Gentlemans Launch 23'

Full refit and new engine 2024
  • Boat REF#  ·  333665
  • Length  ·  6.86m
  • Year  ·  1946
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 25hp, Beta (2024)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Falmouth Working Boat
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 12/04/2024


Engine 1 x diesel 25hp
Engine make and model Beta (2024)
Engine Hours engine1= 4
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Fixed 3 blade bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New Beta 25hp diesel engine (warranty to 2029) with TMC40 2.6.1 gearbox with 40 Amp alternator. All new ancillaries and components (exhaust, fuel filter, Vetus mixer box, throttle cables and control, etc). New shaft and Prop-Protector shaft fitted rope cutter. New ultraflex steering cable with new boss and Stazo teak wheel

Completely re-wired from engineer’s plan with Fusion music system, twin batteries (85ah), solar panel (140w), shore power adapter, cockpit and cabin and underwater LED lighting


Length 6.86m
Beam 2.24m
Draft Max 0.40m
Displacement 2,000kg (4,410.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Newly re-launched in May this year following a two year complete rebuild that was observed regularly throughout by the Marine Surveyor (survey signed off in June 2024). All structural timbers are new and replaced, including decks (individually planked teak/iroko over ply) and new wheelhouse. Over 800 hours spent on construction/re-build and an additional 250 hours on painting and varnishing
Epoxy sheathed (West System) in 2006


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Comfortable twin cabin, freshly varnished
Brand new Jabsco head under seating
Diesel cabin heating
Sailcloth bespoke cockpit cushions


Cabin heating

Comfortable twin cabin, freshly varnished
Brand new Jabsco head under seating
Diesel cabin heating
Sailcloth bespoke cockpit cushions

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers

Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
(10kg Bruce)
30.00m of chain
30.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

Simrad Cruise 7 navigation unit with speed and course

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This pretty Falmouth 23 ex-working launch epitomises what can happen when a well-built timber boat is in the hands of a shipwright, in a shed! The result is just beautiful!

She's also extremely sea kindly, ideal for coastal and estuary or river cruising and now made practical as a pleasure boat with lots of storage, modern electrical systems, cabin heating and a hidden head! The perfect picnic boat!

Her refit between 2022-24 was overseen by a surveyor, fully documented and photographed and she is in commission and cruising the Solent with a new engine, new electronics and turning heads wherever she goes.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years 4 months

Why are you selling her?

Change of boating plans

Where have you sailed her?

Solent (Hamble, IOW, Chichester)

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