| November/December 1989

  • Steamboat

  • Steamboat

Beckmann, Limited, designers and builders of fine custom tugboats and launches, has recently introduced a new model of its very popular Steam Launch Twenty Two. This steam-powered antique replica is driven by a 10 HP compound steam engine and oil-fired steam boiler.

In its continuing effort to popularize steam boating and increase its appeal to family participation, the addition of a fully-equipped head complete with water closet and holding tank, and a vanity with sink to the already popular steamboats broadens its appeal to the entire family.

'Too long has the steam boating fraternity been restricted to a group of dedicated old men,' stated Walter Beckmann, President of Beckmann, Limited, 'now we expect to be able to open this very fascinating hobby to the entire family. The enjoyment of steam boating with its hands-on operation of mechanical devices is a great educational experience, and one learns while enjoying the peaceful serenity of steam power.'

The first of this new model has been delivered to Captain David Cooper of Nyack, New York. The steam launch Tapiola will be berthed on the Hudson River in the beautiful Tappan Zee area.

Further information may be obtained from Walter Beckmann at (401) 783-1859, or P. O. Box 97, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02880-0097.