100 Pax Island Class Bow Loading Car / Passenger Ferry For Sale
Built 1990 Re-built 2012 Operating in the Bristol Channel UK
Steel construction, twin screw, brand new Perkins M185C 185hp less than 600hrs 3-: 1-reduction PRM 1000 gearboxes, hull speed 8.5kts. She has recently undergone extensive refit. Ultrasonic tests show that her hull is on original 8.00mm & 6.25mm thickness. The main ramp is operated hydraulically. Current use is mainly for foot passengers so main deck seats can be hinged up giving vehicular access 11ft x 22ft.
The saloon has a toilet, a store/locker, small tuck shop and seating for 24 passengers, small aft deck and stairs up to bridge deck. On the bridge deck there is buoyant apparatus and seating for another 20 odd passengers. The wheelhouse is very spacious with AIS, Chart Plotter, GPS, Radar, depth sounder, wind speed and direction indicator, two VHF Radios and three hand-held Radios, the steering is hydraulic. The compass has not long been swung and the deviation card is in date. There is a chart table and the visibility from the wheel-house is excellent.
Existing MCA V1a certificate is for 100 passengers and no vehicles (summer) & class V1 year round 50 passengers and 1 vehicle. If deck seats removed then she should be able to go back to her old certification of 100 passengers no vehicles or 50 passengers and 1 vehicle or 25 passengers and two vehicles for short runs. This vessel was built so that she could easily be extended with an extra section welded in thus increasing her car capacity up to 4 or 6 cars. She would also be compliant for the work-boat code 60 miles offshore.
Our scope of work is changing and this vessel is under used on its present service, we are therefore testing the market. We were quoted around £1.2 Million to have one of these vessels built ten years ago a similar one has just been ordered for North Ireland at £2.8M we will consider offers.
We have a 4.5 ton Tico deck crane that we never fitted, we had a special seat made for it but it would have cost us about 15-20 passengers so we left it off. We will include this along with two substantial extension ramps, these could be welded together to form an extension flap to the ramp if required but that would be for the next owner to sort out.
|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
|Location:||Somerset UK [ Map ]|
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|Vessel type:||Bow Loading Island Class Car/Passenger Ferry|
|Designer:||Strathclyde Maritime Design|
|Model:||Island Class Passenger/Car Ferry|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Perkins M185C|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||15m|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||45 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||600 Gallons|
In 2012-13 Brand new Perkins M185C engines were fitted and these have only just been run in with 450 hour on each at the time of writing. There is also a Lister TS2 9 Kva generator fitted which provides 240 volts power & lighting throughout the ship. this currently has 1200 hours on the clock.
Just before the new engines were delivered from Perkins the engine room was completely cleaned & ground back to bare metal where required and two coats of 2 pack Hempel epoxy coatings applied. The engine room floor plates were also taken out shot-blasted and sent off to be galvanised. We have just finished this treatment in all of her other compartments she is virtually now as in as good condition as when she left the builders yard.
The engines water feed pipes were also ripped out and new 316 stainless steel piping fitted. The new turbo charged engines also required larger diameter exhaust pipes so these too were ripped out and 316 stainless steel new ones fitted right up to the top of the funnel.
She is 'Clyde Built' of steel mostly in 8mm plate she has inch thick grounding plates welded to her keel and 2 inch grounding bars welded to her underside to help protect the hull during beaching/slipway operations. She was designed to be cut & extended if required. The bow ramp is operated hydraulically.
The accommodation is underneath the bridge and is heated by means of the exhaust pipes which are in a stainless steel meshed cage. There are seats and benches photos to follow:
She has a jason's cradle for recovery of MOB, there are 100 buoancy aids which are stowed under the seats. there are 10 life-rings and two buoyant aparatus. She also carries a 65 man self inflating life-raft and this is currently on hire from ADEC Marine.
AIS, Garmin Radar/chart-plotter VHF radio plus three hand-helds
Indicated location is approximate general area only.