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Ex Customs Launch Cruising Houseboat

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Boat REF# 121167
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1970
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 180hp, Cummins V8 (unknown year)
Lying London Docklands, residential mooring


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Extra Details

Designer HM Customs
Builder J. Hinks & Sons
Lying London Docklands, residential mooring
Fuel capacity 318.2 ltr (70.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 29/05/2008


Engine 1 x Diesel 180hp
Engine make and model Cummins V8 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Airdraft 3.35m (11'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Enter boat through central wheelhouse (sliding doors port and starboard); down steps into saloon / cabin with seating that converts into second double berth, extensive galley with 4 burner hob, oven with grill, microwave, sink, drainer, full size fridge, worktops and cupboards. 'Drop in' worktop providing additional table space. Shower room with Vetus electric WC, wash hand basin, shower and storage lockers. Door to rear cockpit with seating and storage lockers.

Main cabin (forward) with double berth, escape hatch, storage lockers and cupboards.

Webasto cabin heating.

Freeview TV / DVD with satellite dish.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
45.72m (150'0") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
5hp outboard (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Built by J Hinks & Co at its Appledore boatyard in 1970, this boat was one of eight built for HM Customs & Excise. She has been fully restored and converted into a super cruiser / houseboat. Constructed from wood carvel (teak) with a round bilge and of the Hinks hull form, she has a Cummins V8 diesel engine, which is surprisingly economical, burning only around 1ltr/mile. The hull was casco sheathed up to the waterline when built.

This boat has a great combination of original features and ‘mod cons’. She has a double cabin forward, and the saloon converts into a further double. There’s a spacious aft cockpit (currently under a tonneau cover) which is ideal for soaking up the summer sun or relaxing with a glass of something tasty.

She’s on a safe and secure marina mooring (with car parking) in London Docklands, just a few minutes from Canary Wharf and close to the DLR, shops, restaurants and bars. She would make an ideal Central London liveaboard or a super river / coastal cruiser.

This is a delightful boat which sits on a prized residential mooring in one of the capital's nicest marinas - and extremely well placed for the Olympics.

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

This Ex Customs Launch Cruising Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian of Boatshed London. 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.

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