The traditional Salcombe launch is alive and well, and is having a revival at Stones Boatyard.
In years past it would be a common sight to see the traditional Salcombe launch motoring up and down the Salcombe harbour fitted with the Brit or Stuart Turner engines. Cove’s boatyard had a large hire fleet, Cook’s had a fleet of Bass fishing boats with a boatman for hire, and boat rentals were available at various other locations around the harbour.
Sadly over the years the numbers declined, but since building the yard in 2004, we have been on a mission to revive these beautiful boats once more.
This 18’ traditional launch, designed by Ian Howlett and built at Stones Boatyard, is the perfect boat for exploring the creeks, enjoying picnics and barbecues, or for catching that elusive 10 lb sea bass.
Built of Khaya mahogany on oak ribs, this is the ultimate clinker built launch, and an extremely seaworthy vessel.
If you are interested in buying a secondhand traditional launch, please see our ‘Boats for Sale’ section or call us to discuss your requirements.
If you would like to discuss the purchase or sale of a Salcombe Launch, give us a call today
on 01548 844122 or complete the contact form below.