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MFV 50 Live aboard

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Boat REF# 154032
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1952
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 100hp, GARDENER 6 LW (unknown year)
Lying midicanals


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Extra Details

Lying midicanals
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,300.0 ltr (286.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/1993


Engine 1 x Diesel 100hp
Engine make and model GARDENER 6 LW (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 2.5KVA

Solid simplicity and belt and braces. A Gardener 6L a diesel generator for the 12v et 24v & a 2.5Kva petrol Honda plumbed in for the 220v. A drip feed 8Kw Somy diesel stove provides cozy warmth to radiators and hot water. Hot water also from a 220v 120lt immersion heater or from a Vaillant instant gas heater !

Du solide et du simple pour des croisières confortables et rassurantes. Un Gardner 6L pour la propulsion. GE diesel pour le 12v et 24v et un GE essence Honda 2.5Kva installé en salle des machines pour le 220v. 8Kw Somy chaudière à fioul « goutte à goutte » pour chauffage central et eau chaude sanitaire. Eau chaude sanitaire aussi par Vaillant gaz instantané et ballon de 120lt 220v.


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.90m (16'1")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Airdraft 3.05m (10'0")
Displacement 42,000kg (92,610.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

MFV by Tyrrell of Arklow Ireland. 1 ½ inch Larch planking on 6x4 oak frames. Keel laid in 1952 commissioned in 1953 but very quickly decommissioned and returned to Tyrrell’s who converted her into a private yacht !

Bateau de pêche Irlandais du chantier renommé Tyrrell. Construction, mélèze sur chêne avec tout son charme d’origine. Peu exploité en tant que bateau de pêche il a été très vite reconverti en yacht de plaisance par son chantier d’origine.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Microwave tick
Dryer tick

Cozy accommodation upgraded by the present owner who is an experienced yachtsman and wooden boat enthusiast. The owners aft cabin has a large dressing room and oceans of storage having been adapted from three separate cabins. At the time of this conversion a second heads and shower was « done away with » though all skin fittings are still in place and an « ensuite » could easily be envisaged ! Headroom varies between 1.9 and 1.8 on main deck and 1 .75 on the cabin deck. Main double 1.9 x 1.2 but easily made larger in both directions. Guest bed 1.25 reducing to 1.05 x 1.9
Super shaded aft deck and second « breakfast galley » in the saloon makes preparing the cocktail for guest a breeze.

Intime et cossu. Le bateau a gardé son charme d’autrefois même si son propriétaire actuel (un navigateur expérimenté et passionné de bateaux en bois) a su faire des améliorations astucieuses. La cabine de propriétaire avec son dressing a été obtenu par la transformation de trois cabines et en supprimant une douche WC. Cependant toutes les passe coques sont toujours en place et il sera facile de les rétablir ! La deuxième cuisine dans le salon facilite la vie pour la préparation des collations et apéros sur la terrasse. Hauteur sous barrot de 1.90 à 1.80 pont principal et 1.75 pont inférieur. Lit master 190X120 facilement modifiable et un lit d’amis 125 qui se réduit à 105 aux pieds X 190 encore facilement modifiable.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
BOMBARD 6 pers. dinghy (unknown year)
4hp outboard, TOMOS (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Midi canals is very please to offer this converted MFV for sale. She is a cosy comfortable charming liveaboard built to withstand the rigours of sea fishing but quickly converted into a private yacht by her original builders Tyrells of Arklow. The present owner has lavished much attention on the vessel with many modifications and improvements that have scrupulously respected the original charm and character of an MFV. She also carries a small car on the front deck which can be boarded via ramps or the crane (see photos). Though not profesionally surveyed since 1993 she is regularly slipped and was last out of the water in 2014 for antifouling and anodes. The residential south of France mooring is included and paid up for 2014. An MFV that has already cruised north to south on the French Freycinet canal system but the vendors no longer wish to go to sea at all and would consider a part exchange for a 10 -12m purely inland waterway craft For further information and appointments to view, please contact Graham WHARMBY your broker at Boatshed Midicanals.

Boatshed Midi canals est heureux de présenter cet ex-bateau de pêche irlandais converti en moteur yacht par son chantier d’origine, le chantier Tyrrel d’Arklow. Un confort cossu pour une vie à bord pratique et agréable, ce bateau était conçu et construit pour affronter les rigueurs de la pêche en mer mais à déjà traversé la France par canal. Il embarque votre petite voiture sur le pont avant par les rampes ou la grue prévue à cette effet. Dernière expertise 1993 mais sorti régulièrement depuis et dernièrement en 2014 pour antifouling et anodes. amarrage payé jusqu'au 31/12/2014.

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

This MFV 50 Live aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by graham wharmby of Boatshed Midi Canals. 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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