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Ex Customs Launch Cruising Houseboat

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Boat REF# 160743
This boat has been sold
Length 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1970
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 180hp, Cummins V8 (unknown year)
Lying East London Viewing by prior appointment only


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Extra Details

Designer HM Customs
Builder J Hinks & Son
Lying East London Viewing by prior appointment only
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 318.0 ltr (70.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 11/07/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 180hp
Engine make and model Cummins V8 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots


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Length 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.21m (4'0")
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


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

Enter boat through central wheelhouse (sliding doors port and starboard). Steps lead into saloon / cabin with seating that converts into second double berth. Galley with 4 burner hob, oven with grill, microwave, sink, drainer, full size fridge, worktops and cupboards. 'Drop in' worktop providing additional table space.
Shower room with Vetus electric WC, wash hand basin, shower and storage lockers.
Door to rear cockpit with seating and storage lockers.

Main cabin (forward) with double berth, escape hatch, storage lockers and cupboards.

Webasto cabin heating.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

1 anchors
13.72m (45'0") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
3.5hp outboard (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

EPIRB battery replacement date: 01-18-2013

Broker's Comments

Built by J Hinks & Co at its Appledore boatyard in 1970, this boat was one of eight built for HM Customs & Excise, she has been converted into a super cruiser / houseboat.
Constructed from wood carvel (teak) with a round bilge and of the Hinks hull form, she has a Cummins V8 diesel engine, which is surprisingly economical, burning only around 1ltr/mile. The hull was casco sheathed up to the waterline when built.

This boat has a great combination of original features and ‘mod cons’. She has a double cabin forward, and the saloon converts into a further double. There’s a spacious aft cockpit,

She’s on a safe and secure marina mooring (with car parking) in East London, just a few minutes from City Airport. She would make a super river / coastal cruiser.

This is a delightful boat which sits on a leisure mooring which may be transferable by agreement with the management.

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

This Ex Customs Launch Cruising Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed Representative of Boatshed London. 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.