You may have noticed Oriole is back for sale again.Turns out the buyer had ‘accidentally’ purchased 3 boats, lives in London and doesn’t have storage, so turned up last night to collect her towing another boat just to demonstrate the point that he couldn’t take her !.So, she is up for sale again. This time with a lower reserve, and also notice the picture of the brand new cover added.I’ve also added a picture of how the electric motor is installed.Everything else same as before. She really is lovely. We had a great weekend on the river with her a few weeks ago.She is ready for new adventures with another family.Beautiful Thames Camping Skiff built in 1910 by E.Messum & Sons.Wooden rowing boatNamed ‘Oriole’ she is actually a ‘Double Sculling Gig’ .Purchased in 2014 and then subjected to a full restoration. We have loved and enjoyed the boat on many family trips on the Thames.Is comfortable for 4/5 people but we have had as many as 8 at Henley. Can use used as fully electric for a leisurely 2 day trip down river. To give you an idea, will go upstream from Marlow to Henley and back without using a full battery, or downstream from Abingdon to Benson on 1/4 of a battery.Will come with a brand new fitted cover from seal seam to keep her in tip top condition over the winter.Includes road trailer in great condition. With fully waterproof LED lights so it can be reversed into the river to launch.If you have the space to keep her she will make a great addition to the family for lots of adventures.Ready to use and enjoy.FULL SPECIFICATION AS FOLLOWSORIOLE – Double skiff
circa 1910. Length: 24ft Beam: 3ft10ins Messum&Sons builders plaque in situ.Basket
weave double passenger seat with lifting lid. Cupboard contains controller for
electric pod motor with forward and aft positions on protruding wooden knob.
Motor mounted on rudder controlled by ash tiller mounted on port side. 4 square
brass rowlocks. Painter. Battery storage under middle thwart with charge meter.
2 x 12 volt leisure batteries required to give 8 hours autonomy @ 3 knots. Cushions all
3 sets in green, navy and ice blue silk with green piping. ( Could do with a wash or replacing )Stored permanently under cover. Own trailer. Anchor. 4 black rope fenders. Varnished mahogany skiff boat hook/paddle. ( Previously snapped but repaired )Isolator switch. The boat was motorised by Henwood and Dean for the previous owners at huge expense ( I’d been told it was subject to £8000 of work but don’t have the receipts for this )Comes with 2 sets of wooden sculls ( oars ). 1 pair is usable, the other needs some restoration.PDF copy of original Messum&Sons sales book from 1900/1920’s
Please come and view Oriole before buying. She is lovely and ready to use, but also over 100 years old. She is not a new pristine boat so will have marks imperfections, signs of repair and aging.
Current Price: £1000.00
This Thames Camping Skiff – Electric Powered Wooden Rowing Boat / Gig boat is located in Long Crendon, HP18 9DF and is being sold on eBay by circularenergy.