Passenger Vessel Ferry

  • Boat REF#  ·  260403
  • Length  ·  15.64m
  • Year  ·  1947
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 90hp, Ford Sabre (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  East London
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Angus Rose

Extra Details

Builder Johnson & Jago
Lying East London
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 650.0 ltr (143.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 24/04/2014


Engine 2 x diesel 90hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Engines serviced in 2015
2 x new batteries Oct 2018


Length 15.64m
Beam 4.20m
Draft Max 1.47m
Displacement 20,000kg (44,100.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Her hull is long-lasting Oak and Larch wood.

Last hull caulked-painted and out of water inspection May 2014

New sacrificial keel fitted 2008
New fibreglass top deck and new stainless steel guard rails fitted 2012
New fibreglass wheelhouse roof fitted 2012
15 new planks fitted 2012

New windows 2015


Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Bar Sink

Deck Gear


1 anchors
10.00m of chain
100.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

BSS Exam Report river boat safety certificate valid up to Oct 2018

Broker's Comments

This 15m Passenger Ferry is now available and could be put back into service as a commercial vessel or converted into a characterful houseboat.

She was licensed to MCA Category V and Category VI as a working passenger ferry, up to 62 passengers. MCA licence was 1 n.mile from shore and 10 nm from port but the license has now lapsed and would have to be recertified.

The engines are running well and the owner runs them up once a month. Overall, the exterior is in need of remedial work but the basics are there for a successful river business at a very affordable price.

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

This Passenger Vessel Ferry has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. 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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