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OUR STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH
DESIGNS & PLANS

Last updated 07/05/20

 

 

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.


 

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


 

All Full Construction Plans and Study Plans are now available as electronic PDF files which can be sent to you as email attachments, for you to download.

If you want to receive PDF files rather than paper hard copies then mention this in the ‘additional notes’ section of the ordering process and make sure we have your email address – or send us a separate email (to paul@selway-fisher.com) with your requirements.

Most reasonably sized towns have a Copy Shop or Print Shop with an inkjet plan printer capable of taking PDF files and printing them out onto A1 or A0 paper. You can also print the files out at A4 size and zoom into the plan files within Adobe Acrobat reader. The advantage is of course, that you do not have to wait for the post - as soon as your order payment has been made, we can email you the plan files.


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