Converted Fishing Trawler Multi Purpose

Possible House Boat
  • Boat REF#  ·  265030
  • Length  ·  24.00m
  • Year  ·  1970
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  15
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 400hp, Lister Blackstone (1970)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

This boat is awaiting activation and is not currently for sale on the Boatshed system.

Extra Details

Builder Thorne and Hessle, Yourkshire
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 13,800.0 ltr (3,036.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 8,730.0 ltr (1,920.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 6,600.0 ltr (1,452.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 400hp
Engine make and model Lister Blackstone (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Variable pitch, 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Engine spares


Length 24.00m
LWL 22.25m
Beam 6.40m
Draft Min 3.30m
Draft Max 3.30m
Displacement 177,000kg (390,285.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Grey water tank 5400 litres, black water tank 1200 litres
Hull preservation: 2 coats Jotun Mastic 90 primer, 1 coat Jotun Universal Sea Force, 2 coats Teamac D Plus anti foul
Approx. 7000 kg ballast


Total # of berths 15
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 13
Cabin(s) 10
Sink 4
Shower 3
Heads 4 heads (Electric)

Heating is combination of main hot air blower, electric radiators and wall mounted electric heaters
Macerator toilets
3 bathrooms

4 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Heating is combination of main hot air blower, electric radiators and wall mounted electric heaters
Macerator toilets
3 bathrooms

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear


Muir Jaguar windlass
2 anchors
(Main 72kg, kedge 34kg)
100.00m of chain
HAP Krane crane
7.5kW dive compressor and dive lift, not in commission

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

2 VHF radios
2 radars, 1 defective
Auto pilot defective

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys

7 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

12 life jackets
2 life rafts
2 portable bilge pumps

Broker's Comments

This is a great looking converted fishing trawler, fresh from a dry dock maintenance period, which included much underwater/hull work. Load line length 22.8m

She comes with lots of history and is a vessel that could be adapted for many uses, offering up plenty of flexibility on her upper deck and great accommodation for 15 people in nicely finished cabins.

Future options may include live aboard, bed and breakfast, floatel, dive support, expedition support, office space - the list is endless!

Here's what her owner told us:

Very attractive, 15 berth, converted fishing trawler. Completely rebuilt with hundreds of thousands spent in the early 2000s to add an additional deck and to raise the bridge a level. Recent refurbishment and extensive insulation took place 2 years ago in preparation for whale watching and diving expeditions off the Norwegian and Islandic coastlines.

The boat can be skippered commercially up to 20 miles from safe haven in UK waters with a commercially endorsed Advanced Power Boat qualification (3 miles with Power Boat Level 2) - see Annex 3 of the MCA’s MGN280 guidelines. An Off-shore Yachtmaster, Ocean Yachtmaster or MCA Boatmaster qualification is required to skipper the boat commercially up to 60 miles from safe haven.

Fuel usage is very economic at approximately 50-70 litres per hour with an 8.5 knots cruising speed. The boat can hold in excess of 16,000 litres of fuel and with 4 tonnes fresh water storage, 5.4 tonnes for shower water and 1.2 tonnes black water, this boat can go a long way without stopping. She is strong and designed for force 8+ gales.

In the past she was used as a dive boat - she has a compressor on board and a dive lift, she was used for charity challenges and has previously supported a list of celebrities including Richard Branson and his Virgin team to swim from Holyhead to Dublin. She also provided safety support cover for kayaking in 2014 when the Beeline Britain team completed the first ever straight-line journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats and has been used by ITV to film documentaries about Britain’s sharks and whales. Most recently she was run as a bed and breakfast hotel in Kinsale, Southern Ireland before travelling to Gosport and then Shoreham, UK where she is currently in dry dock.

This boat is also currently available for charter.

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

This Converted Fishing Trawler Multi Purpose has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim and Samantha of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 months

Why are you selling her?

Her dry docking maintenance period has finished

Where have you sailed her?

Brighton to Portsmouth

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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