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WILD RAVEN – HOUSEBOAT WITH MOORING AT PALMER’S WHARF, CHARTER QUAY, central Kingston
Mooring Fees: £3516 pa
Included in the mooring is full access to the Garricks House fully equipped gym!
Boat Safety Certificate until November 2024
Environmental Agency Currently Registered Thames Region number F002005 as a Non Hire Annual.
Wild Raven is a handsome North Sea Fishing vessel with well designed living accommodation. It is now a residential House Boat, with mooring in the exclusive Palmer’s Wharf of Charters Quay, Kingston-upon-Thames. The boat last sailed 7 years ago with twin perkins engine, all original rigging and anchor in good condition.
The mooring is in a superb location, moments from Kingston’s Old Market Square, Rose Theatre and the vast range of shops, restaurants, schools, cinema and sporting activities that this vibrant city has to offer. The views from the boat are fantastic with unobstructed views of Kingston Bridge in one direction, and Home park on the opposite banks. The surrounding area offers beautiful walks and bicycle rides, as well as boat trips. Everything you could possibly want is right on your door step.
Wild Raven is a boat of immense character and history. It is an Inchcape Yacht, built by Buckie, Eyemouth Scotland in 1973 – only about 100 such vessels were built. They were designed to fulfil the increasing demands of fishermen who wanted both excellent sea-worthiness together with spacious and comfortable accommodation. As a result the design of the living accommodation is exceptionally good.
Length 13 metres ( 39 feet 4 inches ) - Beam 4 metres ( 13 feet 1 inch )Twin Perkins 6 cylinder Petrol Inboard Engine.
The construction of INCHCAPE yachts is immensely strong (Iroko planking on massive home grown oak frames). Iroko hull sheathed in fiberglass. Brightwork is kept to the minimum for ease of maintenance and the deck is covered with hard-wearing Cascover nylon sheathing.
The boat was last surveyed 7 years ago and ~£100,000 worth of work was carried out, with full anti fouling, repairs to hull with re-fibreglassing. The upper deck has been re-fibreglaased in the last 6 months. The entire outside and interior painted woodwork were repainted in the last 6 months.
MOORING: The mooring provides permanent dedicated access to 240v mains electricity and water. There is broadband available by arrangement. The residents each have shares in a company which owns the rights to the mooring so there is security of tenure. The sale would include the transfer of the relevant share in the company to the new owner.
|Vessel type:||Deep sea fishing boat, fully converted into houseboat|
|Designer:||Buckie, Eyemouth Scotland|
|Fit Out:||Mahogany panelling throughout|
|Registry:||Environmental Authority, Thames Region|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Twin Perkins, 6 cylinder, model 6354|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Length over all:||13m|
|Hull colour:||Blue (painted in last 6 months)|
The boat is in excellent condition structurally, and the interior is in good repair having been recently painted inside, and could be moved into immediately. However, the kitchen and bathroom would benefit from updating.
The entire interior is mahogany wood panelled throughout and the floors and ceilings are of solid wood. The upper deck has a water-resistant floor covering. The antique Kilim rugs have been newly cleaned and are included with the sale.
The upper deck (wheel house) is set in a spacious full height cabin with windows on all sides, and a 3-piece windshield providing a huge amount of light and open feel upon entry. It has been used as an office and art studio but would make a beautiful additional reception area.
There is a built-in side seating area (or additional single bed) with ample storage. The helm, with its original solid wood wheel is housed in a mahogany unit with brass switches for bilge pumps, heating etc to one side. Navigation equipment needs renewing if the boat is to be sailed. The original carved ‘wild raven’ is currently sited along the dashboard, but could be restored and re-sited on the bow of the boat outside.
Entrance to the lower deck is via wooden steps. Due to the depth of the keel and ample beam, the lower deck is full standing height (2m). It is bright and airy with a large openable skylight and small high level windows on all sides. The interior is fully panelled in mahogany and the open-plan galley and saloon have custom built mahogany cupboards; the saloon has built in seating for 6-8 people on both sides with ample storage underneath the seats; one of the side seats may be used as an additional single bed. The kitchen area is fitted with a stainless steel sink, and comes with a ceramic hob, a small fridge with icebox, and a halogen cooker. The galley has an additional large cupboard with shelves and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The galley has a half-height serving sideboard adjacent to the dining space. This sideboard partly shuts off the galley from the saloon, yet allows the sense of space to remain unimpaired.
To the bow is the main cabin, entered from the saloon via a louvred mahogany door. The sleeping area can be completely closed off from the saloon, producing a private cabin. Currently the cabin has two single beds which could be converted into a double with storage spaces beneath and a cupboard housing the anchor at the top of the bow. There is a full height hanging cupboard, with a small ensuite bathroom with shower, manual toilet and ceramic sink. The toilet needs a repair to the handle and the shower base/sides could benefit from updating. There is an electric shower pump for removing waste water.
Length 13 metres ( 39 feet 4 inches ) - Beam 4 metres ( 13 feet 1 inch). The construction of INCHCAPE yachts is immensely strong (Iroko planking on massive home grown oak frames). Iroko hull sheathed in fiberglass. Brightwork is kept to the minimum for ease of maintenance and the deck is covered with hard-wearing Cascover nylon sheathing.
The upper decks are very spacious, with good width on the sides, protected by substantial bulwarks. Outside there is a full walk-around deck with beautiful views of the river and the parkland across the water. The spacious outside area can be used as an additional outdoor living space in fine weather.
Boiler for hot water, 3 bilge pumps (all new), 2 in engine room with automatic float switches, one in saloon; automatic shower pump; carbon monoxide detector; 3 fire extiguishers; halogen cooker; induction hob (brand new); space for two small fridge-freezers; additional bupboard in galley with shelves and space and plumbing for washing machine
Original navigation equipment is still in place, but would require complete review if sailing were to be considered.
The spacious engine room is accessed from the wheel house via a glass hatch door and ladder. Beautiful Perkins engine works well, with huge fuel tanks. The engine is huge: a Twin Perkins 6354 six cylinder marine engines; there is a large boiler powered by 240v Mains for hot water, recently serviced.
The boat could quite easily be prepared for sail if you wished. All of the original rigging is in the engine room. Anchor is a black Danforth. Works which would be required include: repair of rudder shaft; re-attachment of anchor to the chain (currently stored in the bow end cupboard in main cabin) - there is an electronic anchor retraction device; two brackets (on the boat) for supporting the tabernacle need to be fitted; navigation equipment would need to be serviced.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.