Grab yourself a rare opportunity to take ownership of this very well loved 1999 Badnam Launch. This is the perfect launch for cruising the Thames with a group of friends or occasional coastal cruising. Complete with a 50hp Suzuki outboard mounted in a concealed well, toilet, cooker and 2 berths.
Trailer available by separate negeotation
***View ashore at Harleyford Marina***
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BEE is a handsome estuary, river or lake launch with a lovely dining table and settee berths that convert to allow overnighting should you wish. However, she is really the ultimate day launch with comfortable seating for six in the aft cockpit and bench seating for the same in the cabin.
Designed by renowned yacht designer David Thomas and built in 1999 in the Hamble, BEE is a bespoke Badnam Launch; a lightweight custom classic. Featured in Classic Boat magazine in 2000 she was designed as an incredible versatile boat for coastal waters and rivers. BEE was originally moored in Chichester Harbour and enjoyed many happy years around the Solent before coming up to the Thames in 2018. She also has a bespoke trailer for transport and storage.
This is a year-round launch set to be a contemporary classic with her light robust build technique (see below) and quiet yet powerful Suzuki outboard mounted in a concealed well.
BEE underwent a major refurbishment in 2018,further updates in 2021 and more essential work on the hull and keel in 2023. She is presented in excellent condition with lovely interior cushions and exterior seating in Sunbrella fabric with a full sun shade over the aft for those extra sunny days. The hull is in expectational condition also benefitting from a fresh coat of antifoul and re-varnishing work on the topsides.
3 new batteries in 2021 with solar panel feed.
240V shore power.
Diesel heating system.
Fusion sound system.
Engine last serviced May 2021.
Boat Safety Certificate April 2026.
Available for viewing at Harleyford Marina.
Double diagonal 3 layer 3mm Lloyds approved Gaboon ply on 20mm x 30mm Southern Yellow Pine stringers at 130mm spacing. Keel and Hog in Southern Yellow Pine. All precoated and bonded using epoxy. Sheathed in 2 layers of 300grm glass cloth and epoxy, with 6 extra layers to high water areas.
Teak deck in 4mm edge sawn teak planks epoxy bonded.
Deck beams 25mm x 40mm laminated yellow pine.
Bulkheads, locker fronts and coach roof slides in 12mm marine ply.
Rubbing strakes, capping and stern in Brazilian mahogany.
Hull all over 3 coats International 820 high build epoxy primer, topsides 2 coats International polyurethane basecoat, 3 coats International 809 High gloss 2 pack polyurethane. Boot top 1 coat chlorinated rubber paint. Superstructure precoated with epoxy, 1 coat 820 high build epoxy primer, 1 coat polyurethane basecoat, 3 coats International 809 High gloss 2 pack polyurethane.
Outside mahogany trim, 8 coats 2 pack polyurethane varnish.
Interior precoated with epoxy and finished with 2 coats 2 pack polyurethane varnish.
1x 50hp Suzuki outboard petrol engine
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