British Power Boat Co. Gentlemens Runaround 22

Excellent Example
  • Boat REF#  ·  326473
  • Length  ·  6.71m
  • Year  ·  1930
  • Construction  ·  Wood Laminate
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 185hp, Chris Craft 283 ()
  • Lying  ·  Christchurch Dorset
Boatshed Poole
Boatshed Poole
Anthony Silver (Poole)

Extra Details

Designer Fred Cooper / Hubert Scott
Builder British Power Boat Company
Lying Christchurch Dorset


Engine 1 x gasoline 185hp
Engine make and model Chris Craft 283 ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 25 knots
Max speed (approx) 33 knots

The engine will have a full service as part of the agreed sale.


Length 6.71m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Planing
Finish 2 pack finish

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Broker's Comments

A rare opportunity to purchase a classic custom British Power Boat Company 22 runabout.

The boat was found in a chicken shed in the early 1980s and wasn't restored until 2013.

In 2013 the boat was taken to see Cserve Ltd, a well-known Poole based boatbuilders who are experienced in both wood and modern technology construction methods.

The decision was taken to utilise the original method of double planking. The inner skin was diagonal planking throughout. The topsides were copied as horizontal planking.

Below the water like the inner skin was covered with a glass epoxy sheeting, where it would have had calico, and longitudinal planking, instead of a second diagonal skin, to speed up the build. One other departure from the original construction technique was that all joints were epoxy glued and no fastenings were used.

The Chris Craft engine and gearbox were fully refurbished by Robert Henkell of Chris Craft parts, in Michigan USA, before delivery in 2014. It was installed by Cserve Ltd using the latest technology engine mounts and flexible drive couplings to minimise vibration. There is a fresh water flushing system installed. The engine will have a full service as part of the agreed sale.

The engine bay is wired using modern, historic look, wiring with concealed wiring to current, tinned copper, spec. All terminals used heat shrink epoxy field crimps.

The boat has a traditional look, pushbutton stereo radio by retro sound with six speakers and a Garmin GPS with depth sounder.

There are three fully automatic fire extinguishers installed. One over each fuel tank and one in the engine bay.

It has a lva-lite remote-control spotlight from the USA, built to the original 1936 design.

The instruments were all manufactured by sea CAI gauges in Wales to modern standards with the original “Smiths industries” dial faces.

The package includes a fully enclosed PRG Monza trailer with:

LED Lighting
Battery Charger

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

5 Years

Why are you selling her?

Purchased A New Boat

Where have you sailed her?

Local Waters

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