Unkown - 28' Barrel Back Motor Launch for sale

£ 24,995.00
Unkown - 28' Barrel Back Motor Launch for sale
Boat Brand
Jan 11, 2020
Additional information
28 ft
Arabella is one of a kind….
She is a beautiful 28′ Barrel Back Motor Launch. Designed by Nelson Zimmer, as the Bermuda 28 Runabout, and built by master boatbuilder Reggie Goodbody on the shore of Lough Derg, Ireland. This Gentleman’s Launch has all the classic looks and charm of an original 1930s American Barrel Back, but having only been built in 1999 and with less than 240 hrs on the original motor, she also boasts the reliability of a modern craft.

In my book this means, you get the best of both worlds! Old and New together…

At 28′ long, this is a big boat and she can carry up to 10 passengers. Her 200HP Volvo Penta Turbo Diesel motor means that she has enough power to run up to speeds in excess of 25 knots, and her long, slim, hull means that she handles choppy conditions and open water with aplomb.

Whether you’re looking for a classic wooden launch to slip along the Thames or the Shannon, or something that can cope with crossing large lakes or open bays (whatever the weather), Arabella will do the job comfortably and in style.

Arabella would make an excellent private boat for picnic trips and sunset cruising, but her large hull, with 3 cokcpits, and her economical and reliable diesel motor, means that she could also serve double duty as a commercial operator.
I’m sure she could have a busy career as a charter craft for wedding parties or hotel excursions if you decided to have her earn her keep.

The quality of the construction is top notch. She has been solidly built with American oak framing,
Colombian pine stringers and mahogany planking. The hull bottom has been epoxy coated and the keel reinforced with woven roving, making this a very durable and solid boat. Mr Goodbody opted for diesel power in the shape of a Volvo Penta TAMD41P 200HP turbo diesel motor, which was brand new in 1999 and has only run 240hrs. This unit is matched up to a 1.5 : 1 Hurth gear box and is swinging a 14×23 bronze propeller.
Engine Details
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Engine Model
Engine Make
Engine Power
200 HP
  • Diesel
  • Petrol
  • Other
Address/Contact Details
Northern Ireland
County Derry / Londonderry
Derry / Londonderry
Contact Number
02871 368779
  • Gilfstream Boat Sales
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