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Morgan Giles Passenger Ferry

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Boat REF# 15545
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1937
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, Volvo MD40 (unknown year)
Lying Torbay


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Extra Details

Designer Morgan Giles
Builder Morgan Giles
Lying Torbay
Fuel capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2005


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD40 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots

Halyard Aquadrive flexible coupling


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.15m (10'4")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Pine on oak; April 2005 Hull survey; water tight compartments fore and aft making her positivley buoyant with cockpit flooded; plastic fuel tank

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors
(stainless steel folding)
5.00m (16'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
strong back winter storage cover

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

60 buoyancy aids (MCA approved )

Broker's Comments

Preliminary details: awaiting confirmation by owner.

A classic passenger ferry built by Morgan Giles in 1937 and registered as a National Historic Ship. She’s been in the same ownership since the 1940s and was most recently operated as the Torquay - Babbacombe passenger ferry. She was coded MCA class 6, maximum 50pax, up to 1-mile offshore (1st boat in UK to get equivalency not required to carry liferafts).
She is currently wintering ashore and will undergo re-fit work demonstrating the owner’s ongoing commitment to her well being.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Nick Morton of Boatshed Brixham. Register or log in to see 26 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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