Gleniffer

Historical Summary:

Gleniffer is a rare surviving example of an Edwardian motor launch from a time when sail and steam yachts were modifying to gasoline power. Essentially, she is a prototype for the internal combustion engine’s evolving use in a powered cruising launch. Built in Hong Kong of Burmese teak, this slim, dignified, forty-footer epitomized the experimentation of pre-First World War power boat design that lead the way to production name brand yachts.
Delivered new as a flush decked cruiser with a racy open cockpit (prior to the later modification of an enclosed aft wheelhouse), her debut was a modern sensation in pre-WW1 Vancouver.
Still close to her original configuration, she remains actively cruising in her 109th year.