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Whether you dream of the adventure of a circumnavigation or the Great Loop, from outboard-powered fishing and fun to comfortable motoryacht travel, and all types of sailing from simple daysailing to offshore voyaging, the brokers of Ashley Yachts have the experience and expertise to assist you in finding the boat that best fits your style and budget. The staff at Ashley Yachts are professionals with centuries of combined experience in the industry and have worked with motoryachts, cruisers, sportfish, trawlers and all types of sailboats. We are a member of YBAA (Yacht Brokers Association of America), we are Florida licensed, and our large staff includes three Certified Professional Yacht Brokers and five US Coast Guard licensed master captains.
Our entire organization of professionals is dedicated to helping our clients make sound, knowledgeable decisions that will guide them to the best value possible and we work hard to make the buying, owning, and selling of your yacht an easy and enjoyable experience for you. Our success and longevity for over 30 years is largely due to our reputation and repeat business through our relationships with our many happy clients.
34' Steam launch Ian Ablett Custom
BEN GUNN was built by Ian Ablett and launched in 2004, based on a 1903 blue print of a boat that once plyied the waters of the River Thames in England. At 34' in length, she carries up to 8 passengers, averages 10 mph, and flies an American flag and one of the Isle of Sark, Ian's native home.
Kerosene fires the horizontal boiler that produces 150 pounds of steam in just 10 minutes and drives the 20 hp compound reciprocating steam engine. The boiler's capacity is 15 gallons of water and features a closed recirculating system so no additonal water is needed as the boat runs. She has hydraulic steering and a single prop.
She is built of Philippine mahogany for the hull, deck and interior with basswood gratings and oak ribs. Construction took 3 years with an additional year for sanding and brush applied varnish, hand rubbed between all coats. She comes complete with a custom tandem axle trailer.
BEN GUNN has logged over 400 hours and won numerous awards at boat shows - a testament to her unique character, impeccable construction and captivating spirit! There is nothing else like her.
Her owner is building another vessel and will consider all offers.
Ashley Yachts LLC
Charleston City Marina Shops Building|
3 Lockwood Drive, Suite 302b
Charleston, SC 29401, United States
Tel 843 577 7222
Fax 843 577 7227