Converted Trawler 55ft

Spacious Live Aboard
£43,000.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  251617
  • Length  ·  16.76m
  • Year  ·  1970
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 0hp, Caterpillar 2406 6 Cylinder Turbo (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Builder MacKays of Arbroath
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 2406 6 Cylinder Turbo (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Keel cooler fitted
No batteries currently onboard


Length 16.76m
Beam 5.49m
Draft Max 2.44m
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt,


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Hull constructed of larch on oak


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of crew berths 6
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Hand crafted staircase
Toilet, handbasin and bath fitted but needs plumbing in
Headroom approx & varies throughout vessel


Cabin heating

Hand crafted staircase
Toilet, handbasin and bath fitted but needs plumbing in
Headroom approx & varies throughout vessel

Deck Gear

(in situ but disconnected) windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

This vessel is being sold as a live-aboard but some navigation equipment is being included and needs connecting.
Furuno Radar
Furuno GPS Nav
VHF Compact RT2048

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This sturdy and extremely spacious, converted trawler is being sold as a coastal live aboard. Sailed over from Kilkeel in Northern Ireland back in 2011, she has since been the home and on going project of the current owner.

There are acres of space on this vessel. In front of the wheel house, there are two large covered and dry living areas down below, currently set up as a two floor (decked) flat. The top deck, the former working space, is completely covered by an aluminium roof and sides. It is spacious, has good head room and is currently used as a large open plan, custom made galley / kitchen and dining space. A double windlass, currently used as a decorative character piece, could be removed to provide more space if required.

In the middle of the galley / kitchen, is a solid handcrafted staircase leading down to deck below. It is hard to believe that this was a former fish hold. It has been meticulously cleaned, sanded right back, waxed and polished to provide a large, impressive oak ribbed living/sleeping area. It has a wood burning stove fitted to keep you warm on winters evenings.

Up forward of this, is a separate ensuite bathroom area. It has been cleaned and painted and there is a porcelain full sized bath, handbasin and toilet in situ ready for installation.

Other spaces to be developed include the wheelhouse with a small galley and a range of navigational equipment, most of which has been disconnected due to the vessels current use as a live aboard. Below this is the engine room with large Caterpillar engine and, aft of this, a 6 berth / bunk crew quarters and small lounge / saloon area.

Located in East Cornwall, close to Plymouth on the edge of a working boat yard, this vessel offers access to the beautiful coastal countryside and to Britain's Ocean City, said by some to be the happiest place to live in the UK. A project live aboard home by the sea to be used full time, part time or just holiday time.

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

This Converted Trawler 55ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
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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