Harbour Launch Houseboat 57ft

£15,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  302122
  • Length  ·  17.60m
  • Year  ·  1935
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 210hp, Gardner (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  SE London (no mooring)
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Mark Warner

Extra Details

Lying SE London (no mooring)
Last survey 01/09/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 210hp
Engine make and model Gardner (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 17.60m
Beam 4.40m
Draft Min 1.10m
Draft Max 1.60m
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Copper Coated Hull


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment


3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This converted Harbour Launch is now for sale and makes an affordable, characterful liveaboard boat for someone to take on and give a new lease of life. Painstakingly restored over the last five years and used as a houseboat at South Dock Marina, the most recent owners are selling to make space for a new boat on the mooring. The engine has recently been serviced and is now running although has not been used for navigation in a long time.

This former Harbour Service vessel, built in around 1935, has been converted into a fully functioning liveaboard. Originally a steam-powered boat, the space on board is contained within a galley and saloon and three separate cabins offering five berths.

The hull is wooden but has been copper plated to give it extra durability.

It is laid out across two decks with an open plan saloon and galley in the old wheelhouse, a twin cabin and heads at the stern and towards the bow, a double master cabin, a storage cabin, shower and heads compartments that are currently used for storage and a study in the forwards cabin with an attractive butterfly hatch. The boat has a large multifuel stove in the saloon.

Since 2016 the following works have been carried out:
New decks
New stove
New heating system
Refurbished interior
New wheelhouse
Painted externally
New roof and side panels

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Harbour Launch Houseboat 57ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?


Why are you selling her?

Replacing boat on residential mooring

Where have you sailed her?


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.

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