 5’10” (1.78m); draft 2’6” (0.75m); Approx. weight with 1000 lbs (454 kg) of steam plant, 3363 lbs (1525 kg).

Paul Eaton commissioned us to draw up the plans for the Golden Bay and this is his hull almost planked and below,  well on the way to completion.

Below is a shortened example by Peter Hawker with forward cabin.

23' Golden Bay Particulars

LOA 23' 7.02m
Beam 5'10" 1.78m
Hull Mid Depth 3'1" 0.94m
Draft 2'6" 0.75m
Maximum Headroom 5'9" 1.75m
Approx. Dry Weight 3363 lbs 1525 kg
Engine 12-15 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

Round bilge with tumblehome
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2525' of 3/4" x 1 1/4" (770m of 18x32mm) WRC
Guidance Use 6-7 adults
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds for 24' x 6'10" (7.32 x 2.08m) version.
Construction details and plank shapes for 6 plank per side multi-chine plywood or stitch and tape construction.

 

23' GOLDEN BAY PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £285 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £243 ($27/$389)

NEW  26' GOLDEN BAY LAUNCH
Marlow 27

This 26’ version of the Golden Bay has the same fairly high and flaired bow sections designed to throw off spray which flow into aft sections which have tumblehome giving her a generous waterline beam for maximum stability.

These drawings show her with a canvas top and a 34hp diesel engine but she could take a solid cabin similar to that on the 21’ version and she may be powered by a steam plant (around 15 IHP) or by electric motor.

Construction is for Cedar strip over computer faired moulds. The interior shows simple open plan seating for 8 people but she may be fitted out with other arrangements.

LOD 26’5” (8.03m); Beam 6’8” (2.03m); Draft 2’9” (0.84m): Approx Wht. 3308 lbs (1500 kg).

26' Golden Bay Particulars

LOA 26'5" 8.03m
Beam 6'8" 2.03m
Hull Mid Depth 3'5" 1.04m
Draft 2'9" 0.84m
Approx. Dry Weight 3308 lbs 1500 kg
Engine 15 + IHP steam/34 hp diesel  

Hull Shape

Round bilge with tumblehome
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 3280' of 7/8"x1 1/4" (1000m of 22x33mm) WRC
Guidance Use 8+ adults
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

26' GOLDEN BAY LAUNCH PLANS COST

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £325 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £277 ($27/$443)

 

23'6" BRAMBLING ELECTRIC CANOE  
A leisurely craft from the Edwardian and Victorian eras - days of elegance on the Thames with parasols and wine! we were commissioned to design such a canoe, to be powered by a Gebofa electric 1.6 hp sail drive unit and constructed using modern clinker ply methods. The plans give the computer faired sectional mould shapes which are then erected onto a strong back. Stringers are then let into the moulds and the plank shapes taken easily from the building jig using the stringers as a guide. The hull could also be strip planked. LOA 23'6" (7.16m); Beam 4'10" (1.47m); Draft 1'7" (0.47m); Weight approx 975 lbs (442 kg) with batteries. Speed approx. 5.5 knots. Capacity for up to 6 people.
Brambling 23

23'6" Brambling Particulars

LOA 23'6" 7.16m
Beam 4'10" 1.47m
Hull Mid Depth 1'10" 0.56m
Draft 1'7" 0.47m
Approx. Dry Weight 975 lbs 442 kg
Engine 2-3 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

Round bilge with tumblehome
Construction Methods Clinker ply and stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 16 x 9mm sheets
Guidance Use 6 adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

23'6" BRAMBLING PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £175 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £149 ($27/$238)

 
EDWARDIAN 26

Edwardian 26Edwardian 26

ABOVE - Left, an Edwardian 26 just kisses the water and Right - the counter stern moulds before planking.
Having put the lines of an original 25’ LIFU launch into our computer system we have used this shape in the development of this 26’ Edwardian Launch. The LIFU launches were very successful and were known for their good sea keeping qualities when being used as tenders for the big racing yachts of the time. We have taken the original lines and increased the beam to the maximum for canal use and changed the bow and stern shapes to give a fan tail stern and moderate schooner bow in similar fashion to some of the Thames launches. The full construction plans have a forward engine arrangement in a cockpit with an aft saloon with raised ‘clerestory’ housing a galley, settees and wc. This arrangement can be altered to suit and steam, diesel or electric power units may be used. Enough displacement volume has been built in to take the batteries necessary for electric power. Details are shown for strip planked construction and the mould shapes given have been computer faired so that no lofting is required.
Beam is 6'10".
Apart from the original 26' x 6'10" version with schooner/clipper bow, the plans now also include moulds and jig details for the following modifications :-
26'x8' beam version schooner and plumb stem.
28'x6'10" beam version.
26'x6'6" beam version with plumb stem.

26'x6'10" beam version with plumb stem.
36'x8' beam version with original schooner/clipper bow (also includes construction drawing and spec. for Edwardian 30).
Note - Mike Bell's 30'x6'10" version is the 28'x6'10 version above and was simply stretched to 30' by spacing out the moulds further.

New - plans to make a model of the Edwardian 26
There are now plans available for a 42" (1066mm) long model of the original Edwardian 26 design (schooner bow and counter stern) for model steam or electric power - go to www.makeamodelboat.com for details.


Below - Annabelle, is a very attractive lengthened (30' x 6'10") version by Mike Bell.


Right, Annabelle at speed

Below - John Gibb's lovely 28' example "Sans Son" with a slightly raked stem.

Edwardian 26 Particulars

LOA 26'3" 8.05m
Beam 6'10" 2.08m
Hull Mid Depth 3'3" 0.98m
Draft 2' 0.61m
Maximum Headroom 6' 1.83m
Displacement 4410 lbs 2000 kg
Engine 15-20 IHP steam/25 hp diesel

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2460' of 3/4" x 1 1/4" (750m of 18x30mm) WRC
Guidance Use 6-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 14 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

26’x6’10” beam Schooner Bow/Counter Stern – original version.
26’x8’ beam Schooner Bow/Counter Stern – needs slight increase in scantlings.
26’x6’6” beam Plumb Stem/Counter Stern. 26’x6’10” beam Plumb Stem/Counter Stern. 26’x8’ beam Plumb Stem/Counter Stern – needs slight increase in scantlings.
28’x6’10” beam Schooner Bow/Counter Stern – needs increase in scantlings.
36’x8’ beam Plumb Bow/Counter Stern – needs increase in scantlings.

 

EDWARDIAN 26 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £325 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £277 ($27/$443)

New - plans to make a model of the Edwardian 26
There are now plans available for a scale model of the Edwardian 26 design for steam or electric power - go to www.makeamodelboat.com.


 26' GOLDEN VIRGINIA LAUNCH
Golden Virginia

Pete Greenfield, Editor of the Watercraft Magazine asked me to design this launch and is going to partly finance it by giving up smoking, hence the name Golden Virginia ! She is strip planked and is fitted out with settee berths and simple basic wc and cooking facilities. The stern has a fantail similar to the Edwardian 19 and she could be fitted out without the saloon to make a splendid open launch.

The combination of fantail stern and plumb stem is North American in style and very workman like.  

26' Golden Virginia Particulars

LOA 25'9" 7.85m
Beam 6'6" 1.98m
Hull Mid Depth 3'5" 1.04m
Draft 2' 0.61m
Approx. Dry Weight 4000 lbs 1814 kg
Engine 15 + IHP steam/34 hp diesel  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 3280' of 7/8"x1 1/4" (1000m of 22x33mm) WRC
Guidance Use 8+ adults
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

26' GOLDEN VIRGINIA PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £325 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £277 ($27/$443)

 

25'6" SNOW BUNTING
Snow Bunting 25
Snow Bunting is a river and estuary launch based upon the LIFU model hull with it's long waterline length and fairly full and buoyant ends. She has been designed for a client in Canada who wanted a seaworthy and trailable open launch. Full construction details are given for strip plank building combined with external diagonal veneers. This produces a very strong hull and allows the thickness of the Cedar strip planking to be reduced. The mould shapes are computer faired and she could be adapted for any method of construction (with or without veneering).
The steam plant on the first boat is an Alex Ritchie 15 IHP unit driving a 24" propeller although she could be powered by smaller units. A German client has also used the same design but is fitting a very heavy boiler unit and the drawings therefore give the mould shapes for a wider beam version (6'8") with slightly increased freeboard (This latter launch is Pluto). LOD 25'6" (7.75m); Beams 6'2" and 6'8" (1.88m and 2.03m); Draft 2'7" (0.78m); Weight with 1000 lbs (454 kg) of steam plant 3300 lbs (1497 kg).

Snow Bunting 25
Above Left - the moulds of Bob Kerr's Snow Bunting shortly before the hog and bilge stringers go in and planking starts - and to the right is a Snow Bunting modified with a counter stern by Larry Jacobson.

Below is Sea Otter an example by John Dines.

Below, the original client Bob Kerr's beautiful example built largely by John Werlich. Sadly, Bob never saw her completed.

25'6" Snow Bunting Particulars

LOA 25'6" 7.75m
Beam 6'2" and 6'8" 1.88m and 2.03m
Hull Mid Depth 3'1" 0.94m
Draft 2'7" 0.78m
Approx. Dry Weight 3300 lbs 1497 kg
Engine 15 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 2790' of 3/4"x1 1/4" (850m of 18x30mm) WRC
Guidance Use 6-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 16 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds for 24'x6'8" (7.32x2.03m) counter sterned version.
Moulds for 26'x6'6" (7.93x1.98m) version.
Moulds for schooner bowed version.
moulds for 25'6 x7' (7.75x2.12m) version with 4" additional hull depth.

 

25'6" SNOW BUNTING PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £385 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £328 ($27/$525)

28' CORN BUNTING
This 28' LOA launch is based on the 30' Amaryllis and has the same sweet wineglass transom and well rounded bow with firm bilges. She has been designed as an open launch with an aft cockpit with an athwartships steering wheel position right beside the engine for easy control of both by one person. From the steering position the layout is open allowing a walk through to the forward cockpit. She is of a size which could be fitted out in a number of ways and could include an aft cabin arrangement.
Standard construction is for strip planking which can be glass sheathed or veneered. The design was drawn up for a client in Oregon and uses an Alex Ritchie 15 IHP unit swinging a 24" propeller. LOD 27'10" (8.78m); Beam 6'2" (1.88m); Draft 2'7" (0.78m; Approx. weight 4000 lbs (1814 kg).
Corn Bunting 28'
The photos are of an example by Wash Kohnke.
 
The 3 pictures below are of the Corn Bunting with a schooner bow modification by the Rappahannock Boat Company - http://www.rappahannockboatworks.com
 

28' Corn Bunting Particulars

LOA 27'10" 8.78m
Beam 6'2" 1.88m
Hull Mid Depth 3'7" 1.08m
Draft 2'7" 0.78m
Approx. Dry Weight 4000 lbs 1814 kg
Engine 15-20 IHP steam  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2620' of 7/8"x1 5/8" (800m of 22x40mm) WRC
Guidance Use 6-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds/jig for 33'x6'10" (10.07x2.08m) version

 

28' CORN BUNTING PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £430 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £366 ($27/$586)

 27' MARLOW ELECTRIC/STEAM LAUNCH

We used the Edwardian 26 as a basis for this launch. We were asked to change the stern shape to a rather handsome counter and add more beam, but not too much, just enough to give her a more comfortable interior without taking away from her sleek lines.

Construction is for strip plank over computer faired mould shapes. The layout has a saloon with 2 sette/berths, gally and wc compartment and a large forward cockpit.

The drawings show an Aquapella electric motor but she could also be powered by diesel or steam.

LOD 27’7” (8.42m); Beam 7’4” (2.23m); Draft 2’ (0.61m); Displ. To WL 5513lbs (2500kg); Approx. weight 3749 lbs. (1700kg).

Above is an example of the Marlow 27 being built by Farrow & Chambers Boatbuilders of Grimsby - in this case they have opted for a Cedar strip core covered by a diagonal veneer - the hull could also be built using a single Cedar strip - http://farrowandchambers.co.uk
.............and finally, in the water - the recent naming ceremony at Baker's Mill in Suffolk! Adelaide is the owner - Jeff Waterson -  wife's middle name.

Adelaide won the Simonds Trophy for the best electric boat at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally.

27' Marlow Particulars

LOA 27'7" 8.42m
Beam 7'4" 2.23m
Hull Mid Depth 3'4" 1m
Draft 2' 0.61m
Maximum Headroom 6'1" 1.85m
Approx. Dry Weight 3749 lbs 1700 kg
Engine 15-20 IHP steam/25 hp diesel

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2950' of 3/4"x1 1/4" (900m of 18x30mm) WRC
Guidance Use 6-8 adults
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

27' MARLOW PLANS COST

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £325 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £277 ($27/$443)

NEW  26'8" ETNA LAUNCH

Marlow 27

 For Etna we have gone for a hull shape which is very much not the steam launch 'norm'. With her modern reverse counter stern and pronounced tumblehome home in the aft sections changing into a flaired bow sections, she has a hull that will turn heads.
 The construction is for 15mm (5/8") strip Cedar planking with a diagonal veneer of 3mm (1/8") Kaya but she could be built with a single thickness of 18mm (3/4") Cedar sheathed in glass/epoxy. The bilge stringers and engine/boiler beds are fitted before planking commences so that there is no awkward fitting later.
 The standard fit-out is for a large aft cockpit, central steam plant space and forward cockpit.
 Look out for her sister launch 'Michelle' which is a similar design but with a more raked bow.

Below are photos of Etna beautifully built by Farrow & Chambers who also built the Marlow launch. The spade rudder is not standard to the drawings but suits the shape of the aft end.

26' 8" Etna Particulars

LOA 26'8" 8.13m
Beam 6'3" 1.91m
Hull Mid Depth 3' 0.91m
Draft 2'10" 0.85m
Approx. Dry Weight 3970 lbs 1800 kg
Engine 15 + IHP steam/34 hp diesel  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2790' of 5/8"x1 1/4" (850m of 15x33mm) WRC + 28 sq.m. of 3mm (300 sq.ft. of 1/8") Kaya veneer (maybe single thickness of 18mm (3/4") WRC.
Guidance Use 8+ adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

ETNA 26'8" PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £325 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS )

 

NEW  26'8" MICHELLE LAUNCH

Marlow 27

  Michelle is a sister ship to Etna (above). The main difference is in her bow shape which is more raked - the aft sections and transom are the same as Etna. She has an open internal layout similar to Etna's.  With her modern reverse counter stern and pronounced tumblehome home in the aft sections changing into a flaired bow sections, she has a hull that will turn heads.

 The construction is for 15mm (5/8") strip Cedar planking with a diagonal veneer of 3mm (1/8") Kaya but she could be built with a single thickness of 18mm (3/4") Cedar sheathed in glass/epoxy. The bilge stringers and engine/boiler beds are fitted before planking commences so that there is no awkward fitting later.

These photographs are of Mike Bell's example which has been stretched slightly to 27'6" simply by spacing out the moulds.

26' 8" Michelle Particulars

LOA 26'8" 8.13m
Beam 6'3" 1.91m
Hull Mid Depth 3' 0.91m
Draft 2'10" 0.85m
Approx. Dry Weight 3970 lbs 1800 kg
Engine 15 + IHP steam/34 hp diesel  

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 2790' of 5/8"x1 1/4" (850m of 15x33mm) WRC + 28 sq.m. of 3mm (300 sq.ft. of 1/8") Kaya veneer (maybe single thickness of 18mm (3/4") WRC.
Guidance Use 8+ adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

MICHELLE 26'8" PLANS PRICE

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