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Converted MFV 53

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Boat REF# 210762
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.15m (53'0")
Year 1948
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 110hp, Gardner 6LX, 10.45 litres, 6 cylinder (1963)
Lying East Sussex


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Extra Details

Builder Millers of St Monans, East coast of Scotland
Lying East Sussex
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/11/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 110hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LX, 10.45 litres, 6 cylinder (1963)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 4.5KVA
Engine spares tick

"Spare" generator fitted in engine room, but needs connecting electrically and mechanically
Plenty of engine access room


LOA 16.15m (53'0")
LWL 15.54m (51'0")
Beam 5.18m (17'0")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Displacement 35,000kg (77,175.0lbs)
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Wood spars (1948)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Larch on oak construction


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 3
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

Extra cooker - great feature! - solid fuel Rayburn
Paloma gas fired water heater
Fantastic workshop facility
Totally unexpected lower accommodation space
Wood burning stove in galley
Wood burning heater in main cabin
Fan heater in secondary cabin

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

2 VHF radios fitted

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Manual Simpson and Lawrence SL500 windlass
3 anchors
(2 Fisherman's, 1 Danforth)
35.00m (114'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of warp

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Life raft due service Feb 2015

Broker's Comments

These don't come along very often and when they do, you need to grab them!

A beautiful looking 1948 converted Scottish MFV. The owner has put much time into researching her history and that, coupled with her historical ship designation, means you're getting your own slice of maritime history.

Not only that, the conversion appears to be done thoughtfully and with taste. Her accommodation is unexpectedly roomy and plentiful - you may well experience the "wow" factor as you turn forward at the bottom of her accommodation ladder, as I did!

She is a going concern - her owner regularly uses her for trips to sea and pays a lot of attention to maintenance and ensuring that the equipment functions correctly.

In my experience, opportunities like this don't present themselves on the market too often, so if this is your type of boat, I'd thoroughly recommend coming to see her.

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

This Converted MFV 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim Kingston of Boatshed Brighton. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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