Malahide trawler for sale. Motor yacht for sale. Houseboat for sale. Built by Ranafjord boat yard in Norway in 1969 and fitted out by Malahide in Ireland as a motor yacht, refitted in Malta in 1984/5. Oak over Pine frames with Iroko decks and Aluminium superstructure. Partially remodeled to create a spacious live aboard vessel by the current owners. Three cabins with focsle, three heads/shower compartments, full galley, saloon, wheelhouse (in operation) and navigator's room. A small amount of external deck and topsides timber work required plus refitting of the saloon to the new owners preference.
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Heating by oil fired boiler and radiators
Machinery known to require service and thorough check before proceeding to sea.
MV Bivrost is one of only two surviving Beaver class Malahide trawlers and further information on this class of vessel can be found on the classic trawlers website, www.classictrawlers.net
She was bought by the present owners in 2012 and has undergone a restoration/conservation process whilst in their ownership. A change of location and lifestyle requires the sale of the vessel.
The current marina berth is available to a new owner providing suitable insurance is in place but the vessel can not be used as permanent accommodation at the current location. Should live-aboard status be required we can suggest alternative locations.
She was last ashore in 2012. When we purchased her she has moored at Hullbridge and sat out of the water at low tide. We were able to clean and repaint the hull prior to moving her to Fambridge.
We did not have her surveyed, we bought her in good faith from a family friend.
However, my wife's brother is a surveyor and has looked over her when we had the cabins stripped back to the frame. The frame was in excellent shape. In addition, two clearly very knowledgeable chaps looked over her about 3 months ago. They also found the hull, keel and frames to be in excellent shape. However, they found one deck beam that had wet rot, above the chain locker. (An area where the deck had leaked but I had missed due to the location)
Structurally, I believe she is seaworthy. We have owned her for 7 years and in the time, the hull has never leaked. I pump the bilges normally once a month. They are not constantly pumping. Subject to my following comments, I would feel safe taking her to sea.
There was some rot in the upper hull plank on both sides, where water had got behind the rubbing strip. The port side has been completely replaced. I completed half the starboard side before I was defeated by the weather.
Areas of the cover board also need replacing. These are currently patched with marine ply to prevent water ingress.
I have also replaced some of the deck, but there are further areas to repair (again I have the materials but was defeated by the weather)
We bought her as a house boat. She sailed from Hullbridge under her own power with no issues what so ever. However, she has not sailed since.
Prior to undertaking any voyage, she would require an engine service, with new filters etc and fresh fuel. The gearbox impeller also requires repair (it was run without the sea cock open) and of course new engine batteries.
She would also need up to date radios, navigation equipment and safety equipment. Whilst much of this is present, it dates from the 70's and 80's and simply obsolete.
I think it is important that if any potential buyer is to view her, they appreciate that although she is an exceptionally well built vessel, the marine systems mainly date from the 70's and 80's and will need updating if she is to be used as a sea going vessel. This is clearly do able but was not a high priority for us given our use. We bought her as a restoration project but also lived on her for a while.
We have the original hand book (hand typed) which details the operation of all the ships systems and some initial history.
Two cabin interiors have been stripped back to the frame and fully replaced but the port and forward cabins and saloon do require complete refurbishment. The hull also needs painting.
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