Pandora – a clinker launch

A spacious and immaculate launch with removable cuddy

PANDORA was built in 1999 to a very high specification by renowned boat builder Adrian Noyes. In the past two years the boat has been extensively renovated and is presented as new. I loved the amount of space on board, the high freeboard making her very safe for children and the removable cuddy. The boat is steered with a tiller and would suit someone looking to enjoy family outings on any waterway including estuarial and sea use. The size and trailer option would allow an owner to keep the boat at home and use at any number of different locations.

Length 18ft (5.4m) Beam 7ft 6in  (2.3m)  Draught  23 in (60cm)

‘Yachtsman’  18 Clinker Launch built by Craftsman Craft, S Devon – 1999

Designer/Builder:  Adrian Noyes,  (ex Chairman of the Wooden Boat Builders Association)

Engine:  2cyl Lombardini 502 FOCS Diesel, 13hp

Gearbox: Technodrive TMC 40

Easily removeable cuddy (4 turnscrews), mahogany handholds, polished gunmetal navigation lights

Capacious forepeak with mahogany panelled door

Boat Safety Certificate to June 2022

Construction Materials

Hull: African mahogany on oak frames, iroko  sheer strake and covering boards

Bow and Stern Decks: caulked teak

Thwarts, coamings, all internal panelling, locker doors, rudder post, cuddy :  Brazilian mahogany

Tiller: hand carved mahogany

Floorboards : bookmarked chestnut

Engine box with chest shaped lid: mahogany, iroko, teak

All Fittings: brass or polished gunmetal throughout


Waterproof seat cushions: custom-made to fit

All over fitted cover (with supporting hoops for use when without cuddy)

Aft tonneau cover  for use with cuddy

Johnson automatic bilge pump, Whale hand pump, water lubricated stern gland, fire extinguisher, 12v auxiliary socket, 25l fuel tank, mooring lines, paddle, engine manual , all round coir fender, hull fenders, Red Ensign with mahogany post

Road Trailer

Brand new customized SBS 1500 road trailer with galvanized docking arms available by separate negotiation