14.6m ex Naval Motor Launch, houseboat…

Price Details

Price: £60,000 GBP
Location: Teddington. River Thames
Year: 1962
Condition: converted
Category: Power
Class: River Cruiser
Keel Type: 3/4 Keel


Vanguard, an historic ex Naval Pinnace. was bought up from the South Coast when purchased in 2005. Her present owner has honed his own professional skills into he , work of a very high standard. Unfortunately, now she is too much for him and his health so she has got to be SOLD.
She would make a lovely house boat for someone currently moored on the Thames. Very light and airy internally.
There are 4 cabins, berths for 8 persons – 2 x doubles, 4 x singles, 2 heads….
Headroom of 5ft 9ins….
Hull is of laminated wooden construction double diagonal planking on timber frames, the hull has also been sheathed. Deck has been laid with marine ply and teak.


Nominal Length: 14.63 m
Length Overall: 14.06 m
Length At Water Line: 4.09 m

Beam: 4.17 m
Draft: 1.19 m
Max Draft: 1.19 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 2724 litres
Water Tank Capacity: 1800litres
Engine Power: 270hp
Number of Engines: 2


Berths: 8
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Passenger Capacity: 8

Builder and designer : M.Blackmore
Boat Name: Vanguard

Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Semi Displacement


Engine Model: GM 6-71M
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Twin General Motor diesel engines. 270hp in total
Raw water cooled , wheel steering
2 x triple blade props
Cruising speed 10knots max 18knots
KVA generator
spare pair of propellers
Batteries replaced with new 2016
Smart battery charger
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



Double diagonal. Cascover sheathed. Interior and decks completely re worked.


8 berths incl 2 doubles in 2 cabins and 2 x saloons.
Headroom 5ft 9ins
2 heads 1 x shower
electric hob and microwave.
Pressurized water system, fridge,
carpet, curtains and cabin heating system


56lbs Danforth anchor with 100 m chain
Warps and fenders
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass

Navigation Equipment:

Raymarine 8inch Chart plotter Sat nav, VHF radio
compass, echo sounder, Navigation lights.

Safety Equipment:

Fire fighting equipment
2 x bilge electric pumps