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Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch

Boat Name Surta  Price £29,950

Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales
Classic Replica Gentleman's Steam Launch Surta - offered for sale by Tingdene Boat Sales

Year

1988

Dimensions

LOA – 12.8m
Beam – 2.83m
Minimum draft – 0.91m
Maximum draft – 0.91m

Engines

Total power – 15hp
Total engines – 1
Type – W Sisson & Co of Gloucester 5”+7” x 7.5” condensing compound  
Year built – 1950

Accommodation

Number of double berths – 1
Number of heads – 1

This 42  Replica Gentleman s Steam Launch  Surta  was built by Bristol shipyard owner, David Abels, to his own design and for his own use in 1988.  Surta  has been owned by the current owners since 2002 & has been a regular guest at Thames and other Steam Boat Association events. She is built to canal gauge: 42  LOA & LWL,  6 10  Beam, Draft 3  & she displaces 7.5 tons.

  • Boat Safety Scheme Certificate until 6th of May 2025
  • Environment Agency Thames River Registration until 31st December 2021
  • Boiler Certificate until 8th November 2022
  • Boat Safety Scheme Certificate until 6th May 2025
Windsor Racecourse Marina
Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5HT
Contact Jo Minton and Josh Lindley
Email  [email protected]  Tel  01753 851 717
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Engine

Surta’s engine is a 5”+7” x 7.5”  condensing compound built 1950 by W Sisson & Co of Gloucester. Rated at 15hp the engine was built for use in Farnborough Technical College. It has a piston valve on the HP end driven by Stephenson’s link motion reversing gear, & a slide valve & slip eccentric on the LP end. The skin condenser is 18 sq ft, welded to the outside of the hull & the right handed three bladed bronze propeller is 24”x 53”.

Boiler

Her boiler is newly re-ticketed. It is a 3-drum all-welded steel water tube type designed by John Cooper, built 2003 by Blackbeth Engineering (Devon). Diesel fired, it has an output of 300lbs per hour at 150psi. Boiler feed is by engine driven pump, injector or hand pump, and there is a Windermere kettle &  whistle – of appropriate tone.

Accomodation

She provides adequate living space for longer cruises. A saloon which converts into a double berth, a galley with cooker & fridge, head & shower.  

Additional Items Included
  • Tools
  • Crockery & cutlery
  • Detailed drawings for the boat & engine
  • Spare parts