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Anna Jayne

Status: Steaming

Owner: Nigel & Jayne Thomson

Area: UK


Saloon Launch. Construction: Wood epoxy, West System.
Hull model: stretched Barbara designed by Selway Fisher/Nigel Thomson at Walton-on- the-Naze in 2012
Built 2012 by owner at Wisborough Green
Fit out 2013 by Owner at Wisborough Green
LOA: 25' 0", LWL: 23' 0", Beam: 5' 10", Draft: 2' 0",
Built from 12mm "speed Strip" cedar coated in fiberglass cloth both inside and out before the fixing of internal joinery. Floors and engine bearers built of 50mm X 30mm Iroko strips alternately laid to create "egg box" structure. Cabin designed by owner and built of mahogany the roof is flexi ply coated with fiberglass cloth and resin.


Side fired Locomotive type Designed by Brian Smith / SBA,
Built 1998 by D.& S. Steam Engineering Ltd. at Raunds, Northants
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi, Grate area: 1.6 sqft, Output: 400 lbs/hr,
16" dia X 30" long Steel barrel. 29 X 1.25" dia Steel tubes. Welded steel ,expanded tubes construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, whistle, siren,
Previously fitted to S.L.Hero


Double acting twin . 2.25" + 2.25" X 2.5"
Built 2013 by J Maltby at Crackenthorpe
Designed by: Cyril Taylor
Slide valve. SLRG valve gear.
Owner built a 2.5 X 2.5 X 3 inch Phil Moore designed engine for the 2013 season for this launch but had difficulties with the fabricated crank (due to the owners incompetent workmanship). Taylor twin purchased at 2014 AGM very happy with its performance.


Bronze, 3 blades, 20" X 30"
Shaft: 1" Stainless Steel
Purchased from Beckmann Boat shop Slocum RI as a casting and finished by Norris propellers Middlesex.


Built by owner as a trailerable launch which can be very occasionally slept on. The Anna in the name is in remembrance of Anna Thomson a very enthusiastic steamboater and photographer.

Added to the register: 2014.07.07. Last Modified: 2014.10.26.

Launched on the Thames 2013


Ceder stip held in place by plaster board screws, strips bent by jacking into place with car scissor jack.

Ceder shell fiberglassed inside and then Internal floors and engine bearers made of 50mmX30mm Iroko were attached using thickened resin.

At 2013 Thames rally, fabricated crank came "unstuck" shortly after this picture was taken! Photo Ian Rutter.

Cabin details pictured at Sandown Park model engineering show Dec 2013

Canopy added 2014

Going rather well on the Wey with new engine 2014

Chip board formers with Iroko inner keel

Front deck, 3mm Mahogany veneer over 10mm Marine ply