Gallions Marina, London E16 2QY London UK|
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The Belle, river cruiser boat up to 62 passengers - with some residential houseboat conversion potential.
There has recently been an Option for a London Residential Mooring for Belle at another location, which will be an extra cost.
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
near City airport and with a view of Canary Wharf; DLR rail 20mins commute to City Bank / Tower Hill.
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, serviced and in full working order.
Full service in Sussex with few problems.
Hull last blacked and caulked out of water Apr 2013.
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 could re-commence commercial work in the UK or abroad, if you want to go through the certification.
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 she's not been working as she is retired.
She's been living on the Thames under a private boat licence now, so undergoes no working stress.
She has been maintained by her owners, who spent on considerable refurbishment as a passenger boat,
including the hull, prop shaft, steering, interior Saloon and kitchenette.
New plywood on the deck.
All the time on the Thames, she has been used very little as a private boat - not carrying passengers.
She has a Top deck and wheelhouse with Skipper rotating Helm Seat, and a front sitting area.
There is great opportunity for expansion and building as she is a twin-deck boat.
Currently moored in Gallions Marina, London.
Normal elec 240V onshore mains supply, water for sink basin, kitchenette: work top, large hot water vessel, kettle, plates, cooking & dining utensils.
She comes with a full mooring onshore facilities; connected to shore electricity.
Water, WC and showers onshore.
24 hour secure gated fence and CCTV monitoring.
Near to Gallions Reach DLR or King George V DLR train stations, fast routes to Bank or Tower Hill.
City Airport is nearby for your inter-regional and international flight access.
Electricity and Electronics
2 good batteries in wheelhouse, 2 new 2018 batteries 110AmpH for engine, VHF radios, navigation lights, HiFi sound system (unused).
Lifejackets for 65 people; 2 emergency life rafts.
All tool box, paint, equipment onboard for boat.
To arrange your personal inspection, discuss business options, conduct inspection or measurements - please contact email / mobile.
|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 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.
Front deck re-planked 2018.
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.
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.
2 batteries wheelhouse, 2 main new 2018 batteries below deck, VHF radios, navigation lights, HiFi sound system (unused) below deck.
VHF radio, Navig lights
Two 2 X Ford Sabre 90hp diesel, and in full working order.
Engines run with very few problems in her life.
2 Engine batteries 2018 new 110AmpH.
Lifejackets for 65 people; 2 emergency life rafts. 2 lifebuoys with electric safety beacons.
5 fire extinguishers on board
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.