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Pilot Boat 60 Tug

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Boat REF# 132252
removed from sale
Length 18.90m (62'0")
Year 1967
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 240hp, 8 cylinder T8 Kelvin (1967)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Designer cooks
Builder James W Cook and Company of WIvenhoe
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 11,365.0 ltr (2,500.3 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 240hp
Engine make and model 8 cylinder T8 Kelvin (1967)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 0KVA
Engine spares tick

Engine recently serviced


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Length 18.90m (62'0")
Beam 5.49m (18'0")
Draft Min 1.93m (6'4")
Airdraft 1.55m (5'1")
Displacement 81,270kg (179,199.9lbs)
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This tug looks as if she has been really well maintained and is in regular commercial use. She is currently used for pleasure trips and has been hired for various TV companies Uk and abroad. She has a recently renewed PLA liscence to carry 12 passengers. She currently takes passengers to land at the Red Sands Forts in the Thames Estuary. Her top deck being the ideal height for this use.
Taken out of the water in August 2011 for hull maintenance. The engine has also been serviced. £7000 spent on maintenance. The owner pointed out that she would be great for fishing too.
The owner informs me that this tug has a massive range, allowing her to travel to New York!
Note that one of the holding tanks is for blackwater and the other for greywater. They are quite new and make of fibreglass. The owner infoms me that she weighs 61 Tons with empty tanks and 80 Tons with full tanks. The owner currently rents a mooring for £30/week.


Total # of berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The accommodation is currently arranged and fitted out with passengers in mind. However the lowest deck could be altered, without interfering with bulkheads, to provide further berths. Also the owner suggested that the huge aft locker could have the coachroof raised to provide a spacious aft cabin.
The galley could be modernised to accommodate more worksurface and white goods, giving her a liveaboard capability. She is very cosy and benefits from radiators which are heated by a diesel system.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick

Navigational details
Furuno GPS /WA AS Navigator GP-32
Furuno Navtex NX 300
ICOM VHF marine IC M5-05 linked to GPS
TV aerial
2 Radios
Sailor main set
Raynarine FIsh finder

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
50.50m (165'8") of chain
Mooring bollards forward and aft.
Water hydrant
Owner informs me that the Hoist/winch takes 250 Kilos
Note the Dinghy and outboard are not included.

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

Fire fighting equipment
Chubb Zone master 204A fire alarm.
Fire smothering system
Man overboard safety harnesses
Windscreen wipers with de-icer function

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Pilot Tug is a fully operational work boat licensed by the Port Of London Authorities to carry up to 16 people. Built in 1967 by James W Cook & Co with the main purpose as a pilot vessel and fitted with a Kelvin 8 cylinder 240hp diesel engine for long range economical cruising. This boat has been maintained to a exceptional standard due to her commercial work based on the red sand towers in the Thames Estuary. Other onboard equipment include a fast powered rib, full fire safety system and a 12 man liferaft. Recent full hull survey available to view.This Fabulous Pilot boat is a really lovely vessel. She has a special charm and was a pleasure to photograph. The owner kindly took her out of the harbour so I could take shots of this tug underway. Tugboats are small, powerful vessels that maneovre ships much larger than they are. So they are sturdy. I really wish that I could buy this pilot boat and take people for excursions to the Thames. She looks as if she has been well maintained for Commercial standards and the owner informs me that one of her next exciting ventures will be to star in the film that Brad Pitt is currently starring in.The movie is said to be about "A UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z."
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Pilot Boat 60 Tug has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. 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.