Ad ID: 125844     Posted: 11/05/2023     Views: 6906    
Marked as sold on 13/05/2023
For Sale:
Three masted schooner
The Bearded Lady
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Houseboat Live Aboard

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The Bearded Lady is for Sale. This totally unique boat was built originally as a sail training vessel and is perfect for living aboard, going anywhere or even for a business like Airbnb!

She is berthed in Ipswich with an asking price of £54,000 ono.

Despite her unique appearance she is built on a Bruce Roberts design, and as she was going to be a sail training vessel for youngsters, to MCA standards with full stability tests.

She is 14 meters overall, but with the bowsprit raised only 12 and a waterline length of 10 meters. The maximum beam is nearly 5 meters and the draft is 1.7 meters, with a long keel. Her hull and decks are made of steel, and the "piratey" rubbing strakes etc are wood

For the liveaboards amongst you she is fully fitted from fridge and freezer to full size cooker; from room sealed gas heating to instantaneous water heating; from double bowled sink to studio washing machine. She is the perfect liveaboard and with the exception of the washing machine everything works completely off grid.

For the sailors amongst you she has a full suite of sails, six in all. They are all relatively small and easily handled without winches and her design allows her to be sailed single handed if need be. She is powered by a Cummins 6B5.9M engine, with 435 hours running time, through a Newage PRM 302 gearbox. She is equipped with an Icom M323 DSC radio, Advansea S400 depth sounder, TMQ AP55 autopilot and a Furuno GP1670 chart plotter.

For those that like more details the domestic electrics are 24V DC supplied by 12 x 80 amp hour AGM batteries, with separate engine starting batteries. The mains charging is from a 30 amp Sterling charger and the engine has a Sterling 80 amp alternator controller fitted. There is 240 volt AC throughout as well as USB charging points and an inverter. She carries two 19kg propane bottles which run the Morco instantaneous water heater, New World full size cooker and two Dickinson Newport room sealed heaters. A gas alarm and bubble tester are fitted.

If you are interested in her just let me know and I can send you a link to my Google drive which has more photos and some videos of the boat. Feel free to ask any questions as well as arranging to come and view her.

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