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   The Steamboat Association of Great Britain

Information contained in these advertisements is published as received by the editor.  It is the buyer's responsibility to check the accuracy of any details published.   Advertisers wishing to continue their advert should inform us of that and the advert will be left in place.  During the Covid 19 pandemic adverts will not be culled monthly since it is unlikely that the market for steamboating items will be very active.  However, please continue to send in your adverts and they will be posted.  If your item sells please let us know so we can remove the advert.

Boat adverts last modified  22 July 2021

For Sale

Working model steam drifter with compound engine

22 July 2021

This attractive scale model of a classic early 20th century steam drifter was built many years ago by SBA member John Weatherall.  It needs a fair amount of tlc but is a good representation of one of the fascinating little steamships which for many years were the backbone of the UK fishing industry.

It has an interesting steam plant which includes a centre flue marine boiler (we can’t be sure what kind of a burner it has from the pictures but  the vintage of the model suggests it’s probably a paraffin pressure burner) and a neat little  six column compound engine.  It looks to have been run fairly extensively in the past and with attention could run again. It is not radio controlled.  The vessel is just under four feet long – main dimensions 110cm long, 20cm beam and 35cm from base of stand to top of superstructure.

This model is delicate – but all of it is there and it is sold on condition of collection only  from Henham (CM22 between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden) The family are not in a position to crate it and mail it.

£275 or near offer:  Contact Amanda Mower                ajmower63@gmail.com



For Sale

21' Frolic:  boiler ticketed and ready to run

4 July 2021

Classic Edwardian-styled 21’ Frolic canopy launch.

Fitted with a Stuart Turner 6A compound engine and a vertical firetube boiler (wp 160psi) this boat was originally fitted out by Alan Moorby in 2000 and run until 2012. She was stored thereafter and a major restoration was undertaken over Lockdown to make this a very comfortable and well-appointed boat.

Steam and feed systems have been completely overhauled and she has many new steam fittings – including new feed clacks for the engine-driven pump and the hand pump.  The boat has a Windermere kettle and bilge ejector. She comes with a new boiler certificate and so is immediately ready for use.

The twin axle trailer has new tyres and brakes and the boat can be seen at Wayford near Wroxham on request. Jeremy can supply more photos if needed, 

Guide price: £25000 ono ,

Call Jeremy Hill on 07854 399421    or  email  jeremy.jeremyhill@icloud.com


For Sale

Complete and unused 18' Frolic hull with steam plant

2 July 2021

An unused 18' Frolic hull with stern tube and prop shaft and a 15" propeller, ball thrust bearing and Hardy Spicer flexible coupling.

The hull is fully fitted with mahogany decking, seats and wheel steering.   

A new single cylinder engine  (21/2"x 3") with SLVG and feed pump. It runs well on compressed air.

The all-copper Illingworth boiler is fitted with superheater coils and a liquid fuel (kerosene) burner and has been cold tested to 300psi. The feed system has an exhaust steam heat exchanger  and the steel boiler casing has a drip tray.

The engine and boiler have both been fitted to the hull but are currently mounted on a wheeled subframe to enable easy fitting of pipe work etc. 

The boat is mounted on a single axle trailer with winch included and photos and a video can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/kswpx2fa.

           The boat is currently located in the Cotswolds and all serious offers will be considered prior to possible auction at the                                         SBA Bourton-on-the-Water gathering in October. 

Call Bob or Nigel 01451 820061 


For Sale


23 April 2021