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ID: 126506
Name: Ros Beithe - Whaleheart
Make/Model: BIM Trawler
Location: Baltimore, Ireland

Build Year: 1964

Used For: Liveaboard & Cruising

Hull: Wooden

Length: 14.80m

Beam: 4.90m

Draft: 1.40m



Gardner 6LXB


Hydraulic enclosed steering


Full Garmin suite; 12" chart plotter, auto helm, radar, forward facing sonar, Vesper AIS B, GPS VHF

Additional Information:

Price Drop!!! from £65,000 to £45k to £35,000 and open to offers!!! Amazing live aboard... make an offer.

For the past eight years I have been refitting and converting this 1964 BIM (Irish Fishing Board-Bord Iascaigh Mhara) trawler. She was built in 1964 in the Dingle BIM yard.

I replanked 50% of the Larch on Oak hull, as well as replacing 80 Oak stansion posts for the bulwarks. I designed a steel super structure which supports the wheel house and allows comfortable passage below deck. She is built to comfortably sleep 12, in five cabins. Her wheel house is a large galley, and Dinette area as well as the pilot station.

She is fitted with a full Garmin suite, including forward facing sonar, 12" touch screen chart plotter, AIS A & B, VHF, wireless wind, and uninstalled radar unit.

The engine is a very reliable Gardner 6LXB, renewed in the fishing and bus industry as indestructible.

She is unfinished, but not far off and would make a very sound and comfortable live aboard.

-Large pilot house with Galley, dinette and pilot station, two sliding doors (aft and beside steering)
-4 cabins: Double master cabin with en suite at bow, two double midships cabins, on large five bunk cabin (3 single one double) aft.
-2 heads with showers (one in master cabin, one midships)
-large engine room and workshop with workbench and spares
-ample storage for long voyages/live aboard under all berths as well as separate paint and equipment lockers throughout.

Galley: gimballed three ring cooker with full oven, large fridge with front access and counter access, double sink.

two fresh water tanks; one 170 lt tank, one 110 ltr tank.

Two 500 lt Diesel tanks custom built by Mooney Boats in Killybegs, Donegal.

Presently, I have rigged her with a 45' mast which includes a mainsail and two foresails. I had intended to mount a mizzen on her as well, but have not completed this project and will leave it to the new owner, should they wish.


If possible, travel to view the boat or equipment yourself and only buy once you are happy with it.