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MFV 50 Banff Liveaboard

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Boat REF# 205116
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.64m (51'4")
Year 1946
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 0hp, Gardner (1946)
Lying East Sussex - Viewing by Appointment Only


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Extra Details

Builder Banff Boatbuilidng Company
Lying East Sussex - Viewing by Appointment Only
Last survey 01/09/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1946)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick


LOA 15.64m (51'4")
Beam 4.96m (16'3")
Draft Min 2.45m (8'0")
Draft Max 2.45m (8'0")
Displacement 27,587kg (60,829.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: shore power, generator


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


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Cosy and warm feeling, this is a place to relax, surrounded by evidence of her heritage - including pillars carved by past fishermen whilst at sea. A fully functioning kitchen and attractive saloon heated by a traditional stove make an enticing bolt-hole.

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 01-01-2013

Broker's Comments

** Unexpectedly back on the market at an even greater reduced price! **

A 1946 wooden converted motor fishing vessel, with real, tangible history behind her - registered and certified as a National Historic Ship. She was built in 1946 by the Banff Boatbuilding Company and named after the Lord of Banffshire.

I'm informed that she was utilised in the commercial herring fishing industry and helped to pioneer Scottish herring fishing after the end of the second world war. No smell of fish! In 1989 she was bought by a Bristol consortium and converted to a motor fishing vessel yacht.

She is already a comfortable and peaceful home and would benefit from some work, which is reflected in the already-low asking price.

Unusual for a house boat, the owner tells me her original Gardener diesel engine is reported as operational and that she was recently used as a pleasure boat in Majorca for 8 years, so she comes with some commercial repair and service history.

Also according to her current owner, her hull design was the prototype for Scottish fishing boats after the 2nd world war. She was re-caulked under the waterline in September 2014 and her last survey was carried out in September, 2013.

Part 1 Registered.

Only for sale due to a change in professional commitments and priced to sell quickly. Grab her while you can!

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

This MFV 50 Banff Liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim Kingston of Boatshed Brighton. 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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