H. J. Mears & Son Launch

Emsworth, United Kingdom

Listed price £3,750 GBP

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H. J. Mears & Son Launch
Used power boat for sale (SOLD)
$4,851 USD | Listed price £3,750 GBP
Name of boat
Length overall
Emsworth, United Kingdom

About this H. J. Mears & Son Launch


This 6 metre traditional open passenger launch was built by HJ Mears Boat Builders in Seaton, Cornwall. Based on a Beer Cowells launch, "Idler" was a one off commissioned in 1966 with the new owner requesting a boat 2' 6" longer and 1 foot wider than the standard boat. This extra length gives “Idler” more stability in heavy weather and ensures that her hull speed is easily and quickly achieved. She is reported to be very responsive to the helm and propeller alike and easily handled in the tight confines of a marina environment.

This is an opportunity to acquire a boat with enormous character that will draw envious looks wherever she goes. "Idler" is afloat and ready to go. She is in need of some TLC but nothing major and would be suited to an owner who views boat maintenance as part of the joy of ownership.


LOA: 6 metres

Traditional clinker-built hull

Elm on oak

Tiller steering

Volvo twin cylinder diesel (believed to be MD6A)

Electric start

Shaft drive

12-volt battery, charged by engine alternator

Bilge pump



She has sails and can sail down wind across the wind.

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Volvo Twin Cylinder Diesel (believed to be Volvo MD6A)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Ebbtide Yacht Brokers

Mr Clive Brandon
Emsworth Yacht Harbour
Thorney Road, Emsworth
PO10 8BP
United Kingdom
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