Beechcraft Waverider Motor Launch

Harking back to a Byegone Era
  • Boat REF#  ·  301462
  • Length  ·  12.31m
  • Year  ·  1963
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 75hp, Ford 2700 (2001)
  • Lying  ·  Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
James Lancaster

Extra Details

Designer Leslie James
Builder Beechams Tewksbury
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,575.0 ltr (346.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Ford 2700 (2001)
Engine Hours engine1= 300
engine2= 300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots


Length 12.31m
Beam 3.81m
Draft Max 1.37m
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 1.86m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This charming characterful Motor Launch has been in the same ownership since 2009. Work has been ongoing and maintenance carried out regardless of expense. She has recently been re-decked and the Mahogany carvel exterior re caulked. This is a spacious vessel that offers plenty of accommodation and living space.
Her Ford diesel engines only need a full service and the propellers to be reinstated along with some simple second fix wiring to enable any prospective owners to enjoy her either as a live aboard or a coastal cruiser. The engines are relatively low hours and she comes with everything required to recommission her.
Accommodation is mainly single berth but can be reconfigured quite easily to give 2 sizable doubles.
Offered at an attractive price, the owner is motivated to sell but having spent time aboard I don't think she will stick around for long. Out of the water to enable thorough inspection/survey, this is an opportunity to buy something a bit different and with lots of charm. She has spent time on the South Coast of England as well as the Mediterranean, where she would not look out of place in a movie.
The owner has extensive photographic records of her build and refurbishment, completing the fantastic history that comes with this vessel. Not one to be ignored.

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

This Beechcraft Waverider Motor Launch has been personally photographed and viewed by James Lancaster of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

13 year

Why are you selling her?

Not getting sufficient use

Where have you sailed her?

Live aboard

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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