Converted Tug Liveaboard BOW THRUSTER. AFT DECK.

  • Boat REF#  ·  277034
  • Length  ·  18.90m
  • Year  ·  1958
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 170hp, Gardiner 8LXB 8 Cylinder. (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Geoff Jaquest

Extra Details

Builder P.K. Harris & Sons Ltd, Appledore
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/08/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 170hp
Engine make and model Gardiner 8LXB 8 Cylinder. (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Engine spares

Engine installed 4 years ago including mew mounts and rebalanced propeller (52").
A Bow thruster, hydraulic! The engine will produce 170 bhp at 1500.00 rpm.


Length 18.90m
LWL 17.00m
Beam 5.48m
Draft Min 1.79m
Draft Max 1.79m
Airdraft 5.79m
Displacement 50kg (110.0lbs)
Headroom 1.95m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

4 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Bow Thruster

1 anchors
45.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
2hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2006)
Hydraulic power pack (Wills Ridley).

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

We continue to bring new boat listings to the market. Due to Covid-19 government imposed restrictions regarding essential movement, this listing has been created with photographs provided by the owner. Please do email us and we’ll let you know when this listing has full photography as per usual standards.

Built by Appledore in Devon and now converted into a really comfortable and very stylish live-aboard! Still in full commission!
Able to go anywhere you want to and with full living accommodation!

The current owner purchased the the hull and commissioned a full refit which included an addition to the upper helm. The hull is of 12mm steel and all topside is of 6mm. Accommodation is installed over two floors. Two heads and two saloons plus a workshop area with a washing machine installed.

All the sofas and and fittings have been bolted down to prevent any damage as the owner maintains that she will make safe passage comfortably in any sea up to force 6/7.

The engine has been serviced regularly, runs perfectly and is also economical.
The Generator is a Vetus and there are two alternators. One for the leisure batteries and one for the starting.

The owner tells me that all plumbing and electrical works are all new and replaced.
The study could easily be converted to another double berth and there is a large storage area leading off the engine room forward!

This is a very real opportunity to buy a very comfortable, highly attractive live-aboard with potential for holiday and even commercial activities.

The cooker is an electric Bosch with Induction hob unit.

The general condition of this vessel is a credit to the current owner!!

The current mooring may be available by negotiation with the marina owner.


Early viewing is highly recommended!!

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

This Converted Tug Liveaboard BOW THRUSTER. AFT DECK. has been personally photographed and viewed by Geoff Jaquest. of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years.

Why are you selling her?

Health reasons.

Where have you sailed her?

North Sea and East Coast! Including the Thames!

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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