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Wooden  MFV

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Boat REF# 71241
This boat has been sold
Length 14.26m (46'9")
Year 1945
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 198hp, Gardner 543 5 cyl (unknown year)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Builder Benfleet Slipway Ltd.
Lying Isle of Wight
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Fuel capacity 2,727.2 ltr (600.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 198hp
Engine make and model Gardner 543 5 cyl (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 2.5KVA
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Beautiful engine,completely rebuilt 2007/08. Spare 3 blade prop. The engine room is very spacious, housing the engine, generator,and heating boiler. there is an extensive work bench and original Gardner tools are included. There is a myriad of assorted spare parts located in this space.


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Length 14.26m (46'9")
LWL 12.00m (39'4")
Beam 5.00m (16'5")
Draft Max 2.20m (7'3")
Displacement 5,896kg (13,000.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")
Storage On mooring


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Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)


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Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)

Basic ketch rig on substantial wooden spars.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Heavy Larch on Oak construction with iron fastenings. Some replanking has been done in recent years and the existing structure appears sound. As with any vessel of this age and type, work is needed so viewing is a must.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
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Currently a basic conversion of the original hold. Split into 2 saloons, galley and double cabin with large deck/wheel house. The volume of the hold area would lend itself well to conversion to liveaboard or charter layout. The original character is still very much evident and the deck skylights give a good airy feel to down below. A heating system is installed but currently not connected. Ample storage space throughout.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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A good amount of navigation instruments. Some of the older variety but all apparently in working order.

Deck Gear

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Smallwood windlass
2 anchors
100.00m (328'1") of chain
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
Windlass has both hydraulic and manual power

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Liferaft is due for a service
Main bilge pump is a mechanical type running of the engine and doubles up to provide a raw water deck wash system.

Broker's Comments

This is lovely example of the traditional MFV style of vessel. Locally owned and maintained for much of her life she is offered in good condition but as you would expect of a vessel of this type and age work is needed. The interior accomodation could be easily improved and any work to date has been sympathetic to her style and origins. I love her deckhouse which retains much of the original equipment and charm. The interior is surprisingly light and airy and well ventilated. As a passagemaking liveaboard she would be ideal. These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wooden MFV has been personally photographed and viewed by Jon Roberts of Boatshed IOW. 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.