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Sweedish Steel cruiser

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Boat REF# 61630
removed from sale
Length 18.44m (60'6")
Year 1905
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 300hp, Scania DSC11 (1982)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Builder sweedish
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 6,600.0 ltr (1,452.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 29/03/2007


Engine 1 x diesel 300hp
Engine make and model Scania DSC11 (1982)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.0 ltr (2.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 6KVA

Single Scania DSC11 300hp turbo diesel main engine (new in 1982) coupled with a 4:1 reduction gearbox delivers approx 11 knots at max revs of ca 1800 and 9 knots cruising. Fuel consumption is ca 13 litres per hr at cruising revs. Fuel capacity is 7 tons in 2 steel tanks. There is also a Volvo MD11 auxiliary engine used for the hydraulics, salvage pump & fire pump. Hydraulic Bow Thruster. The very large walk-in engine room area includes a large workbench and work area.


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Length 18.44m (60'6")
LWL 17.00m (55'9")
Beam 4.00m (13'1")
Displacement 50,000kg (110,250.0lbs)
Headroom 2.20m (7'3")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Built originally in Jularbo in north Sweden and launched in 1905 St David worked as an icebreaking tug in the hostile waters of the artic.
She underwent a major refit in the early 1960’s during which her steam engine was replaced by a diesel. She remained in service until the 1980’s when she was purchased by an elderly gentleman for conversion to live onboard.
During his extensive refit work in which the new superstructure and funnel were added and the entire hull re- plated the large diesel was again replaced with a more economical Scania. His work was of such a high standard that the insurers classed her as new build in 1992.
It was in 1999 that she was brought back to the UK where an extensive refit costing £80,000 was conducted. The entire interior was stripped bare and all systems reinstalled from scratch. The hull was shot blasted and then painted to commercial specifications.

The current owner bought her in the summer of 2006 and has undertaken extensive renovation work, both mechanical and structural


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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6 berths in 3 cabins plus occasional berths in the saloon ; The master cabin has built in key and combination safe, also amplified TV aerial and telephone extension line. Pressurised hot and cold water throughout heated via immersion or central heating boiler ; 1.5 tons water storage in 2 steel tanks ; Bridge heads with electric flush head, shower and sink. Main heads with full size electric flush heads, sink and large shower area. Galley sink ; Radiators in each compartment from diesel fired boiler ; Large and separate galley via door to saloon. Containing full size fridge freezer. Full size 4 burner gas cooker with separate grill and separate oven. Storage areas and all utensils, cutlery and crockery provided.
There is a large seperate saloon with seating for 12 dining guests. Large TV, video and music centre built in and much locker space. In the saloon is an additional fridge and a freezer.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Furono 12KW mono radar ; Simrad CE30 mono GPS/plotter/log ; Raytheon STE 8001 autopilot (commercial model) ; Koden CVS102 Colour sounder ; 3 x fixed VHF radios - 1 x Skanti DSC VHF, 1 x Sailor 2047 VHF, 1 x Icom M710 HF/MF DSC - plus 2 hand held Icom VHF radios ; Morse compass plus emergency compass - plus fluxgate via autopilot ; Target Pro Navtex ; Raytheon 430

Deck Gear

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windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Hydraulic Anchor windlass ; Danforth 1/2 tonne anchor plus Admiralty Kedge & 60m chain/warp ; ; Gangway ; Boarding/bathing ladder ;
Awning and awning stancions to cover aft deck ; 6 industrial fenders ; Numerous lengths warp ; Tow rope ; Emergency propellor powered via auxiliary hydraulics can be rigged via tiller arm to rudder to give power for low speed in an emergency to get you home. In addition to bridge steering, there are stations on the fly bridge and aft deck.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Ship divided into 5 watertight subsections each separately pumped via auxiliary engine at 50 tonnes per hour. Manual FM200 drench system in engine room with remote control panel external and visual and audible alarm upon opening of operation cabinet. Built In ships fire main. Zodiac Solas B 16 Man serviced 2004 ; 16 crew saver automatic plus 2 childrens plus 10 DOT ; 4 lifebuoys 2 with floating strobes - 10 throwlines - one rocket line launcher ; 10 fire extinguishers located depending upon risk in compartment including foam, CO2 and Hydrospray ; Petrol driven 60 tonne per hour portable salvage pump plus 2 Roving electric bilge pumps - plus manual bilge pump in engine room ; Full set of flares but time expired ; Full navigation lights plus RAM and towing lights with auto watchkeeping panel ; EPIRB ; Air horn ; Remote controlled search light ;full medical/first aid kit.
Internal and External
Communications System for loudhailer, internal speakers, CO's cabin/bridge communication and automatic fog signals. The ship is fitted to receive landline telephone lines.

Broker's Comments

Here is an ice-breaking converted tug that would suit a variety of uses, such as a Dive Boat, liveaboard/pleasure craft etc.

The current owner bought her in the summer of 2006 and has undertaken extensive renovation work, both mechanical and structural

Being built in 1905 she has come through 2 world wars and has a history of being pressed into service by the germans as a patrol ship.

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

This Sweedish Steel cruiser 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.