Built by Percy Mitchell of Porthmellon in 1939
Motor Boat – Pleasure Launch.
Wood – Larch on Oak.
Length – 26 Feet
Breadth – 8 Feet 06 Inches
Draught – 2 Feet 06 Inches approx.
Engine – Yanmar 3JH4 (40HP) Diesel – New 30.06.2008
Prop-shaft and Propeller – New 30.06.2008
Engine hours less than 100. August 2018
Percuil Boatyard serviced the engine.
The boat was built in 1939 at Percy Mitchell’s yard in Porthmellon. The boat was Yard Number 102 and built for a gentleman in Helford. I did hear that after the launch and sea trials at Porthmellon the future owner asked for the boat to be stored at Porthmellon because of the outbreak of war. The boat was delivered to Helford after the war.
I bought the boat at the end of May 2007, after inspecting it with a wooden boat builder Mr. R.P.Edwards, who has since done further work on the boat fitting enclosed wheelhouse and new engine, prop shaft and propeller in Spring/Summer 2008. Then this Spring 2018 he replaced 5 patches of soft planking on the port side. Followed by a complete new foredeck and beams. The foredeck was properly overlapped at the gunwales with fibreglass and resin then fittings replaced. Mr. R.P.Edwards was instrumental in the design and construction of the first Pascoe 23 a wooden motor boat at Pascoe’s Boatyard, St. Just, among the many other projects that he has undertaken.
In the Spring of 2014 Percuil Boatyard scraped the paint and varnish on the hull back to the wood then re-painted and varnished. Also the internal part of the cockpit area and wheelhouse were sanded back and repainted.
Collins Sailmakers made a new cover in March 2018.
The boat has been in the water since the beginning of May this year and is on a mooring opposite the entrance to Froe Creek.
The boat had a surveyors report in June/July 2006. I have relied on Mr. R.P.Edwards, as a wood boat builder, for any advice since I bought the boat.
The boat has been insured every year through the Insurance Brokers, Christopher Rowe Ltd., Penzance.
Current Price: £15000.00
This 26′ Percy Mitchell Fishing Boat Classic Launch Cornwall boat is located in Penryn, tr10 9bj and is being sold on eBay by 1501toby.