1839 Lightship Hotel Inner Dowsing

US$ 585,010
Kent, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)1634 843576
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / Other
Located In:
Kent, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Current Price:
£ 380,000 (US$ 585,010) 

Built in 1839 from solid Burma teak by William Pitcher. Lightship16 benefitted from an excessive design brief. 13" x 4" thick hull planks are fixed with 10" bronze bolts fixed to 8" x 8" thick ribs set no more than 3" apart and even touching in places such as the bow and stern.
The hull was built in 1839 but the oak superstructure was only finished along with the modern new interior in 2012. 
On the inside a further skin of 3" and 4" thick teak and another extra cross ribs of 8" section ribs added at points of weakness. A ¼" steel plate over the deck was covered in 3" x 6" teak deck planks then tied to the lower deck by steel knees and bronze pins. Cross ship steel beams were added to the side of the 8" section teak beams and riveted in place. All the timber was ‘pit sawn’. That is to say it was all hand cut from the main tree sections.  The main deck is split into two key areas, providing a kitchen and dining area with a quiet reading room at one end and a bar & film room at the other. You can walk around the ship's oak walls on this level on a floodlit walkway that encircles the ship. There are stairs to the upper promenade deck to enjoy the view over Rochester as the sun sets. A canopy and wind break has been set over one section of the ship.  Set out as a hotel with four beds and four en suite bathrooms. The addition of a dividing wall can give 2 x 2 bed apartments, or leave both dividing walls in place and use as a single home with a massive double bedroom and two guest rooms.
The interior is modern with a high tech feel to off set and complement the heavy teak and oak walls.
This provides all the usual comforts of home such as normal flushing toilets throughout, a fully insulated structure, circular windows and double glazed patio doors. Soft light canvas drop ceiling with oak beams and teak floor.  The ship can be divided into two, two bed apartments if needed.
There are two staircases leading down to the lower deck which has 4 large bedrooms all with en suite facilities. Featuring the modern glass walled bathrooms and teak striped interior.  The ship has 13 x 12 volt 110 amp batteries to run over 1000 bulbs around the ceiling and under the deck rail. This provides a safety backup to the 240 volt system as well as ambient lighting.
There is an extensive hard wire fire alarm system throughout the ship.
There are four 1000 ltr tanks for cold and 5 x 150 ltr tanks for hot water for the normal flushing toilets and bathrooms.  With 50% hotel occupancy then 7% gross return on purchase price is achievable. Please requests the finance pack with loan agreements in place.

Please contact at +44 (0)1634 843576

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