1 of 40
Here we present 'Vita' a converted passenger ferry built by Camper & Nicholson in 1960. She was converted into a houseboat by the previous owners. She has a long history and is registered on the National Historic Ships Register, with over 160 individual archives of her at the National Maritime Museum in London available to view by request. She also appeared in the Shakin Stevens music video 'Teardrops'.
Powered by a 6l Gardner engine, around 130/140bhp, and run regularly approximately every two weeks. She features several bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious kitchen/diner room, lounge and several socialising areas on the deck, perfect to enjoy the summer evenings.
Unique and historic, must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Gardner 94-kW/126-hp six-cylinder marine diesel
Beta diesel generator
Battery bank and charger
Eight domestic power batteries
Four isolator switches
240v and 12v electrical systems
New Anodes 2019
Combi oil-fired boiler gives hot water and central heating throughout
45lb 'CQR' plough anchor
Manual anchor windlass
Gang plank for easy access to deck
Various original deck features
NASA Depth Sounder
Clock and Barometer
Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Carbon monoxide alarms
'Vita' has many rooms, most of which have been converted for houseboat usage. Here is a basic overview of the layout and the main rooms. For more details please contact us.
Open plan kitchen/dining room
Oven and hob
A further area that contains seating, could be used as a dining area
Bedrooms on the lower floor
Down the stairs, you find three bedrooms and the first bathroom with a bath, hot and cold water and storage cupboards
Downstairs from the main floor is the engine room, there is good access around the engine and generator
Bathroom on the main floor
Stand in shower
Up the stairs from the main floor is the helm position
Large traditional wheel
Down the hallway on the main floor, you will find a lounge area located at the aft end of the boat
There is a log burner and space for settees
There is access to a rear terrace at the stern of the boat
Converted Ex-Passenger Ferry, built in 1960 by Camper & Nicholson.
Full survey available to view from August 2019.
For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old
NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.