This stunning 30′ custom launch was designed by Andrew Wolstenholme and built by craftsmen at Henwood and Dean Boatbuilders. She resembles a 1930 launch in style and comfort but with a fast displacement hull capable of close to 18 knots. Her air conditioned leather cabin interior and elegant lines are reminiscent of Venetian taxi launches. We can see her taxiing guests across Lake Como or the Venetian Lido in leisurely style.
The hull construction is Westerd red cedar strip planking. Above the waterline the planking is in African mahogany. The stem is of English oak, the keel in African iroko and the hog, fore and aft deadwoods and shaft log in utile. The deck is mahogany marine plywood.
Within the cabin the craftsmen used beaded tongue and groove Alaskan yellow cedar. All electrical wiring is artfully concealed. It’s equipped with a fridge, VHF, Garmin GPS and a Cruisair DC air conditioning unit.
She’s powered by a Yanmar JH4 engine coupled with an Aquadrive unit for quiet and smooth running while the Vetus bow thruster allows for nice maneuvering.
This beauty is located on the Thames River and you can buy her for £100K at Henley.