Gallions Marina, London E16 2QY London UK|
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The Belle, river cruiser boat was carrying up to 62 passengers - with some residential houseboat conversion potential.
Current location: Gallions Marina, London E14 with 24 hour CCTV and steel security fence
electrical mains 240v AC supply, fresh water, and WC / shower facilities onshore.
Boat name The Belle Length 15.64 m
Construction wood Beam 4.20 m
Build year 1947 Draft 1.47 m
Displacement: 20 metric tons
Fuel diesel capacity: c 500 Litres
Fresh Water capacity: c 650 Litres
Engines Two 2 X Ford Sabre 90hp diesel, were in full working order end-June 2020 then water came in.
We had a full-boat survey from BSS 2014 for riverways.
BSS Exam Report river boat safety certificate valid up to Oct 2018.
New marine plywood laid on fore deck 2018.
She was licensed to MCA Category V and Category VI as a working passenger ferry, up to 62 passengers 2015.
Work including the hull, prop shaft, steering, interior Saloon and kitchenette. New plywood on the deck.
Under Covid-19 lockdown and travel restrictions, we could not see here every day. The planks shrank so let in water.
The engines and ignition were soaked and do no work currently. Refloated and new, bigger bilge pumps were installed 3 July 2020.
So she is not running, and she is being donated to any interested party to work on her to take her to a new location and a new use.
The price is £1 (one pound) but she must leave Gallions marina by end-July 2020.
To arrange your personal inspection, discuss business options, conduct inspection or measurements - please contact email / mobile.
To be sold for token £1 "as is" current condition.
The new owner must arrange all transport out of the marina themselves.
|Vessel type:||River Cruiser|
|Builder:||Johnson & Jago|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Ford Sabre 90hp diesel|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||15.64m|
|Hull type:||Wood hull carvel|
|Hull colour:||White and blue|
|Displacement:||20 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||125 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||150 Gallons|
She has been used as a commercial boat carrying up to 62 passengers.
However, there's plenty of scope for converting to a living / sleeping houseboat with lots of space for beds, living and a small kitchen galley for cooking and eating.
She's already been offered alternative residential moorings in the London city area.
She has a Top deck and wheelhouse above, and a front external sitting area below.
There is great opportunity for future expansion and accommodation building space as she is a twin-deck boat.
She is a historic boat and can be used for many things that you need - a river cruiser, inshore passenger ship or
possibly residential house boat in London. She is already setting up alternative residential moorings in the London city area.
The Belle is a truly amazing and historic boat that was had very little to do most of the year.
She is of a very high quality traditional oak and larch wooden build, rarer and long-lasting wood.
She is beautiful girl, born 1947 by Johnson & Jago, Essex.
She has a lot of potential, and is one of few remaining British traditional wooden boats that is good to have cruising or living - but it needs repairs & work.
to be sold for £1 "as is".
She comes with a full mooring onshore facilities; connected to shore electricity mains via metered cable.
Water, WC and showering 100 yards onshore.
24 hour secure gated fence and CCTV monitoring full onsite security.
Two 2 X Ford Sabre 90hp diesel, and in full working order up to end-June 2020.
Have taken water in engines, so not running now.
2 emergency life rafts. 2 lifebuoys with electric safety beacons.
5 fire extinguishers on board
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.