Metric units


Status: Steaming

Owner: Bert Kleinbussink

Area: Netherlands


Open Launch. Construction: GRP, mahogany deck and interior.
Hull model: Norfolk Gypsy designed by Andrew Wolstenholm at Holt in 1988
Built 1990 by Charlie Ward at North Norfolk Boatbuilding ( curre at Holt
Fit out 1994 by Robin jones
LOA: 19' 10", LWL: 18' 6", Beam: 7' 4", Draft: 2' 0", Displacement: 1949 lbs.
Black with varnished/oiled woodwork, transom stern, tiller steering


SBA VFT 103 Designed by David Beale,
Built 1999 by Franklin & Bell at Gloucester
Fuel: solid fuel, Pressure: 200 psi, Heating area: 0.2 sqft,
22." dia X 29." high Steel barrel. 109 X 1" dia Steel tubes. Welded with rolled in fire tubes construction,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, Windermere kettle, whistle,


2-crank Compound. 3" + 5" X 3"
Built 1982 by A.A. Leak
Design: 3+5X3 by: A.A. Leak
pv on HP, balanced sv on LP valve. SLRG valve gear.
Power: 8 HP
Engine rebuilt by Sam Wilkinson in 1990.


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 18" X 28"
Shaft: 1.125" Stainless Steel


New hull fitted out by Mr. Robin Jones. Hull selected for suitability for use on tidal estuaries of the east coast, first steamed in 1994. Engine reconstructed by Sam Wilkinson in 1990. New VFT 103 boiler fitted in 1999. Sold in Oct 2009 to Len Williamson who retubed her boiler and fitted piston rings to the piston valve amongst other things. Sold in March 2015 to Bert Kleinbussink in Kampen in the Netherlands. New transom hung rudder fitted in 2018

Added to the register: 2017.06.04. Last Modified: 2018.11.02.

Araminta as she currently looks.


Shortly after purchasing from Len Williamson