For Sale


1936 Cranberry Island Launch

Year: 1936
Length: 32′
Engine/Fuel Type: Single / Gas/Petrol
Located In: Maine, United States
Hull Material: Wood
Current Price: US$ 40,000 
This launch was built on Great Cranberry Island by Seth and Les Rice in 1936 for Reverend George Payne on Suttons Island. Her current owner’s father purchased her in 1946, and she has remained in the family for 70 years on Cranberry Island. VEGA is a stunning open boat with varnished woodwork, which includes a stern seat and deck room for additional seating.  She offers a canvas hood forward to keep out of wet weather. She is an authentic Maine launch that has been professionally cared for and is ready for her new owner.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Chevrolet
Engine Model: 292
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol

This launch was traditionally built in 1936 by brothers Seth and Les Rice of Great Cranberry Island. Cedar planking over oak frames with bronze screw fastenings. Bronze sheathing along tumblehome, port and starboard. In 2000 Ralph Stanley repaired/replaced portside areas–stem and skeg when boat broke loose from mooring. Varnished fir decks, oak cockpit coaming and guard rails, mahogany engine box, stern seat, ceiling. Gray painted sole. 
Chevrolet 292 engine, FWC, rebuilt in 1986 by Powers & Robinson of Bass Harbor. Between 2010 and 2014 new electronic ignition and Jabsco pump were installed and repairs were made to the manifold.  Bronze shaft swinging a 4-blade bronze prop. Cable steering with bronze wheel to starboard of engine box.
Two SS fuel tanks installed 1986 (to replace original copper tanks)
Dual battery isolater, 1987
Rewired running lights, 1987
VHS Radio and Antenna
Jabsco Bilge Pump


FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Alec Brainerd at (207) 542-0372.