River Medway, Kent Kent UK
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Capricorn ceased trading in August 1997 and was purchased for conversion to a houseboat.
The vessel was shortened by 10m; the aft accommodation was upgraded along with machinery spaces, hull and deck.
A new and complete conversion of the main-hold ( ex cargo working area ) was carried out. This work was undertaken professionally ( to a very high standard ) at Acorn Shipyard in Rochester, Kent.
Subsequently, during the winter of 2006 / 2007 the original aft accommodation was completely removed and renewed.
The original "Green Book" ( Dutch Trading Book ) is still onboard listing her name changes since build, including war-time commandeering, and record of cargo work.
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT - please phone 01634 720033 to arrange
|Vessel type:||Converted Dutch Cargo Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Mercedes V10 - OM403|
|Maximum Speed:||9 Knots|
|Length over all:||41m|
Main engine:- Mercedes V 10 - OM403. New in 1981.
Auxiliary engine :- Lister ST2. Drives bilge / fire pump & 60 amp transmotor / alternator.
Gearbox :- Twin disc type MG 509
Built in Hardinxveld, near Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1927, of riveted steel.
The main accommodation on Capricorn is in the luxuriously converted "cargo hold." It comprises of:-
UTILITY ROOM with 240v freezer, 240v refrigerator, 240v automatic washing machine, 240v tumble drier, stainless steel sink, Saniflow, worktops & cupboards.
Large open plan GALLEY & SALOON with gas, range style cooker with extractor hood & light, larder refrigerator, microwave oven, stainless steel sink, breakfast bar with leather & chrome stools, worktops & cupboards.
DINING AREA. This area joins the galley on a raised floor, sectioned off by wrought-iron railings with light oak handrails.
BATHROOM with flushing toilet, full size bath, king size corner shower, sink, storage units, Saniflow.
OFFICE with book shelf, desk, cupboards & drawers.
BEDROOM 1 with king-size bed, cabinets, drawers, full length mirror, escape ladder.
BEDROOM 2 with double bed, cabinets, wardrobe, drawers.
The aft accommodation ( annex ) is completely separate from the main accommodation and is accessed via the wheelhouse. On three levels.
Renewed in 2007.
WHEELHOUSE with steering wheel, bench seating, built in consul, adjustable height pedestal table, flat screen TV ( also used as security monitor.)
AFT GALLEY with full size gas cooker with grill and oven, 240v microwave, stainless steel sink, 240v refrigerator, bench seating ( would make additional bunk if required ) , oak table and chairs.
AFT SALOON with custom, built in units.
AFT CABIN 1 with doublebunk with drawers under, storage units.
AFT CABIN 2 ( lower level ) Large single bed, large free standing fridge/freezer, wardrobes, cupboards and storage. Fresh water tank ( for all aft accommodation supply.)
Good headroom throughout.
All areas heated by radiators.
MAIN CONSUL ( wheelhouse )
24v & 240v meters
engine control panel
alarms for main engine
morse engine control
joy-stick for electric steering
240v panel with trips
24v panel with fused switches
ST6 river radar
UPPER-SIDE CONSUL ( wheelhouse)
ship's whistle button
VHF radio with DSC
DECKHEAD CONSUL VHF ( wheelhouse )
LOWER CONSUL ( wheelhouse )
control panel for fire detection
DVR 4 channel ( for security camera system )
14 man buoyancy raft
Fire hose & nozzle
Various navigational-shapes ( e.g. anchor ball)
Fire extinguishers throughout
Fire detection head
Security motion detector
Dome security camera
Remote boiler shut-off
Fuel tank shut-off
This vessel has a comprehensive gas & bilge level alarm system, along with fire detection & security arrangement.
These details are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. They are based on information provided by the current owner(s) and observation. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to have an independent survey carried out to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the vessel, its inventory, and the information contained herein.
These details are not intended to, and do not, form any part of any current or future contract. In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. All sales subject to contract. No guarantee is given or implied as to the condition or legal title. No appliances or systems have been tested. All measurements stated are approximate.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.