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Passenger Vessel River Cruiser

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20.05m (65'9")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile

1 x Diesel 150hp, Gardiner 6LXB (1956)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Builder Rogers Boatyard (Mashfords)
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Gardiner 6LXB (1956)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 20.05m (65'9")
Beam 4.14m (13'7")
Draft Max 1.28m (4'2")
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Deck Gear

1 anchors
15.00m (49'3") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

Broker's Comments

After many years of serving the public and sailing around Plymouth waters, this vessel has retired ashore and is awaiting new owners. It would be great to see her taken on by an enthusiast and restored to her former glory or converted to a live aboard by someone with ingenuity and enthusiasm. A possible candidate for George Clarks Amazing Spaces?

A Little History: This vessel was originally built as the steam ferry Armadillo by Rogers Boatyard, of Cremyll, Cornwall, for the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe's estate, which had, since 1885, operated the ferry service between Cremyll Quay and Admiral's Hard, Plymouth. After the death of the 5th Earl in 1944, the descent ceased and ownership of the vessel passed to the Millbrook Steamboat & Trading Co. In 1956-57, a rebuild at Mashford, Cremyll (the yard previously owned by Rogers) involved the replacement of the steam engine by a diesel and the vessel was renamed Northern Belle. In 1980, Dart Pleasure Craft took over the Millbrook Steamboat & Trading Co. In 1985, the vessel was sold to Tamar Cruising and continued to provide the ferry service until 2009.

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

This Passenger Vessel River Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
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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