Wooden Motor Yacht (Twin Screw) Historic Pleasure Craft

Historic Vessel, Maintained.
£80,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  267434
  • Length  ·  14.05m
  • Year  ·  1946
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 50hp, Ford 4D (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent
Boatshed Kent
Boatshed Kent
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Designer Sittingbourne Boat Building Company
Builder Sittingbourne Boat Building Company
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 440.0 ltr (96.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 440.0 ltr (96.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Ford 4D (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Originally Lister engines. The Fords where subsequently installed. There is no date available. They have been maintained according to the owner and are run on a regular basis.

Dimensions

Length 14.05m
Beam 4.93m
Draft Min 1.12m
Draft Max 1.12m
Displacement 8,437kg (18,603.2lbs)
Storage On mooring

Sails

There are some tan gin and tonic sails so to speak. I am waiting for more details.

Electrical Systems

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

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Built as a passenger ferry by 1946 by Sittingbourne Shipbuilders, larch on oak with steel decks and superstructure, twin Ford 4 cylinder diesels. Drydocked & surveyed, and taken back to bare wood in 2009. Since then she has been dry docked 2 other times and a professional shipwright keeps and eye on her for the owner. The man that actually built her saw her again in 2009 ( he was 84 then). She replaced two vessels which had taken part in the Dunkirk ‘little ships” rescue mission but which had never returned. Originally called - The Silver Queen 2- she was originally licensed to carry 120 passengers.
Her first owner was Nick Carter who put her to work between 1946 and 1948 sailing from Sheerness beach using a mobile landing platform. He wanted a boat to replace the Pride of Sheppey which had been lost at Dunkirk.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
No. of crew berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Enchanting yet practical accommodation below. The boat has been kept as authentic as possible. There are 2 wood burners on board which keep her so cosy. The is an exquisite hand crafted wooden bath (£6000 new) that looks and feels amazing. There is plenty of seating down below decks for socializing or eating. She is a very strong vessel and looks to have many more years as long as she is maintained.

0 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Ice Maker

Enchanting yet practical accommodation below. The boat has been kept as authentic as possible. There are 2 wood burners on board which keep her so cosy. The is an exquisite hand crafted wooden bath (£6000 new) that looks and feels amazing. There is plenty of seating down below decks for socializing or eating. She is a very strong vessel and looks to have many more years as long as she is maintained.

0 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders

2 anchors

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
“The Sheppey Queen is certainly a unique vessel and one of a kind. She was built to be strong. The Sittingbourne Ship Building Company also built harbour defence motor launches which inspired her design.
The owner says “She has worked hard all her life and, at the age of 70, is still in a very good condition. She is still running and will be happy to go back to work!”
This lovely vessel also has charming accommodation which is very cosy and the current owner has enjoyed living on her for the past 16 years. She has maintained the vessel under the watchful eye of a local shipwright too. A rare find which will be of immense value to her next owner.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wooden Motor Yacht (Twin Screw) Historic Pleasure Craft has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

9 years

Why are you selling her?

married now

Where have you sailed her?

Faversham

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.

Comments 1

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Hello Suzanne,
I have managed finally to find the ad for Sheppey Queen.

Just starting to look through,...
I see immediately that the answer to how long I have owned the boat is incorrect...

I bought her in 2000....20 years ago his year, not nine! Thank you

Alexandra W2020-02-09 21:42:50
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