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Isaac J Abdela & Mitchell Converted Tug Boat Liveaboard

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Boat REF# 57265
removed from sale
Length 19.75m (64'10")
Year 1915
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 2 x diesel 212hp, Ford Sabre (1995)
Lying Yorkshire


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Extra Details

Builder Isaac J Abdela & Mitchell
Lying Yorkshire
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 4,545.5 ltr (1,000.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 2,272.7 ltr (500.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/07/2005


Engine 2 x diesel 212hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 12KVA

Will cruise on one engine at 7 knots and 15l per hour.
12v and 24v electrics.


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Length 19.75m (64'10")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 2.36m (7'9")
Draft Max 2.36m (7'9")
Airdraft 4.90m (16'1")
Displacement 50,000kg (110,250.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

Bath in main heads.
Heating by diesel, stove and reverse air con.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 anchors
100.00m (328'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This fine historic vessel was built in the same place in the same year as the famous craft which appeared in the African Queen.
Constructed in 1915 in Port Stroud, she started life as a working tug boat in the Severn Estuary and Bistol Channel. In 1940 it was bought by British Waterways and in 1960 it was sold to a private owner and converted to a gentlemans motor launch.
30 years later it underwent a major restoration, the hull and topsides replaced, converted to twin screw with new engines and the inside completely refitted. This was overseen by marine surveyors and the documentation and photographic history is available.
It is a seaworthy vessel and has cruised to Menorca in 1999, travelled round the Balearics and back to UK 2005 and will serve as an ideal liveaboard ar long distance cruiser.
It is seriously for sale and any reasonable offer will be considered as will part exchange of a smaller boat, caravan, motor home etc.
Also there is the possibility of a liveaboard rental mooring to go with it.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Isaac J Abdela & Mitchell Converted Tug Boat Liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Andrew Holmes of Boatshed Yorkshire. 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.