Status: Fettling needed - Not yet completed build
Owner: Dr John Knapton
Area: UK-North East
Construction: Strip plank covered with epoxied bi-axial glass cl.
Hull model: Open Launch designed by ? in 2000
Built 2017 at UK
LOA: 28' 0",
Strip plank construction by former owner John Marrison based on lines drawn from an original Saunders Thames Launch recovered from the mud of Benfleet -on-sea, Essex.
Yarrow type WT Designed by J King,
Professionally built by Bicknell & Co Haslemere
Anachronism was built over many years by former owner John Marrison of Benfleet -on-sea, Essex. Sadly he passed away before fully completing the project though he did manage to launch her under steam before he became ill. I have purchased the boat to fulfil a long term dream to own a steam launch having being interested in boats since my school days. There is still work to do!