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Admiralty Pinnace Historic Restoration Project

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Boat REF# 122272
removed from sale
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1919
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 0hp, Perkins P6 (1960)
Lying River Lee


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Extra Details

Designer Admiralty
Builder Admiralty
Lying River Lee
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Fuel capacity 1,818.0 ltr (400.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Perkins P6 (1960)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The Engine is believed to date from the 1960s.

There are 2 Domestic and 2 Engine Batteries - 24v- plus an emergency 12 volt battery running just the bilge pumps and a light. There is a battery charger for charging from shore power.


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Airdraft 2.44m (8'0")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)

Has a mast and a set of sails. Unknown rig. Has been used by present owner as a river cruiser without rigging.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

A beautiful wooden hull with teak decks and a stunning wheelhouse. This Admiralty Pinnace is thought to have been built in 1919.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The large wheelhouse, with sliding doors either side, is beautifully fitted out in solid hardwoods. Plenty of room for guests with a large settle style seat with storage under.

Descending into the aft cabin, there is a massive salon with seats both sides of the dining table and an impressive rear window.

There is a small galley with sink and a wonderful diesel stove with hob and oven. This also provides heating and hot water.

Forward of the wheelhouse is a a double bedroom with cupboard space. The large fore-peak cabin has been converted into a toilet and washroom with plenty of extra space and storage. There is a separate shower. This could easily revert to a double cabin with toilet and washbasin in the shower space.

2 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Here is a great project to restore a historic boat

She is in need of major restoration,(Professional work in the region of £25k) but what a joy when she is back in her element.

How do you describe a boat like this. Certainly pretty unique. I can find only two more anything like it.

Thought to have been built by the Admiralty in 1919, she certainly does not show her age, except perhaps in her grace and style

She is definitely a beauty, wonderful lines, stunning wheelhouse, massive salon, which could seat 10. A useful galley and wonderful bedroom and toilet plus separate shower.

However it is the sheer looks of this boat that are such a joy. She would be superb on the coast or on the Thames. She would grace any historic collection and hold her head up in any classic company.

Yes, she needs some a lot of work but it would definitely be a labour of love and the end result would be a wonderful piece of floating history

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This boat is for sale through Boatshed Grand Union.

Tags: Pinnace, boat, small-ship wooden hull Narrowboat, Narrow boat, Narrow-boat, barge, canal boat for sale

This Admiralty Pinnace Historic Restoration Project has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Bassett of Boatshed Grand Union. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.