Custom C.G. Pettersson Vintage Launch

Inflatable boat from the year 1925 - 7,50m length - in Sussex (United Kingdom)

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53.539 €

55.585 €

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VIRGO is a classic wooden launch designed by the renowned C.G. Pettersson of Sweden in 1925 and fully restored to her former glory by the craftsmen of Clare Lallow’s boatyard at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. When one looks at her beautifully varnished hull and gleaming fittings, you would find it hard to appreciate that this vintage launch is nearly 90 years old. With her new Beta 60 Marine engine, ancillary gear and completely new electrical systems, VIRGO combines classic 1920s style - especially Pettersson’s trademark raised foredeck - with 21st Century technology. With so few Pettersson launches for sale, particularly in the UK, VIRGO is a very attractive proposition for anyone looking to acquire an excellent example of C.G. Pettersson’s work, or simply a gorgeous ‘runabout’ or tender.

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Features of Custom C.G. Pettersson Vintage Launch:

Basic data

  • Type: Inflatable boat

  • Year : 1925

  • Length: 7.50 m

  • Location: Sussex (United Kingdom)

  • Name: VIRGO

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 1.85 m

  • Draft: 0.82 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: -

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 56 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Beta B-60HE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

VIRGO is a classic wooden launch crafted by the renowned C.G. Pettersson of Sweden in 1925 and fully restored to her former glory by the craftsmen of Clare Lallow’s vesselyard at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. When one looks at her beautifully varnished body and gleaming fittings, you would find it hard to appreciate that this vintage launch is nearly 90 years old. With her fresh Beta 60 Marine engine, ancillary gear and completely fresh electrical systems, VIRGO combines classic 1920s type - especially Pettersson’s trademark raised foredeck - with 21st Century technology. With so few Pettersson launches for sale, particularly in the UK, VIRGO is a very attractive proposition for anyone looking to acquire an excellent example of C.G. Pettersson’s work, or simply a gorgeous ‘runabout’ or supseaport.

Restoration

During the restoration, much of Virgo’s body and deck was dismantled and either restored or completely replaced. The rebuild schedule included the body being tailored with many fresh steam-bent oak frames and most of the body has been refastened. Internally, the two tongue & grooved mahogany bulkheads at the forward and aft ends of the cockpit were replaced and additional strengthening was carried out to the front sections.The structure of the original foredeck was completely replaced with fresh sawn-oak deck beams and a plywood sub-deck with a fresh teak laid deck bonded to it. A mahogany king-plank with fresh covering-boards around the deck’s perimeter completed the fresh installation. At the sheer, and adjacent to the forward bulkhead, the deck profile is broken by a curved step down to the level of the side decks, which are in effect wide covering-boards that extend through the range of the cockpit to the fresh aft deck. The mahogany covering-boards and cockpit coamings were replaced, and during the fitting out of the cockpit all the mahogany joinery was replaced with a revised and more practical layout.Cosmetically, the mahogany body is finished in multiple coats of clear varnish with the transom epoxy sheathed. The sheathing was then filled and faired and finished in high-gloss, dark-blue yacht enamel paint.Great care was taken during her restoration to achieve the highest possible basic of yacht finish.

History

Carl-Gustav Pettersson (1876 – 1953) was a prolific designer of motor launches, racing vessels and small commercial vessels. During the 1910s & 1920s he not only crafted but also manufactured an average of 40 vessels each year from his development yard at Liljeholmen near Stockholm. Despite failing eyesight, he continued to work until his death in 1953. Throughout the 20th century, and indeed into into the 21st century, Pettersson motor launches have gained a reputation for durability as well as for outstanding design. Many of the vessels he crafted and manufactured still survive, all of them unique. VIRGO was discovered by the current proprietor languishing in a muddy creak on the River Severn, England. Recognising the graceful curves of the vessel’s profile as being a Pettersson launch he decided that he had to rescue her. After eventually purchasing the vessel, over 14 months VIRGO was lovingly restored to her former beauty at Clare Lallow’s vesselyard on the Isle of Wight. VIRGO’s restoration was completed in 2012. Since that time, she has been stored ashore in Lallow’s vesselshed in turn key quality and only launched occasionally during Cowes regattas as a chase-vessel for the proprietor's classic International 6-Metre (6mR) racing yacht. Post-restoration engine hours are minimal: less than 20 hours.In 2014 Lallow’s pre-owned VIRGO to showcase the yard’s capabilities during a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh.

Construction

- Mahogany carvel planking on steamed oak timbers and galvanised frames- Copper rivets to oak timbers- Every 3rd frame is

 
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Custom C.G. Pettersson Vintage Launch

Custom C.G. Pettersson Vintage Launch is the make and model of this inflatable boat of 7,50m of length and 1.85m of beam. The sale price is 53.539€ and you can see it in Sussex (United Kingdom).

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