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Ex Pilot Boat 50 German Rhine Police Patrol

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Boat REF# 173324
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.50m (54'2")
Year 1955
Construction Steel
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 100hp, Detroit 3 cyl 2 stroke (1970)
Lying Thames


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Extra Details

Lying Thames
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 800.0 ltr (176.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Detroit 3 cyl 2 stroke (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

2 x 12v 235 ah (new August 2013) domestic pack by starboard alternator.
2 x 12v 180 ah (new August 2013) start pack by port alternator.
12 v circuit for ancillaries.
2500w inverter
2 x 3 stage battery chargers
Lighting circuits 1 x 24v and 1 x 240v


LOA 16.50m (54'2")
Beam 3.60m (11'10")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Airdraft 3.40m (11'2")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Originally converted in the 1980s in Holland and then updated by the previous owner in 2005/06 also in Holland. She has recently been the subject of further updating with attention to the steel hull at a cost of over £20,000 and also work on the accommodation.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick
TV tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

1 anchors

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

Boat Safety Certificate until 2018

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Thames are delighted to offer this boat for brokerage as it is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of marine history. A 1955 German ex Rhine police patrol boat she would make the perfect liveaboard for two plus occasional guests or an exceptional head turning pleasure craft.

When I went to photograph her I thought she was quite an attention grabber as she has recently been refinished in German police boat colours and insignia.

The aft deck is huge and you could hold a big party there! The storage under the rear deck is cavernous.

The boat is to be sold fully equipped with everything from life jackets, sun loungers, deck table and chairs, 17" flat screen TV with surround sound, Sky box and dish, brabantia bin, microwave, toaster, kettles, pots, pans, cutlery etc, ready just to sail away on!

She is sadly only for sale due to illness.

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

This Ex Pilot Boat 50 German Rhine Police Patrol has been personally photographed and viewed by Simone Ray of Boatshed Thames. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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