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Ex Pilot Boat Pilot Tug

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10.24m (33'7")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 65hp, Ford 2701E (unknown year)


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Extra Details

Designer Perkins & Son LTD
Builder Anderson Rigden & Perkins
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2015


Engine 1 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Ford 2701E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.3 ltr (0.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Engine Reconditioned in 2013, it has done 300 hours since according to the owner. Hydraulic Steering gear. The prop shaft is stainless steel and a remote greaser is situated below the cockpit sole.
A mains consumer unit incorporating an RCD unit is fitted in the cupboard below the wheel.


LOA 10.24m (33'7")
LWL 10.06m (33'0")
Beam 3.23m (10'7")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 3.35m (11'0")
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

This vessel was built in Whitstable, the hull was built by R.J Perkins of Island Wall, Whitstable. Upon the demise of the company the hull was moved to Anderson, Rigden & Perkins of the shipyard, Island Wall who finished her off & commissioned her for George Hammonds of Dover, as a pilot or work boat. The following information is as per the 2015 surveyors report - Her main beams are believed to be oak. Deck beams and bulkheads are mahogany, Planking is pitch pine, carvel laid, copper fastened with copper boat nails riveted over copper rooves. The wheelhouse has mahogany frames, with plywood panels. The exterior being finished with polyester resin CSM and glass cloth all over. Toe rails Iroko. The surveyor found all wood to be in good condition.


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

She was professionally converted into a very comfortable three berth motor cruiser by Terry Young of Youngboats Marine Services of Oare Creek, Faversham. She has had a forward cabin top, wheelhouse & deck saloon added, whilst still retaining the open aft cockpit. She has a lovely oak sole and the joinery is first class too.

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Manual Simpson Sea Tiger 555 windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
70.00m (229'8") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
dinghy (1990)


Rod Holders 2 Rod Holders

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Dover Pilot No 3 was a very well known and well loved pilot boat by the Dover Harbour Pilots. She was the preferred vessel when conditions were bad out at sea.
She started life as a Pilot boat in Dover, She is very well built & the conversion has been carried out to a very high standard. She has a lovely interior too with beautiful floors. The engine sounds amazing too. This vessel is for the discerning boat enthusiast who will value the history, practicality and beauty of this fine sea keeping ex Dover Pilot Vessel.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Ex Pilot Boat Pilot Tug has been personally photographed and viewed by Jamie Nash of Boatshed Kent. 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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