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Boat REF# 46477
removed from sale
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1944
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 120hp, Perkins 6.354 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Lying East Sussex


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Extra Details

Designer Not known
Builder Not known
Lying East Sussex
Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6.354 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Borg Warner hydraulic reversing gearbox.
Battery voltage: 12 and 24.
Mains power provided by generator.


Length 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.54m (14'11")
Draft Max 1.54m (5'1")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

4 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Gross/Registered Tonnage 13.47
Estimated holding tank capacity: 110 ltr.
This is a strong boat built traditionally to work continuously all year in the roughest parts of the North Sea.
The construction is of 1.5" carvel Larch planking on 3"x4" Oak framing at 14" spacing. The hull is closed by 1.25" Larch deck planking on 3"x4" Oak with Larch beams. The deck is covered with fibre glass resin.


Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Bedroom with double bed and hanging wardrobe in forepeak.
Separate WC containing lavatory, hand basin, cabinet with mirrored doors, storage cupboards.
Bathroom with bath and hand shower,shelves and mirror,ceramic tiling, glass block wall.
Very light and airy dining/living area with wooden floor and built in electric fireplace.
Large, well equipped and airy galley/kitchen with appliances and ample storage.
Cavernous under deck area containing engine room and utility areas with storage and washing machine.

2 sleeping berths with 1 doubles and 0 singles in 1 cabin(s) 2 burner Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Raytheon SL70 Radar.
Garmin 128 GPS.
Simrad Robertson AP22 Autopilot.
Raytheon bidata echo sounder and log.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
(50Lb Plough)
18.00m (59'1") of chain
Waveline dinghy (unknown year)
2.2hp outboard, Suzuki (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This has to be the ultimate live-aboard vessel. She was previously a herring trawler, and has now been skillfully converted to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation that one would more normally find in an appartment on shore! There is a large double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe. From the luxurious wetroom and adjacent wc compartment, to the living room with fireplace, and the "roof terrace", you are certain to feel at home here. You can cook a delicious meal in the well equipped galley/kitchen, and entertain your friends in the spacious saloon overlooking the water.
However, if you feel the need to roam far and wide, she has also retained the ability to be used as a throughly solid sea-going vessel.
All in all, a unique proposition for those looking for something a little bit different!
All fixtures, fittings and furniture are included, subject to inventory to be agreed between the purchaser and vendor.

All machinery and instrumentation is believed to be in working order, but this should be verified by means of a survey report.

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

This MFV 44 has been personally photographed and viewed by John van der Hoff of Boatshed Sussex. 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.