Houseboat. Ex Harbour Service Launch. – 53ft for sale
16.15 m/53 ft
South East, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
FOR SALE: Isadora’D Our lovely home (houseboat).
A 53ft converted Harbour Service launch.
Built 1943 in Tewkesbury on the River Severn out of pitch pine.
She served in Portsmouth dockyard as D5 leaving service in 1978. She has given us many adventures over the years, including cruises to France. She was converted into a houseboat (including the removal of the engine) in 2008.
She is much loved and has always been well maintained.
The accommodation comprises a wheelhouse with seating area leading down to a large comfortable saloon containing storage, bath and wood burning stove. Leading aft to main bedroom, storage, large bed with storage below. Fwd of the saloon is the galley containing drawer storage, gas hob, fridge and microwave. Off the galley is small bedroom / office with single berth and desk. Fwd off galley, shower and toilet rooms. The forepeak houses a washing machine and pantry.
Isadora’D has a gas central heating boiler as well as a wood burning stove, ensuring she stays cosy and dry.
There is plenty of deck space which is ideal for fun in the sunshine. Down the aft hatch there is even a small workshop containing work benches, 12v inverter and battery for bilge and shower pumps, as well as a vice and tumble dryer.
The tidal berth which even has a phone line is available by arrangement with Foulkes & Sons.
An 11ft dory with a 4hp Mariner outboard is also available, ideal for exploring the upper reaches of the Hamble River.
Isadora’D has been a warm and comfortable home since 1998.
Ill health is forcing the sale.
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