Sold: 20ft. THAMES STYLE RIVER LAUNCH – circa 1930s – Lying: River Avon




Boat Details

Overall Length: 20ft
Waterline: 18ft
Beam: 7ft 4ins
Draught: 2ft 6ins
Displacement: 3 Tons T M
Engine: 10hp Honda O B Motor
Berths: Two Berths
Sail: n/a
Designer: Traditional
Builder: River Thames
Year Built: 1930s
Location: Worcestershire


A traditional Thames style Cabin Launch dating from circa 1935.

Carvel pine planked hull on steam bent oak timbers all copper fastened. Elm transom. Teak laid decks and teak superstructure with plate-glass windows. Long keel, raked stem, transom stern, round bilges.
Traditional interior with varnished teak joinery. Two upholstered settee berths to port and starboard. Foreward cabin with two small berths which could easily convert to a double. Chemical WC.

Spacious aft cockpit with locker seating and lazarette.

10hp Honda Four-Stroke Motor, new 2010, approx 100 hours only. 5-litre fuel tank. About 6 knots. 12-volt battery. Originally Piddle had an inboard engine fitted and there is ample scope for a diesel installation if desired.

Grapnel Anchor, complete fitted mooring cover (2010) bilge pump, eight fenders, boathook, brush, seven lifejackets, horn, lifebelt, boarding ladder.



Classic Yacht Brokerage have know Piddle for many years and in the current ownership, she has been carefully maintained. The exterior hull was completely re-painted in 2012.  All recommendations carried out following a 2010 survey. Now in end of season condition Piddle requires a few winter repairs, reduced guide price to take this into consideration.

An attractive, well built traditional cabin launch ideal for those lazy days on the river, for family picnics, weekending, fishing or just simply pottering about on the water.

Guide: Sold

Lying: Ashore, Worcestershire

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