Osborne Ex-Police Boat

£15,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  272175
  • Length  ·  9.14m
  • Year  ·  1942
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 60hp, Mermaid (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Kingston-upon-Thames
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Ben Evans

Extra Details

Builder William Osbourne
Lying Kingston-upon-Thames
Last survey 01/01/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Mermaid (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots


Length 9.14m
Beam 2.50m
Draft Max 0.75m
Airdraft 1.75m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Teak double diagonal hull with oak timbers


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover

Manual windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

A rare example of a 1940s police launch, one of only eight made. This particular boat escorted the Havengore as she carried Winston Churchill's coffin down the Thames.
The vessel is propelled by a powerful 60hp Mermaid engine, now only required to gently glide the craft smoothly along the upper Thames.
An open centre cockpit provides a comfortable area to watch the scenery slip past, with accommodation to sleep four and a galley to prepare tea and light meals.
The boat has been maintained by the local boatbuilder and is presented in remarkably good condition.

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

This Osborne Ex-Police Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

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