"The Duchess of Argyll"
Cruising the Thames, Summer 2000
Trophies Won:
Sheila Bourne Trophy (Best in Show) 2003.
Reade Propeller (Restoration & maintenance of steam plant) 95 /97 / 2003 & 2008.
Horsham Cleat (Presentation of steam craft) 1997 / 1998 / 2003.
Year Built:
1883 Turks, Cookham
42ft Open Steam Launch
Description of Renovation:
Over the last 14 years "The Duchess of Argyll" has been maintained and improved by the current owner Geoffery Desborough and Stanley & Thomas, winning many trophies at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally.
She has a "Cyclotherm" horizontal oil fired boiler built in the USA during the war.
The engine is a twin cylinder 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 4" built by Davis Engineering Co of Abingdon in 1905. The hull is mahogany on oak with a counter stern and clipper bow. The superstructure is teak with barley twists to support the canopy.
Planks replacement New stem Looking forward from aft Deck Boiler
Other notes: "The Duchess of Argyll" is also to be found on our brokerage listing.

Stanley & Thomas Boat Builders - Tom Jones Boatyard, Romney Lock, Windsor, Berkshire Tel: 01753 833 166