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Converted Passenger Ferry 79ft

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Boat REF# 123406
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 24.00m (78'9")
Year 1939
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 186hp, Gardner 8L3 (1970)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Camper & Nicholsons
Builder Camper & Nicholsons
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 2,200.0 ltr (484.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 186hp
Engine make and model Gardner 8L3 (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots


LOA 24.00m (78'9")
LWL 23.00m (75'6")
Beam 5.74m (18'10")
Draft Min 1.92m (6'4")
Draft Max 1.92m (6'4")
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

A hull docking survey report was completed in 2009.
This is not a comprehensive boat survey but measurements of the hull plate thickness were taken and found to be satisfactory.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Washing Machine tick

Lots of potential and the layout can easily be modified to suit the new owners requirements.

Please note this boat is not on a residential mooring, see Brokers comments below.

4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
100.00m (328'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

The bilge pump is diesel driven and covers 4 compartments and is easily directed to any or all.

Broker's Comments

This Converted Passenger Ferry has lots of potential with plenty of room to become a great live-aboard. She does however need a lot of work and it’s not just basic DIY for example the decks are in need of major work to refit and re-seal them, and there is plenty of other work needed to get this boat anywhere near to just a “DIY fit out”.
The current layout which can easily be altered is as follows: There are three cabins above deck; the Saloon & Galley areas are very spacious & light. The Wheelhouse sits above the main accommodation. Below decks there is the engine room flanked by two further large cabins these have been partly clad.
The boat has a wood burner in the saloon as well as oil fired central heating.
The engine was last in full use about 2 years ago when she arrived at her current location under her own steam. The engine has however been run up since then in early 2011.
Please note the boat is currently moored on a Marina mooring this is not a residential mooring. The contract with the Marina can be renewed on a 12 month contract
In summary this boat is a project and not one for the faint hearted; but she is very realistically priced to reflect this.

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

This Converted Passenger Ferry 79ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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