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Mackays of Arbroath MFV 68'

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Boat REF# 16554
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 20.73m (68'0")
Year 1973
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 425hp, Caterpillar D 353 (1973)
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Builder Mackays of Arbroath
Lying Cornwall
Fuel capacity 8,100.0 ltr (1,782.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,125.0 ltr (247.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 425hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar D 353 (1973)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 31.5 ltr (6.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
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The turbo charged main engine was rebuilt in April 2005 ( all bills available) including new pistons, liners, heads, injectors and bearings.
Auxiliary engine is a Lister 3 cylinder 33 hp. This drives the main generator. Separate compressor for fish hold refrigeration is driven from main hydraulics. Main hydraulics are drive from main engine. Electrical supply is 24 v & 110 v. Trenchford hydraulic steering, twin disc gearbox.


LOA 20.73m (68'0")
Beam 6.70m (22'0")
Draft Min 3.40m (11'2")
Draft Max 3.40m (11'2")
Displacement 80,000kg (176,400.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Typical heavy MFV construction of larch on sawn oak frames. Aluminium shelter deck over main deck of larch planks. Up to date safety certificate in place.


Total # of berths 8
No. of single berths 8
Cabin(s) 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
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Single aft cabin with eight berths and large table.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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2 no. satellite phones

, Decca Fish Finder, Simrad echo sounders ( EQ60 & EQ 40), 3 no. gps navigations, Furuno gps giro compass, 3 no. VHF, 1 no. single side band, Trimble Imarstat, Navatron Autopilot

Deck Gear

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1 anchors

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a working gill netter and I only had a short time on board before she was off to sea again.

This fantastic boat has been reduced for a quick sale. She is being offered at this price with all fishing equipment removed. This can be negotiated on if it is required.

To be sold with a 5 year MCA safety certificate.

For those with imagination, she would be an immense live aboard and go anywhere motor cruiser. Beneath the aluminium shelter deck and buried under all the fishing machinery lurks a very fine looking hull with a graceful sheerline. Her fish rooms are massive with huge headroom and these would clearly convert to very spacious living accommodation.

I have a number of other pictures not shown on these web pages. If you would like them, please ask.

Owner keen to sell and price negotiable depending on equipment bought with the boat.

Please call to discuss.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Mackays of Arbroath MFV 68' has been personally photographed and viewed by Tony Hicks 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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