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RJ Prior & Son Houseboat

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Boat REF# 42677
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1947
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Lying West Thames


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Extra Details

Designer Norman e Dallimore
Builder R.J. Pryor & Son
Lying West Thames
Last survey 01/01/2004


As mentioned elsewhere, she is a static boat, however, included in the sale is a reconditioned engine and gearbox.


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.57m (15'0")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


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

The boat was based on an oyster dredger. She has just undergone a comprehensive rebuild, which included the replacemnent of all planking considered less than 100% (over 500 feet replaced in all). The work was undertaken by professional wooden boat specialist, Michael Dennett & Co. Her decks have also been fully restored, stripped, retreated and finished.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

The accommodation consists of a raised Wheelhouse which has a fully fitted kitchen with plenty of equipment. To the aft of this down below is a spacious double cabin with en-suite bathroom. This is fitted with a modern power shower and wash basin. Forward of the wheelhouse is the saloon area, large, bright and spacious with comfortable furniture and bags of storage space.

4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat is a fantastic bargain, just reduced, the owner is very motivated to sell. If you are looking for a unique and individual houseboat, then this one should be given serious consideration. The hull and deck have been professionally restored to a very high standard. The interior does need some work and the varnish could do with a touch-up in places, but this is nothing that a person with reasonable DIY skills could not do. She has a good level of fixtures and fittings and the mooring comes with all facilities. With a little effort she will become a boat to cherish for many years to come.
These boat details are subject to contract.

This RJ Prior & Son Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil of Boatshed Thames. 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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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