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Ferro 40' Motor Liveaboard

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Boat REF# 36621
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.00m (39'4")
Year 1978
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, Ford Thorneycroft 2712E (unknown year)
Lying Truro


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Extra Details

Lying Truro
Fuel capacity 290.0 ltr (63.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 290.0 ltr (63.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 135.0 ltr (29.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Ford Thorneycroft 2712E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) three blade bronze 30 "
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 ltr (1.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 5KVA

The engine turns a large prop via a 3:1 reduction hydraulic gearbox.

The generator need attention at is has a sticking valve. It is an 11 hp diesel engine type producing 240 v ac. Also, it can produce 70 A 12 V with a booster for deep cell battery charging.


LOA 12.00m (39'4")
Beam 3.50m (11'6")
Draft Min 1.67m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.67m (5'6")
Displacement 20kg (44.1lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


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Under the coach roof there is a steel frame at the door way to the forward cabin. This is mounted on the keel and is suitable for mounting a deck stepped mast if required.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull was constructed in 1978 in Wales, originally to be a fishing boat. The current owner bought the hull and has completed the coachroof, decks, bulkheads and cabin work to form a very substantial live aboard. Decks and coach roof are marine ply finished with woven matt glass and epoxy resin. Windows are marine quality aluminium and bronze.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The galley seating would convert to a further double.

The log burner has a back boiler for hot water and warms the two radiators ( foward and aft cabins). The aft cabin also has a gas fired blown hot air heater.

The quality of the mahogany joinery in the saloon and galley is very good but the aft cabin is yet to be finished with just ply wood lining.

Fridge is gas and electric ( 12 V & 240 V)

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain


The chain locker is forward of the forward cabin and forms a collision bulkhead made of ferro.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a very substantial, possible "Live Aboard" motor boat, with the ability to motor off if needed.

The hull was originally built by a Welsh farmer for his sons to go commercial fishing but it never happened and fifteen years ago, the curent owner aquired the hull.

Bit by bit she fitted her out. The coachroof, deck and wheelhouse are all complete and appear very substantial and of good quality. There is no denying that she needs some finishing internally but the quality of the work complete so far appears to be very good. Work in the galley & forward cabin would be first on the list. The aft cabin is mostly complete but needs finishing.

The boat is large enough for an enthausiastic DIYer to move onto and complete whilst in residence.

The current mooring is a tidal river berth and she floats on nearly all high tides. There are no water or electric services to the boat. The berth is owned by Carrick District Council, Truro.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Ferro 40' Motor Liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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