Build Year: 1979
Used For: Mussel and Seaweed ropes.
Workboat code new in May 2023
2 x Perkins 1006. 120hp
Twin pumps on each engine with separate systems. Starboard side runs the four winches.
New Garmin plotter/fishfinder. New auto pilot. Icom VHF + new handheld. Furuno Radar.
I have done absolutely everything to this boat to make her reliable, safe and as commercial as possible. She fished mussel lines for many years and is in better condition now than she has ever been. The surveyor says she is a credit to my OCD but just come for a look and find out for yourself. It would make an ideal platform for seaweed farming and I would be happy to lease her on a Barecon charter if anyone wants her. I cant believe she is unsold, where are all the young lads who want to have a go? I would have lapped this up when I was 20 and running a horrible old dugout. With a boat like this there will always be food on the table, mussels and seaweed may not sound very exciting but you would be wrong, they are.
Built above the deck is a stainless frame (with a cert) that straddles the deck and overshoots the starboard gunwhale with four winches and grab anchors. Each is tested to SWL 400kg and the whole system represents a tried and tested commercial fishing system. There is a beam to move bags around the deck. She is code restricted to 1000kg payload but can carry 4 ton no problem.
The 2 Perkins diesels have only done one season from new and they start on the button. She steams along steadily at the usual 7.5 knots at 1800 revs which is about right. Gearboxes are PRM 500's with a 2-1 reduction.
She comes with a new workboat code for 6 crew, 20 miles from a safe haven and is ready to steam and work at the turn of the key. Anyone who wants to know how she handles as a workboat can ring Westcountry Mussels and ask for Gary.
The life raft is rented and will need adopting. Ring me anytime for information or to arrange an inspection. The enormous deck area would make her a fine angling or dive boat as well. I have a diver lift somewhere if it's needed. Cliche alert:- The first to see her will buy her.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO SELLERS YOU CANNOT VERIFY AS GENUINE.
If possible, travel to view the boat or equipment yourself and only buy once you are happy with it.
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