The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

British Powerboat Company Gentleman's M/Y

Urgent sale
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  206771
  • Length  ·  19.20m
  • Year  ·  1953
  • Construction  ·  Wood Laminate
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 375hp, 6 Cyl Turbo (2011)
  • Lying  ·  Phuket / Thailand
Boatshed Phuket
Boatshed Phuket
Alan Giles
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer British Powerboat Company
Builder British Powerboat Company
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 800.0 ltr (176.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 375hp
Engine make and model 6 Cyl Turbo (2011)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 26.0 ltr (5.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 16 knots
Generator output 6KVA

Engines are reconditioned units fitted 2011


Length 19.20m
Beam 4.88m
Draft Min 2.13m
Draft Max 2.13m
Displacement 20kg (44.1lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, generator Inverter


Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

2 burner propane Stove


Air conditioning
Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder

Electric windlass
1 anchors
(Danforth Style)
50.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

CB Radio

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Bilge pumps are on float switches.

Broker's Comments

Hubert Scott-Paine a brilliant engineer from England started a Company called Supermarine, his Company designed and built high performance aircraft culminating in the “Spitfire” the legendary World War 2 Fighter. At the end of the 1920's Scott-Paine sold his stake in the aircraft company and invested in a new enterprise, the British Powerboat Company, with the intention of developing high speed watercraft.
Scott-Paine discovered how to build a “planning hull” a craft which would travel over the surface of the water instead of forcing its way through it. He and his company designed a number of remarkable craft, the Bluebird series of World Water Speed Record contenders and the first boat to exceed 100 miles per hour. The British Powerboat Company also designed and built a range of Military vessels, from 50 ft upwards, that were given the category of High Speed Launches (HSL's) and were powered by a variety of engines depending on the speed required and the vessels intended function, MTB's (Motor Torpedo Boats), MGB's (Motor Gun Boats) and ASRL's (Air Sea Rescue Launches). These boats were built at number of Shipyards around the UK and the British Empire to satisfy the requirement of the armed forces. This example, from Information supplied by the British Military Power Boat Trust, is believed to be # 1198, launched in Singapore in 1953.
She served until 1970 after which she was decommissioned and renamed Margaret Lee and eventually sold to an offshore Tin Mining Company based in Phuket, where she operated first as a crew boat for the miners and later as Le Meridien Hotel’s Hospitality Yacht until 2001.
The Year 2011, when she was acquired by her present owner, saw her languishing in a boat yard in Phuket, the planking at the stern was gone, most of the frames needed replacing along with the huge timber engine bearers and the GRP sheathing that had been applied in the 70’s was scarcely attached to the timber hull. Of her 3 under powered engines only one was functional to a degree and to top it all unwanted guests, in the form of Termites, had chosen to make her home and eat her superstructure, finding only the double layer of Burmese Teak that still formed the majority of the hull indigestible.
She was patched up enough to get her to float and towed to another more convenient yard where a major refit lasting 12 months commenced. 90% of the frames were replaced along with approximately 25% of the hull planking and she was then re-sheathed in modern West System Epoxy and Glassfibre. The old structure on the aft deck was removed and the entire boat had new decking. A heads and a small deck galley was created in the area aft of the wheelhouse and the raised enclosed deck was removed and replaced with a Flybridge style deck, all the new timber being treated with several coats of epoxy and anti-termite paint on installation.
An air-conditioned cabin with 1 x double and 2 x single berths was constructed in the bow, along with a new shower & toilet.
The Boat was rewired and two new engines giving twice the power of the original three were installed along with and an ultra quiet generator and air-conditioning and the old mechanical steering was replaced with modern hydraulics.
A lightweight foam bimini was fitted over the open aft deck and a smaller awning was installed above the "Flybridge" with 2 x solar panels mounted on top and a crane boom was fitted as the means for lifting the tender.

She is now a beautiful 1930’s style Gentleman’s motor yacht with a user friendly layout for up to 16 Guests, she has a Thai commercial licence for 25 passengers and 3 crew.

As an aside Hubert Scott-Paine had a 'test pilot' in the early years called T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, who assisted Scott-Paine until his untimely death caused by a high speed accident on a motorcycle in 1935.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This British Powerboat Company Gentleman's M/Y has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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