MFV 50 Fully Restored 2000 - 2005

Mooring Available for 1 year
£120,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  275577
  • Length  ·  20.72m
  • Year  ·  1954
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 180hp, Gardner 6LXB V Drive (1995)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Torquay
Boatshed Torquay
Phil Key

Extra Details

Builder Killybegs Boatyard, Killybegs, Co.Donegal
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 2,100.0 ltr (462.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/10/2020


Engine 1 x diesel 180hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LXB V Drive (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Engine spares

Engine Installed and Serviced by the Owner
V Drive allows the engine to sit further astern
The 6LXB has a swept volume of 638 cu ins (10.45 litres). At 1650 rpm the engine develops 150 bhp.


Length 20.72m
LOD 15.24m
Draft Max 1.98m
Displacement 38,000kg (83,790.0lbs)
Storage On mooring


Ketch rigged Shipwright Wood spars (2016) with Galvanised standing rigging (2016)


Reefing mainsail Patrick Selman Sailmaker - Slab (2004) 3 Reefs
Headsail Patrick Selman Sailmaker - Furling (2015)
Other sails Mizzen (2004)
Stay Sail (2004)

Gaff Rigged Ketch
Twin Foresails
New Topmast made in 2018
Mizzen mast 2004
£6000 spent on new rigging in 2016

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

2020 Condition Report by Chris Rees Master Boatbuilder
Stainless Steel Tanks
68ft LOA including Bow Sprit and Mizen
Lead Ballast


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Wheelhouse converts in to a Double Berth
Saloon converts to a Double Berth
10 Potential total berths
Two Cookers
Sink plus drainer
Bath in the Heads
Hotpot Accumulator Tank
Water Cooled Freezer Compressor

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Wheelhouse converts in to a Double Berth
Saloon converts to a Double Berth
10 Potential total berths
Two Cookers
Sink plus drainer
Bath in the Heads
Hotpot Accumulator Tank
Water Cooled Freezer Compressor

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 sheet winches
Electric Lofran Titan windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce, CQR, Fisherman)
60.00m of chain
Teignmouth Regatta 2010 Dinghy by Separate Negotiation

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Commercial Liferaft out of date

Broker's Comments

This is one of the few MFV's that you could board and live in comfort immediately, with no investment required, or sail away for worldwide adventures. An ideal Liveaboard, with commercial opportunities or continue her story just travelling.
The current owners acquired this Vessel as a working Fishing Boat in 2000 and spent 5 years rebuilding her completely as their new home to travel the world and raise a family.
The interior has been completely re-built , by the Owner, Shipwright & Boatbuilder, using the finest materials of Oak, Iroko and Robbins Elite marine ply's, all built to exceptional standards. A newly constructed wheelhouse with solid 10mm reinforced glazing. The deck was raised 18" and then triple sheathed with Iroko planking, Marine Ply and topped with GRP.
The Gardner Engine believed to be a 1995 was fully restored/serviced, fitted with a V drive and commissioned in 2004.
Everything about this Boat feels well built and substantial and now benefits from a condition report just carried out in October 2020 after being sailed around to Plymouth from Exmouth.

The Master Boatbuilder (Chris Rees Boatbuilding) who inspected her concluded ...."she is in good condition for a vessel of her age and construction and with the usual maintenance will last many years."

She is a delight to be onboard, light and airy, comfortable, and fully equipped for passage making, and all re-commissioned just in 2005

She is truly a remarkable Boat with a remarkable story.

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

This MFV 50 Fully Restored 2000 - 2005 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

20 Years

Why are you selling her?

Buying a House

Where have you sailed her?

Atlantic. Trinidad, Canada, Canaries, Europe

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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