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Interesting Boats:  Compromise 21 Diesel Launch

Owner Francis Uteg trailers boat to its new home in Clayton, Georgia
A real beauty, ideal for an evening cocktail on a remote lake, as well as
a day boat for cruising to the yacht club, fishing or just enjoying the ride.

Beckmann Boatshop, Limited, long known as a builder of steam and electric launches, has introduced a diesel powered version of its most popular model, the Compromise 21.  The basic launch is 21'4" LOA with a beam of 5'6" and has a draft of less than two feet.  Seating is for six to eight persons, with benches on each side and across the forward and after ends of the cockpit.  The boat's trim is of hand sanded and varnished mahogany with the cockpit combing steamed to form its oval shape. 
Power is supplied by a Yanmar one or two cylinder engine, which is enclosed in a sound deadened box, and provides speeds up to thirteen knots.  The Compromise 21 is suitable for coastal waters, lakes, rivers and is equipped with electric navigation lights, hand and electric bilge pumps, and a custom fitted trailer.  Options include a compass, GPS, radio, and CD player.  Flagpoles to carry the traditional flags fore and aft are standard.

Above:  Sea trials in Wickford, RI Harbor took us past the steam Compromise 21 belonging to
Capt. Jack Haigh.

She hold her course well, steers easily, uses next to no fuel,  and is trailerable to visit remote waters.

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