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Forster 32 ft Twin Screw Launch 1936



Forster 32 ft Twin Screw Launch 1936

Designer W E Forster
Builder Louis Gale Paignton
Date 1936
Length overall 32 ft 2 in / 9.8 m
Length deck 32 ft 2 in / 9.8 m
Length waterline 32 ft 2 in / 9.8 m
Beam 9 ft 10 in / 3 m
Draft 2 ft 0 in / 0.6 m
Displacement 4.2 Tonnes
Construction Carvel larch planking on oak frames
Engine 2 x Nanni 5.280HE 5 cyl 65 HP diesel 2007
Location Netherlands
Price EUR 60,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



- Designed by W E Forster
- Built by Louis Gale of Paignton, Devon
- First launched January 1936
- Included in Lloyd's Register of Yachts under official number 162015

The current owner received some pictures from John Holmes, son-in-law of Louis Gale showing him in front of his boatyard and one with his daughter – who later became the first UK female harbourmaster - in Paignton. Copies of Lloyd's Register of Yachts show WHITE ROSE's entries in 1936, 1953 and 1958 all under ownership of Walter Johnson hailing from Brixham and apparently in a senior management position with Tate & Lyle in London.



- Carvel larch hull planking on oak frames
- Pine deck planking on oak beams
- Teak superstructure
- Coach roof topped with epoxy cloth


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Short varnished teak planked aft deck over transom
- Ensign staff socket
- Chromed fairleads each side
- Chromed mooring cleats each side
- Teak cockpit coaming with narrow teak side decks
- Shaped and cushioned seating aft and to sides of cockpit
- Hot / cold shower in cockpit seating
- 12 V Icebox in aft cockpit locker
- Mahogany demountable table
- 16 kg Delta anchor with 10m 10 mm chain and 50 m 14 mm Octoplait warp
- Raw teak planked cockpit sole
- Raw teak plank topped lit-off casings over engines each side
- Bathing ladder stowage to port
- Helm position with spoked wood and brass wheel to port in trunk cabin aft bulkhead
- Engine controls and instruments over
- Chromed mooring cleats each side
- Coach roof with canvassed top
- Raw teak hand rails each side
- Signal mast forward
- 2nd pair of raw teak hand rails
- Lifting fore hatch in trunk cabin
- Chromed mooring cleat on centreline
- Chromed fairleads each side
- Bow roller on stem


Accommodation and domestic equipment

- Sliding hatch in coach roof and double folding doors in trunk cabin
- Step down to cabin
- Raw teak open cabin sole planking with lifting sections
- Contrasting mahogany interior joinery with white painted deck head
- Head compartment to port with original Blake Victory manual WC completely overhauled
- Galley to stbd with stainless steel sink and Origo 2 burner meths stove
- Multiple drawers under and to side
- Seating to cabin sides with stowage under convertible to very large full length double berth
- 3 x Chromed opening Port lights above each side
- High bulkheads each side of opening to forward cabin space
- 2 x Shelves each side with lee boards
- Open lockers above and below in fore peak


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- 2 x Nanni 5.280HE 5 cylinder 65 HP Diesel engines now 270 hours new 2007
- Technodrive TM345A 2:1 hydraulic gearboxes
- Stainless steel prop shafts, new 2007
- Bronze propellers 19 in x 20 in and bronze twin rudders
- Top speed 14 knots, cruising at 10 knots
- Hydraulic steering
- 2x 140 Ah batteries
- Victron 20 A charger and shore power system
- 2 x Vetus Polythene 220 litre fuel tanks
- 1 x Vetus Polythene 100 litre water tank
- 20 litre calorifier
- 20 litre black water holding tank


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Raymarine C80 chart plotter
- Raymarine ST40 log and sounder
- Raystart 125 GPS
- Navtex
- Raymarine autopilot
- Raymarine 240E DSC VHF
- Brass Sestrel Minor compass
- Aquatic AQ-CD-IR Media Center (MP4 incl) with 4 speakers



- Fire extinguisher
- Flare pack



- Cockpit cover
- Forehatch cover
- Winter cover
- Fenders
- Mooring warps


Restoration / refit

Complete restoration in current ownership from 2005 to 2007


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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