SL Eclipse is a beautiful
Victorian Steam launch; lovingly cared for by her current
owner and Stanley & Thomas. She was brought into Nicholas
boatyard in the early eighties as a bare hull and the woodwork
was restored by Mark Stanley, prior to the formation of Stanley
& Thomas. The boat has an elegant clipper bow and counter
stern, with a double skinned teak on oak hull with rich West
African mahogany cabin. Lune Valley water tube boiler and
4 ½ + 9 x 6 fully condensing compound steam engine.
Eclipse still plies her trade as a hospitality launch; she
is capable of seating 8 guests for a silver service luncheon
or dinner or up to 12 guests for a buffet.