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Steel House Boat

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Boat REF# 114476
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 45.53m (149'5")
Year unknown year
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 10
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Lying Plymouth
Last survey 01/01/2007


LOA 45.53m (149'5")
LWL 42.67m (140'0")
Beam 10.36m (34'0")
Draft Min 0.48m (1'7")
Draft Max 0.94m (3'1")
Airdraft 12.80m (42'0")
Displacement 440,000kg (970,200.0lbs)
Storage On mooring


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Thought to be built in the fifties this was a Lighter 851 civilian fuel barge which was converted for the Royal Navy in 1986. Used as a Seamanship Training Barge she was moored at Jupiter Point near Torpoint. She is solidly constructed from steel plate and was kept in top condition by the Royal Navy until her decommissioning in 2007.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 5
Cabin(s) 5
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Grill tick
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Main Upper saloon and Kitchen with full fitted kitchen including white goods. Part conversion of remaining accommodation to form 4 large double bedrooms. Some areas of the boat yet to be converted so scope for much more accommodation.
Newly fitted bathroom with separate shower cubicle and Jacuzzi bath.
In aft section saperate flatlet with ensuite shower room and additional general store.

4 burner gas cooker

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Plymouth are pleased to offer this Ex Navy Training Barge for sale.
Originally a Lighter 851 civilian fuel vessel she was converted into a Seamanship Training Barge by the Royal Navy in 1986. She was moored near Plymouth and kept in commission until 2007 when she was sold. As expected with a MOD vessel, no expense was spared in keeping her within full regulations and in top condition. We have a box full of old surveys and details of works carried out on her.
The current owners have converted her into comfortable living accommodation over the last 3 years. They have completed large areas of the boat such as the electrics, kitchen, bathrooms, heating (and air conditioning) but there is still plenty of scope in parts of the boat yet to be converted. She is vast inside with plenty of room for the largest of families to live in or perhaps for a commercial use (subject to compliance with the necessary regulations).
Please do call to discuss this interesting historic Naval Ship in more detail. There is much more to her than we can fit onto this Web listing.
She is priced to sell and the current residential mooring is available if required.

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

This Steel House Boat 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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