Metric units


Owner: John Jeffs

Area: UK-East Anglia


open launch with canopy. Construction: GRP with teak deck and mahogany interior.
Hull model: Frolic 21
Built 1985 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
Fit out 1985
LOA: 21' 0", LWL: 18' 3", Beam: 5' 6", Draft: 21' 0",
Counter stern, white, wheel and tiller steering.


Kingdon type VFT Built 1986 by Langley Engineering at Storrington
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 160 psi, Heating area: 32 sqft,
Welded steel ,expanded tubes construction,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, steam feed pump, Windermere kettle, whistle, siren,
K22, No.1 size, welded shell, 2' dia x 2' high, hand fp, Buffalo injector, Wkettle. Auxiliary Weir type fp.


Compound. 2 1/2" + 4" X 3"
Built 1985 by Alex Ritchie at Wrabness
Design: 6A by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.306. 2 tfc, 2 cbs, Xhead driven air and fp, Kcond, 450 rpm, 5 IHP.


3 blades, Right Hand, 16" X 24"


New launch built to the requirements of the initial owner, Dr Ivor Slee 1985 Hull fitted out by builders Steam & Electric Launch Co. Wroxham, Norfolk. Machinery installed by Alex Ritchie, Wrabness. First steamed May 1986. Cruised extensively River Thames and Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Ownership transferred in June 2005 to Martyn Hennings in Cornwall . Steamed and located on the Helford River, Falmouth, Cornwall. Ownership transferred to John Jeffs April 2015 to new location Norfolk/Suffolk border and Norfolk Broads.

Last Modified: 2018.03.28.

Helford River ( see more pictures below )


(Photo by Otto Thomson) Lake Geneva 1998