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Saumarez V

Owner: Malcolm Davies


Area: UK-South West


Cabin/Saloon Launch.
Hull designed by Sam Wilkinson
Built 1972 by Monochrome at Plymouth
Fit out 1996 by Bill Findlay
LOA: 23' 0", LWL: 20' 0", Beam: 7' 0", Draft: 1' 9",
Counter stern added 1982, aft cabin, 2 berths, wheel steering, fore mast, white, varnished deck and superstructure. Windows changed 2003.


VFT Built 1996 by Precision Steam at Tiverton
Fuel: paraffin, Pressure: 150 psi,
Kcond. Modified No.5 size. Fitted 1996. Modified Ed Hass Burner design no.9 , all SS construction


Compound. 2 1/2" + 5" X 3"
Built 1981 by Gordon Cheape / Sam Wilkinson at Crossmyloof
Design: Savery style by: Gordon Cheape
pv valve. Joy Radial valve gear.
On 4 turned columns, 7 IHP, 500 rpm, Fitted 1990.


3 blades, 16" X 26"
Shaft: 30" mm


Bare hull completely fitted out and plant installed by first owner Sam Wilkinson. First steamed at SBA Thames Cruise Aug 1973. 1973-82 fitted with V centre drum WTB and 1982-96 a 2 drum WTB. Bought by Bill Findlay 1996 completely re-fitted and steamed on the Basingstoke canal. Acquired July 2000 by present owner and is now steaming on the river Tamar, Cornwall. . Ref: Funnel 10 and 11, and Classic Boat March 1991.

Last Modified: 2022.05.31.

On mooring at Calstock