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1897 Steam Launch - £10,500

Lying : Norfolk - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Steam Launch

General Specification

LOA : 8.23m (27ft 0in)
Beam : 2.11m (6ft 11in)
Draft : 0.76m (2ft 6in)


Mechanical & Electrical



It is understood that the vessel's boiler was overhauled and given a 10 yearly examination in 1999, when it was stated to be in certification. Believed, originally, to have been called "Myrtle", her original Daimler-Benz petrol engine is now in the Science Museum, having been presented to them by her then owners in 1943. In the 1980s she became the property of the Wigan Museums service, who changed her name to "Progress" and used her as a visitor launch from the then newly opened Wigan Pier Museum.

A really attractive vessel, with lovely lines. She is very solidly constructed in teak on teak so should have many more years of life remaining. She needs some tidying (some new floorboards and a new engine box for instance) which the current owner is too busy to carry out. However, we believe she represents very good value at the asking price and we therefore recommend early viewing.


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Archived 2002


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