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For Sale  Steam Launch CHERUBINO

The boat hull was built to the owners specification by Creative Marine using their Mayfly 16 electric boat design as a basis.

Hardwood is used to construct accommodation for 6 adults & provide extensive storage space. The quality of workmanship is exemplary, is much admired & acclaimed to be the best available.

This unique vessel was fitted out by the owner & is the only steam powered Mayfly.


Overall length 16ft, Beam 5ft 6ins, draught 17ins.

Transom stern with 6 lockers plus stem & stern storage enclosures.

Stuart Turner sea cock & intake filter.

Waterproof seat cushions, fenders, weatherproof boat cover


3 drum coal fired Blackstaffe constructed by owner to an approved SBA Services design. Drawings included.

Stainless steel radiant superheater.

The boiler was inspected by a Competent Person during construction & certificates issued verifying satisfactory construction & material compliance.

Sleeve packed valves to water level gauge fitted with safety glass protector.

Klinger AB10 isolating valve for auxiliaries.

Fire forcing by 12 volt fan providing air below the fire grate & steam jet in funnel base.

Boiler certificate issued by SBA Services valid to 30th September 2013.

A comprehensive boiler log is available & a Written Scheme of Examination complying with Regulation 8 of The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 compliments the boiler provenance.


Taylor 21/2" x 21/2" single with Stephenson link reverse constructed by owner with increased bearing dimensions to give longevity & quiet running.

Positive displacement cylinder oil pump & wick oilers to crankshaft bearings. Hollow connecting rod provides oil reservoir for big end.


Steam feed pump built by owner to 12" Southworth Engines design with positive displacement pump feeding into steam chest.

Engine driven feed pump fitted to propeller shaft operating at low speed to give silent operation.

Boiler feed also by steam injector. Spare injector included.
Steam bilge ejector.


Single axle galvanised trailer by Brenderup in as new condition with sealed bearing cartridges tolerant of submersion for launching. All up weight of 750kg enables towing at up to 70mph by most medium size cars.


The price of £18750 reflects the craftsmanship displayed in the high quality woodwork by Creative Marine.

Cherubino will be supplied with all the guidance & equipment necessary to enable immediate use.

Any further information will be supplied on request.


David Beale telephone 01302 842588 or email

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