Make: Landamores 37
Builder: E.C Landamores Co
Boat Location: St Katherine's Dock, London
Length: 38 ft
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
Max speed: 11 knots
Cruising speed: 5 knots
Hull Material: Wood
Snowgoose was built in 1962 by the pioneers of motorboating on the Broads Ted Landamore of E.C Landamores Company, Snowgoose is perhaps one of the finest Broads cruisers available for sale today.
This wonderful Broads motor cruiser was the subject of a yearlong restoration in 2013 by the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) in Suffolk. To say that the restoration was done meticulously would be an understatement; the craftmanship and attention to detail during that year was outstanding. As a result, Snowgoose won the Classic Boat, Powerboat of Year award in 2014!
At just 38ft in length and a beam of 12ft, Snowgoose fits so much elegance and practicality into her art deco inspired interior. Able to sleep 6 in her two cabins and her saloon, she boosts a bright and airy interior consisting of light and dark oak varnish, with mahogany floors and contrasting blue and white stripped upholstery.
Snowgoose is able to cruise for 3 weeks completely self-sufficiently with her extensive equipment fitted onboard which in brief includes: full galley, generator, Webasto heating system.
She currently moored in the prestigious St Katherine’s Dock, London. Her mooring is available to reassign to the new owner.
Snowgoose’s (ex Eclan) history dates back to 1935 when the boatbuilder and designer Ted Landamore, based in Wroxham, drafted the lines of a 32ft motorcruiser called the Vesta for his expanding hire fleet.
In the early 1950’s Mr Edward Suckling, who had been a long term customer and friend of Ted’s, decided to purchase one of the ex-hire boats from the business for personal use. He became the owner of Vesta 5, 6 years later he admired his friend's design so much that he commissioned the design and build of a new boat.
That new boat Edward Suckling had drawn was to be named Eclan (renamed Snowgoose at a later date) after the builders initials: E. C Landmores. Ted entrusted his son Leslie to draft the lines of Snowgoose and as such he was able to create something very special. Increasing the size of the windows in the cabins was something that gave this boat her appearance of such open and airy interiors. Leslie was able to disguise her fulsome proportions by using two thin rubbing strips along each side.
Snowgoose (ex Eclan) was launched in 1962 and unfortunately her whereabouts and history from then until 1999 are somewhat a mystery. It was in 1999 that Andrew Holmes purchased Snowgoose and went about giving her a refit. Fitting two new Nani 29hp engines, generator and a complete paint job, Andrew enjoyed using Snowgoose and in-between use she was kept in a wetshed in Horning.
In 2007 Snowgosse changed hands and become a liveaboard until 2011, when her then custodian was taken ill and unable to continue to look after Snowgoose. It was in early 2012 that Snowgoose would enter into her most exciting part of the story when she was found up for sale by the Irish businessmen Emmet Hart.
The years had taken their toll on Snowgoose and after one summer of use Emmet went about finding a suitable boatyard who could help rebuild the boat. After much research he decided to go ahead with the IBTC yard and the long 12 month rebuild started in 2013. Her interior was stripped out and about 50% of the hull planks were replaced, 30% of the timber replaced, new 3mm mahogany laminate to transom and the complete hull recalked. The finished article can be seen today, a very sympathetic restoration, retaining much of her originality but allowing for modern touches for very comfortable cruising.
Snowgoose’s current loving owner has kept her in impeccable condition and had her in a very sheltered and beautiful spot in St Katherine’s dock in London, used as a floating apartment but at times has been seen cruising along the Thames.
It's now time for Snowgoose to enter a new chapter…
The spectacular saloon is a spacious lounge / dining area, ideal for entertaining guests or simply enjoying the tranquillity of the dock. Within the saloon there are two cupboards, a storage unit and six drawers. It has multiple power points, four fixed lights and a sliding hatch. The moveable table (with two drop leaves for additional space) easily holds six place settings and also has two drawers large enough for two full cutlery sets.
The two benches can allow for two additional berths if needed.
The master cabin is located at the stern of the boat. It has a full-size double-bed along with ample drawer storage units and a small seating area.
Located at the bow of the boat, it has two single beds, ample under bed storage and a slimline wardrobe. When not in use as a sleeping quarters, the front cabin can operate as a sleek and generously proportioned study or reading room.
Webasto warm air heater
A well thought-out galley which consists of the following:
Under counter fridge / freezer
4-hob gas burner
Combination oven (convection, grill and microwave).
S/S sink with mixer tap
Ample drawer and cupboard space (can easily fit a full dining and cookware set)
En-suite facilities for the master cabin (and can be separated for privacy if other guests are onboard). The facilities include an electric power shower with an extractor mechanism for the used water. There is a separate electric WC, combined with a hand basin and mirror. Both are in-keeping with the art deco style of the boat.
Two Nanni 3 cylinder 29hp diesel engines (2006) 360 hours.
Lombardini – Silent with remote start. 4.3 KVA - Diesel 32 hrs
Hydraulic steering (2014)
3.8 litres per hour at cruising speed
3 blade bronze propellers
Inverter + Battery Charger: HPC 2512 - 12V -2500W
Batteries: 4 x Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) 12V
Fuel capacity: 2 x 75 litres
Water capacity: 350 litres
Holding tank capacity: 300 litres
Aquafax Termoinox 25-litre Calorifier
Stainless Steel davits
2 x Rule Automatic 500 litre bilge pumps
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.