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MFV Cruising Houseboat 60

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Boat REF# 30613
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.20m (56'5")
Year 1965
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 240hp, Gardner 8 L3B (1965)


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Extra Details

Designer Seahouses Boatyard
Builder Seahouses Boatyard, Northumberland
Fuel capacity 2,400.0 ltr (528.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 4,545.4 ltr (1,000.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10
Last survey 14/04/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 240hp
Engine make and model Gardner 8 L3B (1965)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 bladed phosphor bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots
Generator output 6KVA

2 x Generators 1 x 5kva. 1 x 6kva.
2 x air compressors
3 to 1 reduction gearbox
Onboard electrics comprise 12 and 24v dc and 240v ac


LOA 17.20m (56'5")
LWL 16.00m (52'6")
Beam 5.50m (18'1")
Draft Min 2.20m (7'3")
Draft Max 2.20m (7'3")
Displacement 50,000kg (110,250.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator . 12v 24v 240v power systems.


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Hull is Larch on Oak construction.
aditional 300 litre fresh water bladder as reserve.
New hull fastenings on keel 2006
New keel bolts 2006


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 6
Shower 2
Heads 3 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Has eberspacher hot water central heating system fitted through out the vessel.
1 x freezers
1 washing machine/dryer

She has a very comfortable cabin space above decks which incorporates a large dining and living area. The galley and a heads and shower room are accessed from this area. All usual equipment is included in the galley and living space.

Down below there are two twin cabins, 1 double cabin and a heads and shower forward with a further double cabin with en suite and shower aft.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Echo sounder tick

2 x GPS

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

Radcon windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth, CQR)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Gas detectors, bilge alarm and fire blankets fitted.

Broker's Comments

The current owners have owned this vessel for the last 15 years during which time she has been completely renovated to a very high standard with most domestic facilities on board. She is a heavily built seaworthy vessel.

Until recently has been operated as a commercial dive charter business and could be returned to an operating commercial vessel.

The whole vessel is in very clean and tidy condition with a lovely comfortable homely feel below and a good strong and sea worthy working layout on deck. The hull and decks have just been repainted.

This converted MFV is ideally suited to long distance cruising and liveaboard use. She looks ready to provide comfortable living from the moment you move aboard.

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

This MFV Cruising Houseboat 60 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nigel Fletcher of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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