Lacewing – an electrified Gibbs launch

A charming Venetian style electric launch with small cabin area

Lacewing is a favourite of mine being just 23ft in length but feeling so much bigger with seating for six to eight in three distinct areas. The boat has cushioned bench seating while in the cabin area there are two lloyd loom chairs and mahogany corner cabinets. As you walk through the domed cabin you arrive in a small aft cockpit again with seating on either side and room for rope work in the locks.

Lacewing was electrified for her present owner in 2014 by Classic Boatworks in Norfolk (owner retired in 2017). She is 70 this year having been built in 1958 to a design of which I believe Gibbs built just two. The other, L’Aieule, also moors in Henley on Thames but has a less luxurious fit out. These boats would look perfectly at home in Venice although they might struggle to keep up with a local motoscafo heading for the airport !

A new owner may wish to revarnish the forward deck and could add a second set of batteries for extended cruising. The motor is a 2.5 kw 48 volt inboard motor with gel batteries and on board charger.

Lacewing is with us for storage ashore as her owners have departed to live abroad. BSS valid until May 2022.

Please call the office for an appointment to view.