Ad ID: 130658     Posted: 24/05/2023     Views: 1345    
For Sale:
Rope Mussel/Seaweed displacement cat
£175,000 +VAT
Saints Bay
Build Year:
Mainly Used For:

Mussel And Seaweed Ropes.

Myles Blood smyth [Trade]

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Brown 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.
Other information:

Here we have for sale an absolute stalwart of the fishing industry. Designed for crabbing she fished the channel Islands as a cat for many years before returning to the yard for a middle sponson to be fitted to increase her carrying capacity. She then became the top boat for Westcountry Mussels of Fowey before they moved on to bigger craft.

I have fitted new keel shoes to the port and starboard hulls and replaced both shafts, both cutless bearings and one propellor. I have fitted a new transducer and recently anti fouled the hull. Above the water line I have been through each and every system from top to bottom. I have rebuilt the wheelhouse and repaired and top coated the deck, replaced the fuel system lines and filters and swapped out the hydraulic pipes and fittings to the correct spec. I have also fitted a clutched Jabsco to each engine so there is ample deck wash water for a grading or washing system. The port hydraulics are redundant at present and ready to enliven any machinery that is needed. The deck area is an impressive 37 sq metres. A new fire system is fitted and all the safety equipment for a brown code is present.

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 for rope mussels or seaweed. 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 are short on history but they start on the button, sound spot on and dont smoke, which is exactly what is required. She steams along steadily at the usual 7.5 knots at 1800 revs which is also about right. Gearboxes are PRM 500's with a 2-1 reduction.

She comes with a new workboat code (brown 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.

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