30ft 1937, Classic Motor Launch. A Project

Price Details

Price: £12,500 GBP
Location: Goldhanger, nr Maldon Essex  GB
Make: Boats and Cars (Kingston) Ltd
Year: 1936
Condition: A Project, 10 years of restoration works has been carried out on her.

Replacing planking, new keel bolts, new transom, removing deck and wheelhouse, new decks beams. Re-caulking , painting of the hull. removal of all services and mechanics.

The interior dismantled and retained.  Replaced coach roof sides and helm bulkhead.

She was launched in 2008 and since then has been kept in a dry store.
Category: Power
Class: Antique and Classics   Expired MCA Part I Official number: 165635
Keel Type: Long shallow Keel, Lead ingot trimming ballast.


This is a Part restored project which has been in the same ownership for the last 20years. After she fell over and damaged her topside coved inon one side, he decided to take her on .

After much restoration work to her hull. she was actually re floated, 2008. She was then taken out of the water and transported to her current site which is inside a workshop/ shed at home.
All equipment and gear taken out of her has been retained.
There are still many man hours required, a “labour of love” is required to get her back into commission.


Nominal Length:9.14 m
Length Overall: 9.14 m
Length At Water Line: 8.84 meter

Beam: 2.44m
Draft: 0.91m
Air Draft: 2.44m
Max Draft: 0.91m

Dry Weight of the hull. : 3.00 tonnes – Approx

Accommodation (As is was)

Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Designer & Builder: Boats and Cars (Kingston) Ltd, on the Thames
Boat Name: Lockheed


Hull Material: Mahogany carvel planked on Oak frames. oak deck beams.
Hull Design: Displacement

Engine Description: A 50hp BMC diesel engine was removed. There is a shaft and a single propeller.
Everything has been stripped from the hull.  There are no mechanic parts or associated gear available..


Carvel planked, recaulked before she was relaunched in 2008. She has since been kept as an empty hull. Some of her mahogany planking was replaced where she had fallen over and the topsides had coved in.
Hatches and skylights , portholes are all still available. New floors, new transom all new deck beams of Oak. New mahogany cabin sides have been replaced after the raised wheel house was removed. New bulkheads have been fitted under the mast decks and aft in to the open aft cockpit.New bronze keel bolts were replaced. attaching through to her external Lead ballast keel. She had some trimming ballast up forward to counter the extremely heavy old engine.


Presently a totally empty hull with exposed deck beams. One large cabin and an exterior deep cockpit. Her original interior has been kept,

along with all the portlight surrounds, the hatches and the internal doors.
She would have offered a Double V berth up forward, a chain locker in the fore peak. A separate Heads compartment. a Galley facility opposite with two full length bench berths.
External steering position port forward position. Raised flush deck over the accommodation with a companionway steps to aid access to the tabernacle/ or Windlass for anchoring.


Ship’s spoked steering wheel. , much of the interior as it was dismantled.
a propeller, lead trimming ballast… a quantity of chain and anchors.
Hatches, butterfly skylights. companionway steps. port hole surrounds.
Galvanised tabernacle for the steadying mast, deck steeped.. Mast gaff and boom, no sail or rig….

Recreation Facilities: The original launching trophy and template of her silhouette from 1937.

Original Blue Book of ship’s registration