Wooden Light Vessel Historic Ship

Business opportunity/Livaboard
£150,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  312223
  • Length  ·  26.67m
  • Year  ·  1840
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  12
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Designer William Pitcher
Builder Vessel built by William Pitcher of Northfleet for
Lying Medway, Kent

Dimensions

Length 26.67m
Beam 6.40m
Draft Min 3.35m
Draft Max 3.35m
Displacement 158,000kg (348,390.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 shore power voltage,

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

LV16 is the oldest surviving wooden Light Vessel, and served on the Inner Dowsing station.

She was built in 1840 by William Pitcher, Northfleet, and decommissioned in 1945.

Between 1840 – 1945 LV16 served on Spurn, Calshot Spit, and Inner Dowsing stations.

In 1945 she was sold by Trinity House to Benfleet Yacht Club, and in 1983 transferred to berth in Rochester. The vessel was opened as private members club in 1984. Lightship 16
Photo: Roy Thompson
LV16 is the oldest surviving wooden lightvessel, and served on the Inner Dowsing station.

She was built in 1840 by William Pitcher, Northfleet, and decommissioned in 1945.

Between 1840 – 1945 LV16 served on Spurn, Calshot Spit, and Inner Dowsing stations.

In 1945 she was sold by Trinity House to Benfleet Yacht Club, and in 1983 transferred to berth at Medway Bridge Marina. The vessel was opened as private members club in 1984.

LV16
Between 1989-2008 she was used as Inner Dowsing Bar and Restaurant at Medway Bridge Marina in Rochester. Her hull remains. The mast, lantern and most deck and interior fittings were removed to provide accommodation. One of her former lamps is now located at the front door of Greenwich Maritime Museum in London.

In 2009 Lightship 16 as she became known was sold and renovated, and now provides accommodation.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 12
No. of double berths 6
Cabin(s) 7
Sink 6
Shower 6

Gorgeous interior, so much character and so much flexibility as to how you live on board. Lovely open plan saloon with 3 zones. Plenty of windows and double doors to enjoy fresh air and views of the river. Every cabin is a good size and all bedrooms have their own en-suite. The video will give you a great walk through.

4 burner Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine

Gorgeous interior, so much character and so much flexibility as to how you live on board. Lovely open plan saloon with 3 zones. Plenty of windows and double doors to enjoy fresh air and views of the river. Every cabin is a good size and all bedrooms have their own en-suite. The video will give you a great walk through.

4 burner Stove

Deck Gear

Rode

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful family home or, for the business minded of you, a great hospitality/guest venue.

The former owner built a good business for short term letting. Each cabin has its own en-suite, the galley area has two kitchen areas adjacent to one another.

This historic vessel oozes charm and character. She is on the National Historic Ships Register.

The structure of the vessel was constantly maintained by her owner until he became unwell.

This is a unique and an amazing opportunity for the right person at a very reasonable price.

She is able to stay on her current mooring subject to a meeting once an offer has been agreed.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wooden Light Vessel Historic Ship has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne Mcdonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

Owner has unfortunately passed.

Where have you sailed her?

Static

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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