Pilot Boat 60

£85,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  332752
  • Length  ·  18.90m
  • Year  ·  1967
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 240hp, 8 cylinder T8 Kelvin (1967)
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway Team

Extra Details

Designer Cooks
Builder James W Cook and Company of WIvenhoe
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 10,909.1 ltr (2,400.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 08/06/2021

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 240hp
Engine make and model 8 cylinder T8 Kelvin (1967)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 12.0 ltr (2.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Engine spares

Engine recently serviced. In February 2023 she also had water pump rebuilt, new big end shells and gearbox refurbished. Receipts have been kept.

Dimensions

Length 18.90m
Beam 4.89m
Draft Min 1.93m
Draft Max 1.93m
Airdraft 1.55m
Displacement 70,000kg (154,350.0lbs)
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power 24v Battery Charger

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This Pilot Vessel looks as if she has been really well maintained and is in regular use. She is currently used for pleasure trips and has been hired for various TV companies in the UK and abroad. She has a recently renewed PLA licence to carry 12 passengers. She currently takes passengers to land at the Red Sands Forts in the Thames Estuary. Her top deck being the ideal height for this use.
The engine has also been serviced annually. The owner pointed out that she would be great for fishing too.
The owner informs me that this Pilot Vessel has a massive range.
Note that one of the holding tanks is for blackwater and the other for greywater. They are quite new and make of fibreglass.
Last out of the water Survey was in 2021 and was very complimentary.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

The accommodation is currently arranged and fitted out with passengers in mind. However, the lowest deck could be altered, without interfering with bulkheads, to provide further berths. Also the owner suggested that the huge aft locker could have the coachroof raised to provide a spacious aft cabin.
The galley could be modernised to accommodate more worksurface and white goods, giving her a liveaboard capability. She is very cosy and benefits from radiators which are heated by a diesel system. Down below decks the cabin currently has a sofa in it but can easily accommodate a double bed. The heads is very spacious and is currently set up with a large shower and a large Butler sink so is great for divers etc.

2 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

The accommodation is currently arranged and fitted out with passengers in mind. However, the lowest deck could be altered, without interfering with bulkheads, to provide further berths. Also the owner suggested that the huge aft locker could have the coachroof raised to provide a spacious aft cabin.
The galley could be modernised to accommodate more worksurface and white goods, giving her a liveaboard capability. She is very cosy and benefits from radiators which are heated by a diesel system. Down below decks the cabin currently has a sofa in it but can easily accommodate a double bed. The heads is very spacious and is currently set up with a large shower and a large Butler sink so is great for divers etc.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Fenders
Boathook
Instrument Covers

Manual Simpson and Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth, Fisherman )
40.00m of chain
Mooring bollards forward and aft.
Water hydrant
Owner informs me that the Hoist/winch takes 250 Kilos

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Radar
VHF
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Navigational details
Furuno GPS /WA AS Navigator GP-32
Compass
ICOM VHF marine IC M5-05 linked to GPS
TV aerial
2 Radios
Sailor main set

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Searchlight
Danbuoy
Horn
Swim ladder
MOB System
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Fire fighting equipment
Chubb Zone master 204A fire alarm.
Fire smothering system
Man overboard safety harnesses
Windscreen wipers with de-icer function

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Pilot Vessel is a fully operational work boat licensed by the Port Of London Authorities to carry up to 16 people. Built in 1967 by James W Cook & Co with the main purpose as a pilot vessel and fitted with a Kelvin 8 cylinder 240hp diesel engine for long range economical cruising.

This boat has been maintained to a exceptional standard due to her commercial work based on the Red Sand towers in the Thames Estuary. Other onboard equipment includes a full fire safety system, life jackets etc.

There is a 2021 dry dock hull survey available for genuinely interested buyers.

This fabulous pilot boat is a really lovely vessel. She has a special charm and was a pleasure to photograph. Pilot vessels are small, sturdy and powerful vessels that can manoeuvre ships as well. I really wish that I could buy this pilot boat and take people for excursions to the Thames!

She looks as if she has been well maintained for commercial standards and the owner informs me that one of her last exciting ventures was to star in the film World War Z that Brad Pitt appeared in.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Pilot Boat 60 has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

26 Years

Why are you selling her?

Owner feels he is getting a bit too old so will eventually get a smaller vessel

Where have you sailed her?

Thames Estuary, Red Sands, Kent

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