The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship

Engines / Boilers  -  Sales & Wants

Information contained in these advertisements is published as received by the editor.  It is the buyer's responsibility to check the accuracy of any details published.   Advertisers wishing to continue their advert for more than one month should inform us of that and the advert will be left in place.  During the Covid 19 pandemic adverts will not be culled monthly since it is unlikely that the market for steamboating items will be very active.  However, please continue to send in your adverts and they will be posted.  If your item sells please let us know so we can remove the advert.

Adverts last modified: 5th November 2021

For Sale

Part Steam Plant for 20ft launch

2nd November 2021

Have you just finished building an engine? Are you looking for a boiler and ancilliaries to power a boat of around 20ft that is ready to fit and go?  This could be the answer! The boiler and fittings are in very good condition and beautifully made. Everything except an engine is included in this sale; there is even a Windermere kettle. I will also sell the new owner as much coal, steam oil and water treatment as they want, at cost.


Yarrow type 3 drum WT.    

Built 1991 by J. Murray.

Fuel: Coal

Pressure: 100 psi

Grate: 1.3 sqft

Output: 150 lbs/hr

Design: J Murray. Drums 6”, water tubes 0.5” dia.

(complete design specs included)

Windermere kettle

Teak casing

Comes with new hydraulic test good for another 10 years.

Pumps: Hand pump

Keel condenser

Price £2,500

I can deliver to England and Wales at cost.

Contact Graeme for more information on 07999449173,



Single Cylinder Wilkinson Launch Engine

9 September 2021

This modern launch engine with a well-worked out lubrication system for clean, quiet running was designed and built by Sam Wilkinson to suit an 18-ft launch and modified by Ian McAlpine. It runs well, has clocked up very few hours and to all intents and purposes is practically new.

It is a slide valve single of 65-mm bore x 75-mm stroke (approx 3 x 2 1/2 inches) with slip-eccentric reversing gear, pumped lubrication to valve-chest, cylinder and crosshead/small end as well as wick-feed via nylon tubes to other bearings. It comes complete with a belt-driven slow-running pumpset (feed + condensate) also built by Sam.

Approx overall dimensions (excluding pumpset) are:- Height: 19-ins above bearers.

Length: bedplate 8 1/2-ins.

Over couplings 13-ins.

Width: bedplate 11 1/4-ins.

Overall 13-ins.

There is also a propeller made to match the engine, 16 x 23”  (LH) and a second propeller 15 x 24-ins (RH).

Offers in the region of: £900

Contact: Adrian Birtles, adrianbirtles AT btinternet DOT com or 01794 516456


   For Sale

Mumford single cylinder circulating      pump engine converted to launch engine with SLRG


  7th June 2021