32ft Motor Launch, Saunders and Roe Tug for flying boats, 1935

Price Details

Price: £15,000
Location: River Thames,  West London GB
Make: Saunders Roe of Isle of Wight
Year: 1935
Condition: Ashore for refitting
Category: Power
Class: Pilothouse
Keel Type: Full Keel


Domino was built in 1935 by Saunders Roe on the Isle of Wight to tow their Princess Flying Boats. She was then owned by Harry Spencer, a Yacht Rigger from Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was refitted by his Company in 2001.  The “Works” included reengining her and new hydraulic steering fitted. The deck and wheelhouse were fibre glassed and had her keel strengthened. She continued being  a work boat / tender for the Company, until 2008.  Her keel cooling system was replaced with a heat exchanger.
In her present ownership she is now kept on the upper reached of the Thames. She was bought ashore for a survey  last Autumn 2022 and since then he is  taking the Winter  to work through the surveyor’s recommendations.


Length Overall: 9.75m
Length Of Deck: 9.75m

Beam: 3.00m
Draft: 1.07m
Air Draft: 2.44m
Max Draft: 1.07m

Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 124hp
Number of Engines: 1


Bench berths: 2
Single open cabins:
Passenger Capacity: 6

Hull Design: Semi Displacement
Hull Speed: 13: knots


Engine Model: Iveco 6 cylinder
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Iveco 8061 M14, 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated ,diesel engine.
Sited amidships. Shaft driven propeller
93 kw equates to the potential of 124hp…..
Morse single lever controls
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


A semi displacement hull,  a heavy robust, long keeled hull double diagonal Mahogany planking.

A pair of bilge stringers as extra external rubbing topside strengthening. Paint finish to external hull.
Grey painted decks. Re antifouling required. Lines of this vessel are similar to a Nelson hull design.
Superstructure / coach roof all paint finished, Fibreglass over marine ply.
Open aft cockpit. Helm position under a shelter/weather housing, a coach roof over an open forward cabin space. Twin open settee bench berths.

Heavy duty rubber fendering to her bow and stern.


Open aft deck. Forward open cabin space, with settee bench berths. Paint finish.
Wooden cabin sole. Non slip rubber matting in the cockpit.
Forehatch in the fore cabin.


Heavy duty rubber fendering around the bow and stern
1 x Danforth anchor and chain
1 x CQR kedge anchor
Fenders and warps
Large aft towing Samson post.

Small solar panel for trickle charging on deck head.

Navigation Equipment:

Hydraulic wheel steering.
Clearview screen
Navigation lights.

Safety Equipment:

2kg dry powder fire extinguisher
6 x lifejackets with clip on life lines.

Grab rails on coach roof


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.