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MFV 52 - London liveaboard

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Boat REF# 127021
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.86m (52'0")
Year 1956
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp, FD6 (unknown year)
Lying London Docklands


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Extra Details

Builder Thomas Summers of Fraserburgh
Lying London Docklands
Fuel capacity 16,000.0 ltr (3,520.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 4,200.0 ltr (924.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model FD6 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   48
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4-blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.1 ltr (2.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 2.8KVA
Engine spares tick

Mobitronic 2kw inverter.
Every mains circuit is switchable to inverter, seperately


LOA 15.86m (52'0")
Beam 4.88m (16'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 2.36m (7'9")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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


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

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno D Fax
Navico DL160
Garmin Fishfinder
Garmin 3010c GPS Plotter
Garmin Radar
Navstar 2000D Navigator
Kelvin Hughes M560 sounder
ICOM BC162 handheld VHF
Navico RT650 Radio
CCTV system with monitor

Deck Gear

Fenders tick
Davits tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
15.00m (49'3") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Petrol Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

3 bilge pumps (3 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This fishing vessel has been tastefully converted into a superb home, where the current owner has lived for the past four years. The attention to detail is, as Wayne Rooney would say, "gobsmacking" and the boat has all the trappings of a contemporary home whilst retaining all the original features and character. The photos really don't do her justice and this boat is a 'must see' for anyone looking for a Central London houseboat.

But there's more. This boat has a fully working engine and is in A1 condition, electrically and mechanically. The current owner, a systems engineer, has brought all the boat's systems up to an extremely high standard, so she's as much a hardy cruiser as she is a liveaboard.

Whilst her current marina mooring in East London doesn't officially have residential status, the marina is tolerant of liveaboards and a great community exists there. And, with 2012 looming, this is about as close as you can get on a boat without competing in the sailing events.

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

This MFV 52 - London liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian of Boatshed London. 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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