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Fleet Tender 52

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Boat REF# 22271
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.00m (52'6")
Year 1945
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 125hp, Foden FD6 2 stroke supercharged (1976)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Builder Williams of Aberystwyth
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 125hp
Engine make and model Foden FD6 2 stroke supercharged (1976)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 15.0 ltr (3.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots

Self change hydraulic gear box. Rudder is steel and was re-built in 2000. New exhaust system. Lots of engine spares.


LOA 16.00m (52'6")
Beam 4.90m (16'1")
Draft Min 1.70m (5'7")
Draft Max 1.70m (5'7")
Displacement 40,000kg (88,200.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


10% discount on rigging

Wood spars (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners

The mast is mentioned as there is one but it is in need of work or replacing. Sails are unknown.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Subjct to a seven year restoration including new deck beams, new marine ply with glass/epoxy over, bronze grip nails, some new planking, new fully insulated deck saloon & new sacraficial keel and fixings.

The hull is oak framed with larch planking using iron fastenings


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

The deck saloon is in effect the living room/kitchen with the helm. Downstairs to port is the bathroom and seperate shower, to starboard is the master double cabin. Moving forward is a studio under the attractive deck light and this could be a further double berth. Forward again in the double forepeak cabin with bunks.

The entire boat has radiator central heating with a wood burner in the studio.

The boat is very well insulated and homely.

Hot water and central heating is provided by an diesel Eberspacher Hydraulic 10 fitted in 2003.

There is a land line phone connection to the boat

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Fishermans & Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
The windlass has been renovated and galvanised.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

1 x engine drive Jabsco bilge pump.

Broker's Comments

This large ex Royal Navy tender has been converted to a comfortable live aboard boat. Subject to tenure, the mooring may be available.

The new deck saloon provides a light and airy living area allowing the original hull space for cabins and heads.

In addition to the hull renovation and conversion to a live aboard, the mechanical parts are in order and with the addition of some navigation equipment, there seems no reason why this boat could not be made ready to go to sea again.

Currently lying in Falmouth.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fleet Tender 52 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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