Latest Listing Feed http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/rss_latestlisting Hampton Safari - widebeam liveaboard http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/hampton-safari-widebeam-liveaboard.html MTc0LTIwMTctMDUtMzEgMTQ6MzQ6MDU= Wed, 31 May 2017 14:34:05 +0100 ]]> Platform for Houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/platform-for-houseboat.html MTczLTIwMTctMDUtMTEgMTI6NDU6MDk= Thu, 11 May 2017 12:45:09 +0100 The pontoons are two sections 20x8ft ,18 inches depth. They consist of steel chambers every metre with polystyrene and are webbed. Clad in Aluminium, each unit weighs 1 and a half tons they have braces to clasp together and reinforcing poles. The marine architect (who has built his floating home on two) specified a maximum of 10 tons on the two pontoons ,this gives free-board of around 10 inches. Bought originally for a project on the Thames in 2012 ,these pontoons were surplus to a project. A rare opportunity to buy quality purpose built pontoons for a houseboat project. You can have them as a base 40' x 8' or as 20' x 16']]> houseboat /Liveaboard cruiser boat ready to convert http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/houseboat-liveaboard-cruiser-boat-ready-to-convert.html MTcyLTIwMTctMDItMDggMTQ6MTE6NDE= Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:11:41 +0000 the boat is 40ft x 12ft and very spacious and suits a number of uses. liveaboard fishing boat cruiser We are a group of interior designers and able to help you with planning out the space if required, the steel work is done and needs minimal finishing off, sandblasted and painted this boat will be amazing and can be fitted out to your requirements if required. Currently sitting in Rye East Sussex on hard moorings of £ 121 every 3 months or for extra cost can arrange the transport to your desired location. ]]> Contest 32CS Center Cockpit Sailing Yacht, Liveaboard yacht http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/contest-32cs-center-cockpit-sailing-yacht-liveaboard-yacht.html MTcxLTIwMTctMDItMDggMTQ6MDM6MDA= Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:03:00 +0000 Mooring paid up until end of March 2017 'Melanthe' is a Dutch build capable solid center cockpit yacht with aft cabin, Built in 1978 by Conyplex B.V. and designed by Dick Zaal this spacious vessel can sleep seven in two separate cabins and saloon. Galley with two ring gas hob, oven, fridge / freezer. Separate heads compartment with new electric toilet and Holding tank. Her wooden interior and flooring give her a classic and comfortable feel. The navigation equipment includes a log/speed/depth indicator, wind indicator, echo sounder, compass. Epoxied a few years ago, The standing rigging was replaced in December 2015 and she comes equipped with safety equipment including a six man life raft (exp 2018) 'Melanthe' is a serious cruising yacht and combines stability with comfort, she has the benefit of a recent (Sept/Oct 2016) overhaul to include: October 2016 survey Engine rebuild / overhaul New engine mounts New Stainless Steel exhaust outlet New cutlass bearing New Anodes New water strainer/filter New 12v Cig socket and USB in cabins and outside cockpit area. New electrics inc standard 3 pin and USB sockets New battery charger and fusebox All new seacocks New electric sea toilet and holding tank New water pump, taps and water piping throughout New TV aerial New stereo Re varnished floors New auto electric bilge pump New cockpit table Antifouled November 2016 And lots more. LOA 9.70m (31' 10") LWL 7.82m (25' 8") Beam 3.30m (10' 10") Draft 1.60m (5' 3") Keel Fin/long Keel Displacement 6486.00Kg Navigation Equipment Log/Speed/Depth & wind indicators, Compass. Mechanical Volvo Penta MD11c 23hp diesel with 2657 hrs. (Rebuilt October 2016) New engine mounts, New Stainless Steel exhaust outlet, New cutlass bearing, New water strainer, 240 litre fuel tank, Range 400 miles. 2 x large water tanks, New Electric pumped water, taps and piping throughout. Electrical 1 x engine battery, 2 x domestic battery. New 230v shore power with New battery charger and fuse box, New standard 3 pin 230v sockets also with USB plug in throughout, New 12v sockets and USB sockets throughout, New Stereo, Overhaul of electrical system, LED lights. Accommodation Seven berths in 3 cabins. 6'2" headroom. Chart table. Saloon table. Hanging lockers, The old gas heating has been removed but the piping left so it would be very easy to reinstate a new heating system, Optimus 2 ring hob, oven and grill with New gas tubing, Galley sink, Heads sink and Aft cabin sink with electric pumped fresh water, Refrigerator including freezer, New electric sea toilet with New holding tank, New stereo system, Wet locker. Safety Equipment Six man Seago offshore liferaft (2018). Danbuoy, New electric bilge pump and piping + new piping for manual bilge pump, Deck lifelines, Fire alarm, co2 alarm. Sails & Rig Sloop rig, Fold down mast / rig system makes it ideal for canals, Standing rigging replaced 2015. Running rigging (8 years). Roller furling, Genoa sail, Spinnaker pole, Mainsail. Deck & General Sprayhood and Cockpit cover. Sail covers, Large fitted tarpaulin for boom, Cockpit cushions, Delta anchor. Grapnel anchor with 10mm chain, Lofrans Royal horizontal manual windlass, Large anchor locker, winches, New Cockpit table, Boarding ladder + transom ladder. A solid 'go anywhere' classic comfortable yacht that is ideal as a live aboard, She is more desirable than similar boat of this size and age as she has the walk through to the aft cabin instead of having to go out to the cockpit. PART EXCHANGE POSSIBLE for smaller yacht or motorboat / car etc She located in Weymouth Marina and is ready to go with lots of recent work carried out. (Marina berth paid up until April 1st 2017) Lots of old manuals, original brochures and plans, VAT paid.]]> Live Aboard Narrowboat London with Mooring http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/live-aboard-narrowboat-london-with-mooring.html MTcwLTIwMTctMDItMDQgMTg6NTI6NDM= Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:52:43 +0000 fully blacked and anodised, fully surveyed, and cruised in to London two and a half years ago. She has remained moored in the basin for liveaboard purposes. occasionally cruised in the summer months, at most for a week on two occasions. The Kitchen, Living Area, and Bedroom have been completely refurbished to a high standard, including LED lighting, hand made Walnut worktops and woodwork. The brand new gas cooker has never been used. Most recent work includes brand new batteries, and charging and monitoring system (2017) at a cost of £500. And the engine has been fully serviced including the gearbox etc. The boat is fully functional for cruising, and/or mooring. The boat sale includes all furnishings and fittings as required. Owner (now retiring from full time work Mar 2017), and no longer needs to be in, or work in London says "I have had an amazing time living afloat, and being a part of the Limehouse community. However, it's now time to move on to pastures new, and retirement." **The owner has been stopped wherever he goes with people wanting to see the rare, traditional Russell Newbury DM1 1 cylinder engine in action.** Offers considered - at this price BE QUICK !]]> 2003 CATAMARAN CRUISERS VAGABOND http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/2003-catamaran-cruisers-vagabond.html MTY5LTIwMTctMDEtMTcgMTE6MTI6MTA= Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:12:10 +0000 Boat is located in Fort Myers, Florida. 2003 Lil Hobo Vagabond. 10' beam by 35' LOA Live aboard ready or a nice get away even use as a dorm, can sleep six, generator, shore power, wired 120 and 12V, bottom paint, auto pilot, depth finder, marine radio, trolling motor thruster, newer interior, new water heater, complete bathroom, toilet and stand up shower, sink, 9 amp solar panel, 1800 watt inverter, fridge w freezer, stereo, bose speakers, propane stove, stainless bbq shore grill, 100 gal holding tank w mascerator, 100 gal freshwater tank, flat screen TV, Direct TV tracking unit, 3 batteries, all coast guard gear, ladder to top deck and water. All LED interior and running lights. Heat and AC both carry on. 90 hp Honda four stroke needs work. Great as a live aboard Serious inquires only, currently lived aboard. More ictures on request]]> 40ft narrowboat liveaboard project near london http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-narrowboat-liveaboard-project-near-london.html MTY4LTIwMTctMDEtMTQgMTE6MTA6MTI= Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:10:12 +0000 This is a project the boat has good hull history plenty of work done Reliable Engine. Boat Safety Certificate Front and rear Cratch covers Inside Shower and toilet toilet- rest of the boat is Open Plan waiting for someone to put their own mark on it adding furniture and possibly bedroom bulkheads depending on what kind of layout you want]]> Dutch Barge Widebeam Luxe Motor 3 bedroom liveaboard http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-widebeam-luxe-motor-3-bedroom-liveaboard.html MTYzLTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTE6NTM6NDc= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:53:47 +0000 liveaboard dutch barge, which has been our home in the last couple of years. We have found her in a sail away condition and spent the last 3 years refurbishing her and making her our dream boat for the next 50 years. We are only selling her, because our twin ( surprise) sons have arrived in winter and we had to move to the land where our familiy can help us with the babies. We hope that our beautiful boat will find a good and caring owner, who will love and appreciate her just as much as we did and can enjoy the luxurious living on her all year round. Katie Wijker is historical barge built in Katwijk in Holland around 1920. First she was a sailing work barge, than she has been converted to a motor yacht in the 1960s. She has been transporting coal and different type of cargo on the European rivers and canals in her early years. During the refurbishment we have found the base of her original mast and also a hidden box under her deck, which must have been used during the word war as a hiding space. We have lot’s of pictures showing all the work which we have done on her. We haven’t spared time and money, because we were building her for ourselves. We have rebuilt the wheelhouse, changed all the windows, insulated her, installed a new floor and cladding, constructed a brand new designer bathroom with a bath, redesigned the bedroom, the aft and forward cabin. We have also installed a central heating system, which is powered by a very efficient pellet boiler stove. Katie Wijker is 100% self efficient, we haven’t been in a marina, we were able to liv very cosy life on her off grid. She has huge water tanks providing enough water for 4 weeks, a big solar system so you do not need to run your generator in summer time at all, a built in diesel generator for winter. She is very well insulated and geared up with double glazed windows, so her energy efficiency is very high. This boat can sleep up to 8 people - 2 in the aft cabin (double bed), 2 in the forward cabin (twin bed), 2 in the living room (pull out sofa) and 2 in the master bedroom (double bed). Her lovely double glazed skylight has been custom built from high quality wood and making her living room very light and homely. She also has a full size kitchen - my wife is a keen cook. Length : 20.6 metres ( 67 feet 7 inches ) - Beam : 3.8 metres ( 12 feet 6 inches ) Her living space is about 85m2 (915sq ft), which provides a generous living space for the whole family (even for visitors). She is such a superb barge and a real beauty. We hope that she will find a good home. Lots of good people added their heart and best workmanship into her over the years and you will feel this love shining through as soon as you get on board. We have listed all her equipment below: Equipment: HFL 4KVA watercooled Marine Generator 4 Cylinder Kromhout/ Gardner Diesel engine with Brevo gearbox 1200Amp Trojan deep cycle Battery bank Victron Phoenix 3000Watt/ 120Amp Combi Charger/ Inverter Sterling 45Amp Battery to Battery charger 660Watt Solar panel system with 45Amp Morningstar MPPT charge Controller 1000L fresh Water tank 600L Diesel Tank Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration system Miele washing machine and Miele Dryer Stoves fan assisted LPG double oven Marine Undercounter 12V Fridge and Freezer Central Heating with radiators 240V and 12V LED lights though the boat Double glazed windows including Portholes in the bathroom Double glazed skylight Hardwood Wheelhouse completely refurbished from 2013-2016 New bathroom with Designer bath Gas instant water heater (Rinnai) Wheelhouse: Hardwood, dismountable wheelhouse Aft Cabin: Double bed storage, wardrobe big roof hatch for good access and furniture under bed storage, access to the engine room Living room and kitchen: U Shape kitchen, 4 burner gas hob 2ft deep cupboards all along the living room on both sides, tons of storage 3 seater sofabed converts into a double bed Heart of the boat: Pellet Stove Designer wall built from teak and mahogany hardwood Master bedroom: Mahagony double bed Huge wardrobe on both sides for Him and Her Solid oak wood flooring (shabby chic) Bathroom: Designer furniture , bath and radiator Forward Cabin: Twin bed with under bed storage Access hatch with ladder access to the water tanks and more storage place Forward deck: space for table and chairs Engine room: Katie Wijker was painted (blacking and superstructure as well) in 2012 and again in 2016 She has had a survey done in 2012 and a fresh one in 2016. Please only get in touch if you are a serious buyer and have your funds secured to get her.]]> Dutch barge Luxemotor 1927 http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-luxemotor-1927.html MTY1LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTk6NDY6MDU= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:46:05 +0000 1921 Dutch steel barge 21m x 3.45m. Kromhaut 5 cylinder engine (Gardiner, made under licence in Holland, circa 1960) 4 x 200 aH domestic batteries 100 amp mastervolt 24v battery charger 240v inverter mastervolt 6kw (continuous)13kw (30 mins) inverter 2 x 1000L stainless steel water tanks Pressurised water system Bow thruster 2 x 200 litre diesel tanks Front cabin - fitted out with double bed, cupboard and shelving. Separate WC with holding tank and hand basin. Large main salon –Full refurb, professionally fitted throughout. Morco 11litre water heater, brand new newworld gas oven and hob cooker. Multifuel wood burner. Stylish custom fitted seating area which sleep four. Drainage and fridge Large wheel house with lounge area and access to the back cabin and engine room, which is under the wheelhouse. Aft cabin, recently professionally fitted to a high standard includes a very spacious double bed, and a wet room with additional cassette toilet. Plenty of cupboard space and fully insulated The vessel had a full survey in September 2015 and underwent a full restoration. Was fully repainted, blackened and new iodes were added. The integrity of the hull is in very good condition and has had ultrasonic testing to be above 7mm in all areas. She has been out of the water three times since then and the hull is in very good order. Heating. The heating is powered by a ebersbacher hydronic 10 which heats 11 radiators throughout the boat, it also has a califier installed which has not been commissioned, which is dual functions on electrics as well. All have recently fitted to a professional standard. Electricity. Major restoration works included a full refit of the electrical system which has been upgraded to a professional standard with full boat safety accreditation. The power works off mains while on shore and the 240 is powered through a inverter from the batteries while offshore which is tested and works well . Mechanics The engine is a kromhalt 5 cyclinder108hp, built in 1963, it has recently been services and used over the summers and performed perfectly with no issues. It has lots of power and sits at 4/6 knots easily. The vessel is compliant within the boat safety scheme and I drained all the tanks, cleaned them and reinstalled all of them. The bow thrusters are very effective and work off of the domestic batteries, which have been recently professionally commissioned. Tramp is very easy to sail and has been a great for our family holidays, we now wish to seek a larger vessel, hence putter her up for sale. Tramp is currently moored at Brentford Dock Marina, a picturesque spot opposite Kew Gardens. The mooring is available for the buyer. This is a non-residential leisure marina, but with an allowance of up to four nights per week on board, so it is very handy as a pied-a-terre mooring for people working around London. The mooring fees are currently £1277.43 per quarter, inclusive of VAT. ]]> Dutch Barge Branson Emily 49ft by 10.6ft New http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-branson-emily-49ft-by-106ft-new.html MTY2LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMjA6MDU6Mjk= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:05:29 +0000 "Gracie Matilda" is a Branston Emily 49 ft Newly built and fit out now genuinely 98% done This boat was my dream, a life long ambition What you see now is exactly what I had in mind when the idea was hatched a number of years ago. It has been completely over engineered and built to last and be kept for ever The rectangular windows that are solid brass were salvaged from a 1930's Ocean liner The windows alone were Nearly £4000 I wanted it to be light and a positive space to live in. All the pics were taken on a winters day with none of the warm led lights switched on. Apart from the soft furnishings that are part of the price it is virtually ready to go. The Structure was built with outstanding attention to detail and care by a reputable local fabricator The complete fit out has just been done by the staff and proprietor of an industry topping west country Boat Builder Beta Marine Engine with PRM Drive Solid Wood Work Tops Machined Oak floor Stone Tiled Bathroom Beautiful solid fuel burner, with back boiler and Central Heating Lovely Engine bay Proper Cooker, Stunning Kitchen Belfast Sink She's currently set up as a Two Berth in the lovely rear cabin with a day bed/Guest in the main cabin ]]> 47' traditional narrowboat with moorings, fine hardwood interior, two stoves http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/47-traditional-narrowboat-with-moorings-fine-hardwood-interior-two-stoves.html MTYyLTIwMTctMDEtMDYgMTM6MDg6NTc= Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:08:57 +0000 47' Castlefield Marine Traditional - 'KINDRED SPIRIT' PRICE: £45,000 Lying Grand Union Northamptonshire, private offside mooring near Bridge 32. Good road links within 10 mins ( A5/ M1 junction 16) Countryside setting with shops and great pubs within easy walking distance Much loved hideaway, a cozy home with the benefits of discreet modern technology. Fully off-grid for extended cruising with all home comforts Current mooring available with electric hookup, water and parking outside. Sold with mooring available to buyer on annual rent, subject to interview with landowner. Interior benefits from a sympathetic recent (2012) refurbishment including full insulation under birch ply lining, hardwood floor, new kitchen and new bathroom. Bespoke interior fitted out by craftsman in Oak, Ash, Birch and Wainscot paneling. From Stern - Self draining stern with hatch and doors over engine Engine room 5' with flat twin cylinder Kingfisher Diesel 16HP 3 domestic batteries and 1 engine battery with Victron solar charging system plus mains charging system Victron 900w inverter and Galvanic isolator Bedroom 10' Oak floor, Double bed with storage and Freezer under. Office 2' Saloon 10' Oak floor with new wood burning stove in Slate tiled Hearth Kitchen 10' Quarry tiled floor, with coal fired Cottage style range, worktops in Stone by stainless steel sink and Ash worktops by cooker with fold down top when not in use. Spinflo Caprice MK3 built in gas oven/hobs, underfloor cold store, Morco D61B instant hot water and plenty of storage in Ash framed Kitchen units. Walk through Washroom/Toilet 4' full width with pigeon box in roof and full-length dressing mirror Tiled floor with She-oak paneling Tiled/Mirrored shower with extraction Slide out compartment for cassette toilet Wash basin with hot and cold water Front self draining deck with 500l water tank under Storage in front well for 2 x 13kg gas bottles and water hoses etc Exterior newly redecorated 2016, fully blacked 2014. In-depth surveyors report from 2012 purchase. A well-loved boat which is ideal as a live-aboard or as a holiday home. Sale forced due to expanding family, well worth a look. ]]> Houseboat with residential mooring Iron Tjalk live aboard http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/houseboat-with-residential-mooring-iron-tjalk-live-aboard.html MTYxLTIwMTctMDEtMDYgMTI6MzM6NTE= Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:33:51 +0000 40 ft x 9ft 6inches. 1914 Dutch Iron Tjalk on residential mooring at kingston upon thames with excellent transport links. Complete recent refit including new kitchen, bathroom, and multi fuel stove. Recently slipped and bottom blacked. Mercedes 2.2 diesel engine. Current BSC survey and insurance. Beautiful historic craft. *THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF RENTING Call Martin 07411 111 838]]> liveaboard Houseboat, 36 foot X 12 foot converted ships lifeboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/liveaboard-houseboat-36-foot-x-12-foot-converted-ships-lifeboat.html MTYwLTIwMTctMDEtMDYgMTE6MjA6NTM= Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:20:53 +0000 Charlotte is a 36 foot by 12 foot Empress class ships lifeboat that has been converted into a comfortable live aboard house boat. Originally a fiberglass 100 person ships life boat hull she has been converted by the addition of a plywood superstructure. The accommodation is as follows: Entering the boat by the hand rail (steel welded construction), Wide side decks run along side the wheel house, large open deck space fore has the raised fore cabin, mooring bollard and anchor windless, escape hatch for the fore-cabin. The rear deck has the raised cover to the engine room, mooring bollard, door to the gas bottle locker, door to the rear cabin escape hatch. Once raised the engine room hatch cover leads down via a step onto the engine which is used to step down into the engine room. The engine is a six cylinder Ford cargo with mermaid heat exchanger, water cooled exhaust and marine gearbox. The engine is located but needs lining up to the prop-shaft. All the raw water equipment is available but needs fitting. A single 70 gallon diesel tank is located on the starboard side. This has most pipe work in place and has 60 ltrs of fuel. To the port of the engine is the 30 ltr hot water tank with immersion heater and tapping to heat from the engine or heating system. The hot water system is connected and working through the immersion heater to supply hot water to the rest of the boat. Further along the port side is located both battery locations. A battery box containing 3 x 110 amp-hour deep cycle battery set, this feeds and is charged by a 5.5 KWH inverter charger, The shore power line runs through this unit. Most of the 12 volt domestic wiring is completed for the boat, the work remaining is to connect up the gauges for the engine. A separate 110 amp-hour battery is located below the domestic battery box to start the engine. The wiring is avaliable for this but has not been fitted as the boat is on hard standing. The 240 volt fuse box is located next to the inverter/charger, all 240 volt wiring is completed. Two auto/ manual bilge pumps are fitted and wired. The gas bottle locker door opens to the locker which is sealed from the rest of the boat and has two bottles and a bubble test device fitted to the system. All the gas pipe work is completed and appliances working. Navigation light and running/deck lights are fitted and working. A door from either side deck leads to the wheel house. Forward mounted is the steering position. The wheel is fitted and connected through a teliflex system to the rudder. There are two morse type leavers fitted for the engine speed and gear control, These are fitted with the control cables running through to the engine room but need connecting to the engine. Domestic battery isolator, fuse box and switches are located at the point along with some gauges. A full set of gauges exist for the boat. VHF radio is fitted. On the starboard side the galley is located with SS/ Sink and draner, Neptune two gas hob, grill and oven. with storage. To the port seating is located. A raised platform area leads to the fridge/freezer, storage cupboards, microwave and TV. The wheel house floor and platform are carpeted, the wheel house ceiling is painted tongue and grove with inset lighting, and two mushroom vents. A hatch and doors lead down to the forward cabin. Ladder leads down to the cabin level. A double bed separate single bed and storage is located in this space. There is a vast amount of storage under the two beds. This space is usable but needs finishing off as the roof is not yet lined and the wiring and control cables are exposed. Double doors lead through to the head. To the starboard is a sink with tap and cupboard unit (Tap plumbed H/C and pump connected) forward is a chemical toilet, port side is a bath (not yet plumed but will all fittings. escape hatch leads to fore deck. Head linings and plumbing to be completed. Forward again is space for two large cupboards, one for the anchor chain and warp ( on the boat but not fitted) and the other for towels. A Hatch and doors lead down to the rear cabin. Ladder leads down to cabin level. Starboard side and under ladder is storage for cloths. Port side is a double bed. Above is a hanging wardrobe / escape hatch which leads to the rear deck. Rearward is a door to the head. To the starboard is a sink with storage under. to port is a full size shower. A chemical toilet is also located in this space. The rear cabin is lined and the lighting is completed the space is also carpeted. All plumbing and pumps are located and working. From the rear cabin a door leads through to the utility / tank room. This is not a full standing height space. Located in this space is the washing machine plumbed and working. Tumble dryer which vents to the port cabin side. and three 110 ltr rigid plastic water tanks which supply water to the boat. The main fresh water pump is also located in this space. The space is usable but needs the head lining and lighting to be finished, there is also scope to add much storage to this space and line the hull sides. The history of the boat: Charlotte is the last known empress style ships lifeboat. She was built by Mills and co in west midlands and was one of 840 boats built to this design. She was sold to Harland and Wolf and saw service on a cross channel ferry. On each ship lifeboats were placed to port and starboard with the forward of each set being a motor boat, Charlotte is the last known motor lifeboat from this class.The class ran from 1956 through to 1965 describes the hull construction, dimensions of the craft and the davit hangers which are still fitted to the craft. After this time the design changed as did the class name. Empress class lifeboats were the largest fiberglass vessels that it was possible to build at that time. The hull is constructed in two halves and is bolted together with well over 150 bolts and a massive forged davit hanger and 'D' hoop at each end. These are capable of holding eight tons of craft and 100 people as they are lowered into the sea. After this time the design changed so that the craft was made in one piece but the mold was in many pieces. When her mother ship was scrapped she was sold to be converted into a fishing boat and saw service out of south wales ports until eighteen years ago when she was taken under her own steam to Stourport upon Severn where on hard standing she was converted to her present form. We purchased her two years ago as a bare hull and superstructure and have fitter her out to the present level and moved her back down to the coast. Mooring: If you choose to, you will be able to approach the boat yard owners to maintain the mooring. As you can see we are on hard standing at the moment, with this boat yard there are a choice of three locations when you slip her. The yard has a lift and a crane so moving her or slipping her is not a problem once the winter storage boats have gone. At the moment we are on residential terms, so the mooring / hard-standing charges are as normal, the yard charges a residential supplement and council tax is liable if you choose to live here. Electric is by prepayment meter. ]]> 40ft shabby chic narrowboat houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-shabby-chic-narrowboat-houseboat.html MTU4LTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTI6NDM6MDA= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:43:00 +0000 Just been fully re-fitted from top to bottom including a new engine. The hull has recently been blacked and she is in excellent condition and ready to move on. She has a sit in jacuzzi bath, sparkly work surfaces and a beautiful woodburning range in the kitchen Bright, airy and modern, fully equipped and ready to live on. If you are looking for a boat with nothing to do then come and have a viewing]]> Liveaboard houseboat Steel Cruiser http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/liveaboard-houseboat-steel-cruiser.html MTU3LTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTI6Mjc6NDQ= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:27:44 +0000 VESSEL IS CURRENTLY ASHORE IN SOUTH UK ON THE HARD FOR YOUR INSPECTION The accommodation has been maximized in headroom and extra side decks have been added which makes her quite lively but she settles greatly with full tanks. The interior of this vessel is in pristine condition having been recently restored to its original 1960s style. All photographs were taken in August 2015 Then more photos in June this year when we lifted her out for transporting to UK the boat was careened, anti fouled and fitted with new anodes before transportation to UK at a cost of £3,000. The aft deck of the boat has seating for six, used to have a table but it was awkward and unsteady so we removed it to make more space. We did have a mooring for her on the Thames so had her delivered to Oxford but lost the mooring before we could move her down river to it. The engine was replaced by Volvo agents 9 or 10 years ago with a new Volvo Penta 6 cylinder turbo and the Volvo Penta gearbox and shaft was replaced new by Volvo 7 years ago. The engine is seawater cooled through large Veutus sea filter. It runs perfectly and has two new batteries fitted last year.]]> 45x10-classic-Dutch-barge-Widebeam-liveaboard-perfect-Diy-project-near-London http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/45x10-classic-dutch-barge-widebeam-liveaboard-perfect-diy-project-near-london.html MTQ5LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTE6NDk6MTk= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:49:19 +0000 This 45x10 ft barge all steel barge Has just been surveyed blacked and had new anodes For her size she has a very lrg galley and open plan saloon The galley is the entire width of the boat in the bow with a breakfast bar style area looking on to a really good sized living room with fixed seating that could easily be changed to furniture of your choice Central wheelhouse over the engine Separate aft dbl cabin with large full length wardrobe and under bed storage. The boat would benefit from being painted on the cabin and decks but All underwater has just been done Needs to be viewed to be appreciated ]]> Stunning Boat 36ft Liveaboard Admiralty Launch http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/stunning-boat-36ft-liveaboard-admiralty-launch.html MTUwLTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTA6MzI6Mjk= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:32:29 +0000 1930's 36ft admiralty boat. It is for sale through my company due to the repossession from the owner due to shortage of funds - someone is going to get a bargain here. £40k has been spent on this boat over the last 3 months and the work has been carried out by my company to a high standard. We specialise in bespoke refits and builds. Finised, she would be £70,000. Let's start with the exterior the topsides are sheathed in West Systems epoxy with a woven cloth, they are sprayed in epoxy primer and faired to a flat finish with a 2 pack polyurethane topcoat. This is less maintenance than a grp boat it doesn't fade and can be machine polished once a year so the top is virtually maintenance free. The decks have been replaced with marine ply, sheathed in west systems and then epoxyed with £12k of tek dek style composite decking (maintenance free no varnishing or oiling). The skylights have been overhauled on the top deck and are finished in varnish. This fills the saloon and galley with light. The wheelhouse has been extended again in marine ply sheathed and painted with wrap around glass windows. This will make a briliant seating and table area which would convert to a double bed. The exterior of the boat is stunning and it just needs personal touches such as toe rails/hand rails etc should you want them. From the rubbing strake down is double diag, and I believe it is constructed in teak. This has been taken back to bare wood and faired to a smooth finish with a single pack paint to allow movement. The hull is not sheathed as I don't believe in sheathing a good hull if it's not necessary. This hull will out live you and me due to its expensive construction which would not be viable to build today due to the cost of the wood. A full survey is available which was taken before we started work on her. The under side has been stripped and antifouled, with new seacocks installed. The propellor has been polished. The boat has recently been put back in the water and is lying on an annual berth in Southampton which welcome liveaboards, but could be moved to a berth in your chosen area. She is powered by a Hercules 6 cylinder diesel engine which pushes the boat to 12 knots. It was on our job list to remove this engine and give it a paint and some modern touches, such as a bigger alternator and glowplugs. It is a good runner and only needs cosmetic tidying. The inside of the boat has been started in some areas. The electrics have been run through and so has the plumbing. There is a double bed in the forward peak leading back into a teak faced half built galley. To the starboard side the heads are located which was going to have a sit down shower and electric seatoilet. This is wrapped in a expensive teak faced ply. Leading back there was to be a study area with desk. The saloon has a "U" shaped seating area which converts to a double bed. Opposite this is a single seat which also can be used as a single bed. This boat is very spacious and was a good size liveaboard with the option to sleep 7 when finished. The wheel house is a lovely light space and the whole boat has so much potential. The boat dimensions are 36ft long, 12ft beam and weighs 12 tons. She draws 3ft (so suitable for french canals) and the air draught is approx 9ft. ]]> Contest 32CS Sailing Yacht, Liveaboard http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/contest-32cs-sailing-yacht-liveaboard.html MTUxLTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTA6NTM6NTE= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:53:51 +0000 'Melanthe' is a Dutch build capable solid center cockpit yacht with aft cabin, Built in 1978 by Conyplex B.V. and designed by Dick Zaal this spacious vessel can sleep seven in two separate cabins and saloon. Galley with two ring gas hob, oven, fridge / freezer. Separate heads compartment with new electric toilet and Holding tank. Her wooden interior and flooring give her a classic and comfortable feel. The navigation equipment includes a log/speed/depth indicator, wind indicator, echo sounder, compass. Epoxied a few years ago, The standing rigging was replaced in December 2015 and she comes equipped with safety equipment including a six man life raft (exp 2018) 'Melanthe' is a serious cruising yacht and combines stability with comfort, she has the benefit of a recent (Sept/Oct 2016) overhaul to include: October 2016 survey Engine rebuild / overhaul New engine mounts New Stainless Steel exhaust outlet New cutlass bearing New Anodes New water strainer/filter New electrics inc USB sockets New battery charger and fusebox All new seacocks New electric sea toilet and holding tank New water pump and taps throughout New TV aerial Re varnished floors New auto electric bilge pump New cockpit table Antifouled November 2016 And lots more. LOA 9.70m (31' 10") LWL 7.82m (25' 8") Beam 3.30m (10' 10") Draft 1.60m (5' 3") Keel Fin/long Keel Displacement 6486.00Kg Navigation Equipment Log/Speed/Depth & wind indicators, Compass. Mechanical Volvo Penta MD11c 23hp diesel with 2657 hrs. (Rebuilt October 2016) New engine mounts, New Stainless Steel exhaust outlet, New cutlass bearing, New water strainer, 240 litre fuel tank, Range 400 miles. 2 x large water tanks, New Electric pumped water and taps throughout. Electrical 1 x engine battery, 2 x domestic battery. New 230v shore power with New battery charger and fuse box, New standard 3 pin 230v sockets also with USB plug in throughout, New 12v sockets and USB sockets throughout, New Stereo, Overhaul of electrical system, LED lights. Accommodation Seven berths in 3 cabins. 6'2" headroom. Chart table. Saloon table. Hanging lockers, The old gas heating has been removed but the piping left so it would be very easy to reinstate a new heating system, Optimus 2 ring hob, oven and grill with New gas tubing, Galley sink, Heads sink and Aft cabin sink with electric pumped fresh water, Refrigerator including freezer, New electric sea toilet with New holding tank, New stereo system, Wet locker. Safety Equipment Six man Seago offshore liferaft (2018). Danbuoy, New electric bilge pump and piping + new piping for manual bilge pump, Deck lifelines, Fire alarm, co2 alarm. Sails & Rig Sloop rig, Fold down mast / rig system makes it ideal for canals, Standing rigging replaced 2015. Running rigging (8 years). Roller furling, Genoa sail, Spinnaker pole, Mainsail. Deck & General Sprayhood and Cockpit cover. Sail covers, Large fitted tarpaulin for boom, Cockpit cushions, Delta anchor. Grapnel anchor, Needs a replacement windlass, Large anchor locker, winches, New Cockpit table, Boarding ladder + transom ladder. A solid 'go anywhere' classic comfortable yacht that is ideal as a live aboard, She is more desirable than most similar boats of this size and age as she has the walk through to the aft cabin instead of having to go out to the cockpit. PART EXCHANGE POSSIBLE for smaller yacht or motorboat / car etc She located in Weymouth Marina and is ready to go with lots of recent work carried out. (Marina berths are available) Lots of old manuals, original brochures and plans, VAT paid. ]]> 40x12 Widebeam liveaboard houseboat broads cruiser http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40x12-widebeam-liveaboard-houseboat-broads-cruiser.html MTUyLTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTE6MDg6MjU= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:08:25 +0000 Well known and much loved Caribbean Broads Cruiser They make an ideal widebeam living space benefits from having a large living room nice enameld cream wood burner Lrg dbl bedroom with vanity sink wardrobes and storage Lrg full width kitchen (needs finishing ) Reliable bmc engine (runs lovely) This type of boat (broads cruiser) is the best amount of space you can get on the water at this budget She is a bit of a project inside and requires some cosmetic refurbishment internally but easy as house sized stuff fits and looks right as she 12 ft wide These boats are becoming very valuable and sort after once refurbished Please call to arrange viewing to see her potential 07850 912200]]> 40ft ready to move in narrowboat liveaboard houseboat near London http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-ready-to-move-in-narrowboat-liveaboard-houseboat-near-london-153.html MTUzLTIwMTctMDEtMTEgMTc6MDg6NDc= Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:08:47 +0000 40 ft liveaboard narrowboat I am advertising this for a client but I have known the boat and her last 2 owners for 13 years She has always been lived on and has a lovely homely feel to her She has recently had her engine refurbished and fully serviced ready for a new owner to cruise Full size cooker Instant LPG hot water Cosy wood burner Warm air central heating LED lights Lrg shower Must be viewed to be appreciated The boat is moored in tw12 post code For all details call lisa 07850912200]]> 65ft x 11ft Widebeam Canal HouseBoat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/65ft-x-11ft-widebeam-canal-houseboat.html MTU0LTIwMTctMDItMDggMTM6NDY6NTk= Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:46:59 +0000 65ft x 11ft Cruiser Stern Widebeam Canal Boat. Built by Collingwood Boats, Launched Nov 2014, Fitted out to a high standard by current owner. Current Name 'No Worries' Canaline 70hp Diesel Engine. Craftsman Bowthruster 10:6:5:4 Steel Spec. Fully double glazed windows Painted in Black, Gray, Cream & Red 12v & 240v Electrical systems, 3kw Victron Inverter/Charger, 3x 260watt Solar panels with Solar controller, 5x 180amp Domestic batteries, 1x 110amp Starter battery & 2x 110amp Bowthruster Batteries. LED Lighting throughout and 240v and 12v sockets Webasto Central Heating with timer, 7 radiators, 3 way 75lt Calorifier hot water tank. From stern Entrance hall with Second toilet with Thetford cassette and vanity basin. Utility room with Samsung Ecobubble washing machine cupboard space Kitchen - a modern fitted kitchen with Baumatic – Hob, Oven/Grill & Dishwasher, Samsung Fridge/Freezer (240v), USB ports, ample cupboard and worktop space. Lounge - Squirrel Morso Solid Fuel Stove, 40” 3D Smart TV, Pioneer CD Stereo with 4 Speakers and built in amplified sub, plenty of cupboard space and sofas (Sky+ cabling installed no box or dish) Second Bedroom - Compact with bunk beds with reading lights, built-in cupboard Bathroom – Vetus macerator toilet (215lt waste tank), wash basin, double ended bath, separate 2 way shower plenty of cupboard space and towel radiator Main Bedroom – Reading lights, USB ports, bedside units, cupboards, walk in wardrobe and 22” TV. The boats paintwork, interior & engine, overall very good condition Boat Safety until August 2019. Boat Licence expires April 2017, RCD CE marked Blackened November 2014 at launch, Ideal Liveaboard currently moored in Milton Keynes. ***(Generator Not included)****]]> Spacious Widebeam liveaboard cruising houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/spacious-widebeam-liveaboard-cruising-houseboat.html MTU1LTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTE6NTc6MjI= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:57:22 +0000 The hull has just been inspected and been blacked December 2016 The boat is all steel. It is 9.9m by 3.3m (cheap to moor). This boat is suitable for use on all London waterways and canals. Built in the late 1980's. It has a bow thruster and a reliable mercedes OM636engine. Massive outside space on the back deck with canopy top. There is a large table and seating area at the front, with lots of natural light. Perfect for entertaining. There is then a step down to a galley kitchen on one side with good storage and appliances. This area opens up into a large open plan living / sleeping area. The boat has lots of storage and is very practically designed.The boat pictures do not portray how big she is inside. Great condition.]]> 54m Small Cruise Ship 70 pax, blt 1984 http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/54m-small-cruise-ship-70-pax-blt-1984.html MTQ3LTIwMTYtMTAtMjQgMTY6MDg6Mjk= Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:08:29 +0100 54m x 11m x 1.99m Built to ABS class 1984 Tonnages: 917 GRT. 366 NRT. Main Engines: 2 x Cummins N14 turbocharged (new in 2000). 2 x Gardner 8L3B 200 hp driving 2 x 150 KVA gensets. Accomodation: Pax: 72. Staterooms / cabins: 33. Crew up to 19. 33 Air-conditioned cabins - 87 seat dining room. Sundeck and cocktail bar - Full hotel style services. Survey: Was ABS class until 1995. Now local due to location, can return to ABS if desired. Not Solas. 1-7 day cruise duration Broker Comments: Constructed all welded steel with double bottom tanks carrying fresh water, fuel, ballast water, sewage. Air-conditioning throughout. Full hotel services. Ongoing full maintenance regime.! Capacities: Fuel: 30,000 litres. Consumption: 2,000 litres per day. Water: 150,000 litres Location: Indian Ocean]]> 58ft Cruising Houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/58ft-cruising-houseboat.html MTQ2LTIwMTYtMTAtMjEgMTU6Mjk6NTA= Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:29:50 +0100 Built in 2006 out of Lloyds grade steel and built specifically for the owners by Price Fallows this really is the "Rolls Royce" of Widebeam narrowboats. Powered by an Isuzu 70hp with 681 engine hours. She has an adjustable wheelhouse going from 9ft 10ins to 7ft 2ins, this has a double hatch to the engine bay, there is also a single hatch to same on aft deck. Wheelhouse has an upholstered bench seat with storage under. Underdeck storage 4ft x 4ft x 3.5ft which is always welcome. She has double front doors and also a side hatch. Insulated with two layers of Thinsulate insulation. The whole boat has been fitted out extremely well using good quality materials. The double bedroom, with free standing bed, also has wardrobes and cupboards. The Living area has two good size windows, tv point with 43" wall mounted flat screen tv. Step from here to small entrance lobby with double doors leading to front bow. Galley has a large window over sink. Diesel range black twin hob, twin oven Sandyford with separate central heater and hot water burner (factory converted to run off red diesel). Fitted Beechwood work tops, single induction hob, combi microwave oven-grill. Separate cabinet and Welsh dresser. Pullman Diner converts to a double bed, storage under seating area and also some under the floor. TV point, fridge and freezer, drinks cabinet and coffee machine. The bathroom has corner shower, Jabsco pump out toilet, wash hand basin, storage and towel radiator. There are portholes and radiators throughout the boat. She has a 5kva Electrolux travel power pack which generates 230 volts. 3 kva three way invertor which converts 12 volt to 230 volt, charging batteries and managing the mains electric. She has six leisure batteries and one starter battery, two Solar panels. Safety certificate September 2019. Mooring available subject to Marinas approval. Laying Goole]]> 46 ft narrowboat liveaboard houseboat near london http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/46-ft-narrowboat-liveaboard-houseboat-near-london.html MTQ0LTIwMTYtMTAtMDUgMTk6MTU6NTU= Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:15:55 +0100 46 foot cruiser stern narrowboat project she has recently had a good survey and has a current boat safety certificate she has a lovely running lister classic engine they run forever and are very economical to use for charging for continually cruising inside the boat could do with updating everything is there for living aboard while are doing the work she has a cosy stove instant hot water lots of space It must be viewed to be appreciated Call lisa for info or viewing s 07850912200 ]]> Unique Historic Pilot Cutter, Bembridge Pilots No1 Restored (sans propulsion) http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/unique-historic-pilot-cutter-bembridge-pilots-no1-restored-sans-propulsion.html MTQwLTIwMTctMDctMTUgMDc6Mzg6MjI= Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:38:22 +0100 Ideal liveaboard business with offices and conference hall. The first Motor Pilot vessel, designed as a prototype for the Royal Navy Flower class "Bembridge" has been fully restored (sans propusion) to a very high standard and is regularly surveyed to stay in class in Poland. This is an exceptional oportunity to acquire the first Trinity House Motor pilot vessel, restored to a very high standard as a museum ship with full suite of offices and 55 seat conference hall fitted with full size projection screen. A prominent Heritage Thames mooring close to Canary Wharf has been provisionally arranged for £1,000,000]]> London Moorings http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/london-moorings.html MTM5LTIwMTctMDYtMTkgMTc6MzI6NTk= Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:32:59 +0100 Moorings from 50 to 600 feet for sale e.g. 80 feet lease for 20 years, from £200000 Available in near future. Reserve now with 15% deposit. You will need to demonstrate access to funds. As work progresses, Spaces will become available. Moorings furthest from the entrance are least expensive.]]> Matrix 32 Weekender Houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/matrix-32-weekender-houseboat.html MTI5LTIwMTctMDQtMjUgMDU6NDk6NTY= Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:49:56 +0100 MX 32 Weekender Example]]>