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Passenger Vessel River Cruiser

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Boat REF# 121357
Off The Market
LOA 16.08m (52'9")
Year 1972
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Multihull
Engine 2 x Diesel 128hp, Gardner 6LXB (1985)
Lying South Devon


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Builder E Palzeaird, St.Sampsons
Lying South Devon
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Fuel capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 28/06/2004


Engine 2 x Diesel 128hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LXB (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 2KVA

Armstrong Siddeley generator
Please note condition and status of engines; last operated approx 18months ago; some parts removed (exhaust elbows for example); engines are complete with twin disc 2:1 reduction gearboxes and all stern gear; water/fire pumps removed but a lot of s/s pipework remains


LOA 16.08m (52'9")
Beam 7.32m (24'0")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.39m (4'7")
Displacement 46,000kg (101,430.0lbs)
Headroom 2.80m (9'2")
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

24 volt,


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Paint finish

Deadweight (in tons) 19.33
Sheathed marine ply construction


Lots of open space!
Port side saloon windows removed and shuttered

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a vessel that is ripe for renovation or conversion to a multitude of uses before the she is cut up with chainsaws.... The cataraman construction provides a stable platform and huge amounts of open space. Built in 1972 for ferry operations in the Channel Islands this boat has seen active service as a passenger vessel for many years and sadly it was deemed uneconomical a few years ago to maintain her MCA classification and she was retired from service. She has until recently been laid-up afloat and the port side windows removed and shuttered. She has now been brought ashore for sale. A lot of equipment has been utilised for spares but the engines (much sought after Gardner 6LXB) and twin-disc gearboxes are still in place. If they were not needed they could be removed and could easily be sold for a good price. There is also a lot of stainless steel pipework that was part of the fire suppression system still onboard. Although it would be very unlikely she could now return to use as a ferry (NOTE: she is NOT MCA coded now) she would be perfect as a yacht club floating head-quarters, floating offices, marina offices or even for conversion to a superb and unique live-aboard. The shallow draft and twin hulls of course mean that she could take the ground very easily so berths should be easy to find. And what a lovely home or holiday home she would make – light airy and plenty of room! The price shown is inclusive of VAT at 20%. Please save her from the chainsaw gang.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Passenger Vessel River Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Singer of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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.