Metric units


Status: Active use

Owner: Robert Dossor

Area: UK-East Anglia


Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Frolic 18
Built 1984 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
LOA: 18' 0", LWL: 16' 6", Beam: 4' 9",
White grp hull with varnished mahogany deck & interior. Tiller steering


2 Drum WT Designed by SBA,
Built 2019 by Duncan Selby
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi,
Steel drum(s). 26 X 0.5" dia Cunifer tubes. weld less, drum ends attached by single stay construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, whistle,
Built by Duncan Selby 2019 and tested SBA February 2020. Tested and certified March 2021


Vee twin. 2 1/4" X 2 1/2"
Built 2000 by Ian McAlpine
Design: Double 5A by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. Slip ecc. with spiral sleeve valve gear.
Displacement lubricator and twin variable feed pumps, eccentric driven by chain from crankshaft


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 16" X 20"
Shaft: 3/4" Stainless Steel


Originally named Margaret Morrison Sailed by first owner N Alexander on Loch Ness. Later owned by Malcolm & Gwyneth Yeomans. Recently owned by Colin & Nicky Rudall. Purchased 2016 by Duncan and Gill Selby. Temporarily converted to electric whilst engine and boiler repaired by owner following inspection failure. Boat renamed 'Whisper' 2019 and re-fitted with steam 2020. Boat sold 2020 to current owner, operated mostly on Norfolk Broads.

Geldeston Locks 2021


Potter Heigham bridge 2020

Crew in charge Hickling 2020

Spring afternoon 2021- river Waveney

Sept 2020 - Wroxham

Additional crew