23 ft Steam Launch, Design #125

Silva Bay Shipyard School built this husky launch in 2001. Proposed power is a triple expansion steam engine developing 8 HP at 500 RPM.

Generous beam and heavy construction give this one more stability and load carrying capacity than is commonly found in steam launches. There is comfortable seating for six.

Traditional construction, shapely hull and fantail counter with its solid rabbetted stern block make it a challenging building project. However the plans are fully detailed and include building set-up, deck shelf and optional hard canopy.

Plans are drawn 1 in. = 1 ft.

Construction: carvel on bent frames

Length: 23 ft 6 in
Beam: 7 ft 4 in
Draft 2 ft 3 in
Displacement: 3600 lbs
Building time: 1800 hours
Skill level: high

Design #125: 9 Sheets

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23 ft Steam Launch, Design #125
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