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Wooden  MFV 53' Conversion

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Boat REF# 147143
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.15m (53'0")
Year 1946
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 114hp, Gardner 6LX (1965)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer J&G Forbes
Builder J&G Forbes & Co., Sandhaven, Scotland
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 4,000.0 ltr (880.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 22.7 ltr (5.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 27/05/2004


Engine 1 x Diesel 114hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LX (1965)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
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) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 4.2KVA
Engine spares tick

Engine has been regularly maintained, with oil and fuel filters replaced.
Boat lifted in July 2012 with fresh antifoul paint, new anodes, new seacock, hull painted above the waterline and the bright work re-varnished.


LOA 16.15m (53'0")
Beam 5.18m (17'0")
Draft Min 2.13m (7'0")
Draft Max 2.13m (7'0")
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Lister Petter


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Larch on Oak construction.
Larch deck planking renewed in 1998 and then sheathed in 9mm thick GRP which overlaps the toerail and rises to 10cm above the deck around the base of the wheelhouse. This forms a completely waterproof deck membrane.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
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Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Double aft berth cabin with ensuite heads including basin and shower.
Double cabin amidships adjacent to heads with shower and basin.
Double berth in forepeak
Single berths to port and starboard in for'ard saloon area.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Fish Finder tick

JRC FF30 Colour fishfinder
Toshiba 460CDT laptop with charts
Navman 7200 DSC VHF
Furuno Marine Radar

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual Lofrans Titan TT 2000 watt windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(1 x 45Kg CQR, 1 x Kedge)
135.00m (442'11") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
20hp outboard, Yamaha, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Window covers.

Numerous large fenders.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Liferafts need servicing

Broker's Comments

An elegant wooden motor cruiser that has been converted from a former fishing vessel and now provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to eight people. With four separate sleeping areas, two saloon areas, a good sized galley, a well equipped bridge and beautiful timber panels and flooring this vessel provides a generous level of space, style and comfort. On deck there is also plenty of space to relax, fish, sunbathe and enjoy the view. The solid Gardner engine with huge fuel and water storage would enable the vessel to travel to far-off ports and harbours. She appears to have been very well mainatined and ready to sail.
Contact the broker to visit this lovely lady and start planning your future voyages.

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

This Wooden MFV 53' Conversion has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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