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Admiralty MFV 65 Liveaboard

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Boat REF# 65573
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 19.81m (65'0")
Year 1944
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 157hp, Gardner 8L3 (unknown year)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Admiralty
Builder Curtis and Pape, Looe, Cornwall
Lying Hayling Island
Fuel capacity 13,636.5 ltr (3,000.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 4,545.4 ltr (1,000.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/04/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 157hp
Engine make and model Gardner 8L3 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade 32 x 30
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 20KVA

The engine produces 157 hp at a mere 900 rpm, and weighs in at 3.5 tons.
There is a VETUS 9kW Electric Bow Thruster.


LOA 19.81m (65'0")
Beam 5.49m (18'0")
Draft Min 2.54m (8'4")
Displacement 45,000kg (99,225.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull has been completely refurbished.
Steel superstructure.
This craft has just been surveyed by the same surveyor who has overseen the entire project whilst she was out of the water for antifouling and re-anoding. May 2011. He has issued a clean bill of health.
See the new pictures.
She is now undergoing a complete paint job above the waterline.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The complete accommodation comprises of 6 cabins. The forward owners cabin, the wheelhouse, the galley/saloon, aft cabin, port side utility room and starboard side cabin. Also a large open upper deck area.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick

The navigation equipment is basic, though functional and were the vessel to be considered for passage making then new navigation equipment would have to be a serious consideration.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Electric Francis windlass
2 anchors
(150lb Stockless)
137.16m (450'0") of chain
There is a large upper deck area accessible from the wheel house as well as a large foredeck area in front of the breakwater. and a large aft deck. There are two anchor chains one for each anchor. The port chain is 137 meters and the starboard chain is 82 meters, both are 1/2".

Safety Equipment

UKSA - 10% Discount on sail training!
Liferaft tick

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 Electric)

The existing 4 man life-raft needs re testing.

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Hayling Island is proud to be able to offer for sale this unique MFV.
There are boy boats and there are girl boats, but this is a man's boat. A 1944 Admiralty MFV that has been rebuilt from top to bottom with scant regard for cost, or for the worlds remaining rain forests for that matter. It is a joy to see so much exquisite furniture made from wood that screams out to be polished into an even richer, deeper lustre. It is a pleasure to see such craftsmanship, in such glorious detail. As I mentioned before, this is a mans boat and as such it maybe misses one vital ingredient. That is, a woman's touch.
Find that missing ingredient and you will have a superb party boat, a glorious liveaboard and all on top of a hull and engine capable of taking you anywhere.

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

This Admiralty MFV 65 Liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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