Certificate no 2867
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Southwold
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Curtis & Pape, Looe
Built in 1963
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
47.28 feet (14.41 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.48 feet (4.11 m)
7.25 feet (2.21 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


XANADU is a twin screw motor launch built in 1963 by Curtis & Pape of Looe and is a vessel of timber construction with 2 Parsons diesel engines. First registered in Leith and owned by Mr Robert Taylor, she was sold to Mr Simon Bell in 2000 and then to Steve & Debbie Buckell in 2005. She was bought by her current owner in 2013 and is being restored to seagoing condition.

Key dates

  • 1963

    Built by Curtis & Pape, Looe

  • 2013

    Bought by current owner and commenced restoration

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