TW8 London UK
VINTAGE TWIN-SCREW MOTOR-YACHT
Designed by E P Hart for W R Lawrence of The Grand Hotel, Bournemouth and built by Berthons of Lymington in 1922
The famous yard, Berthon Boat Company of Lymington built her to a high standard of mahogany on oak, copper sheathed below the waterline. Twin Atlantic petrol engines were fitted from new.
Registered in Southampton, official no. 145385 and stationed in Poole, possibly for use by hotel guests. In 1939, the second registered owner was A G Gwynne of Bournemouth followed in 1950 by W F Blackhall of Parkstone, Dorset. In 1960, now renamed White Flame, in the ownership of Alan Lord Ltd of Portland Place, London and moved on to the River Thames. Twin 72hp Vosper Ford engines were fitted. In 1970 Edgar White was living aboard at the Guards Boat Club at Maidenhead, followed in 1974 by John Wallis also living aboard at the club. Twin 40hp Morris engines replaced the rather large Vosper-Fords. Port of Registry was transfered to London.
In the current ownership White Flame has been extensively refurbished. A new 240/12 volt system fitted. Four/Five Berths in Two Cabins.
Twin 48hp Perkins 4108 Diesel Engines.
WHITE FLAME IS CURRENTLY STATIONED IN BRENTFORD TW8.
|Vessel type:||THAMES CRUISER|
|Designer:||E P Hart, Oxford Street, Bournemouth|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||PERKINS DIESEL|
|Length over all:||38'|
|Hull type:||COPPER PLATED OVER WOOD|
|Displacement:||13 metric tons|
TWIN PERKINS DIESEL ENGINES, HAVE BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND REGULARLY SERVICED.
THEY OFFER STRONG PROPULSION ON TIDAL THAMES.
TWIN LARGE CAPACITY DIESEL TANKS.
WOODEN HULL WITH COPPER PLATED BOTTOM
WHEEL HOUSE WAS REFURBISHED AND CONSTRUCTED BY SPECIALISTS: MICHAEL DENNETT BOAT BUILDERS (CHERTSEY).
240v PLUGS FITTED THROUGHOUT
OVEN WITH HOBBS
LARGE KITCHEN SINK
PLENTY OF KITCHEN STORAGE
SHOWER - EXCELLENT HOT WATER BOILER
TOILET WITH ELECTRIC MACERATOR
LARGE NEWLY FITTED WATER TANKS
2 NEW LEISURE BATTERIES
NUMAX BATTERY CHARGER
12v TO 240v INVERTER BOX
MULTIPLE SHORELINE POWER LEADS
CHEST OF DRAWERS
ROPES / FENDERS / SPARES
BOAT COVERS INCLUDED: BOW & AFT
3 MODERN WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.