The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Osborne Ex-Police Boat

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  • Boat REF#  ·  262671
  • Length  ·  9.14m
  • Year  ·  1942
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 60hp, Mermaid (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Thames Ditton
Boatshed Thames
Boatshed Thames
Ben Evans

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder William Osbourne
Lying Thames Ditton
Last survey 01/01/2016

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Mermaid (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

Dimensions

Length 9.14m
Beam 2.50m
Draft Max 0.75m
Airdraft 1.75m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Teak double diagonal hull with oak timbers

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

2 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Drapes
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Rode
Fenders

Manual windlass
1 anchors
(Danforth)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

A rare example of a 1940s police launch, one of only eight made. This particular boat escorted the Havengore as she carried Winston Churchill's coffin down the Thames.
The vessel is propelled by a powerful 60hp Mermaid engine, now only required to gently glide the craft smoothly along the upper Thames.
An open centre cockpit provides a comfortable area to watch the scenery slip past, with accomodation to sleep four and a galley to prepare tea and light meals.
The boat has been maintained by the local boatbuilder and is presented in remarkably good condition. However, she needs to get more use, hence the current owner is reluctantly putting her up for sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Osborne Ex-Police Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed Thames. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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