11m ExPilot ‘s Vessel, wooden, single engine, 1962

Price Details

Price: £ 27,500 GBP  Or near Offer
Location: Cuxton Marina, River Medway, Nr Rochester Kent
Year: 1962
Condition: Excellent, well maintained and in commissioned.
Category: Power
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


33ft ex Dover Pilot vessel. She was the very last of her type actively working in the UK. She is a registered Historic Vessel.

She has received recognition from the Clique Port of Dover and Trinity House for her long standing service.

She was converted into a private cruising sea boat 2007-11.

She can take the seas, no problem and is very economical to run with her single diesel inboard 70hp engine.

She is kept by Boating Enthusiasts and is kept in excellent condition, well maintained and in commission.
She has a stay sail ( steadying sail which can be set when she is being used for fishing. of the Kent Coast.
Her working life : she worked for Dover Pilots, Trinity house lightships and as an Auxiliary Coast guard vessel.

She is of wooden construction, 12 ton displacement, designed by Perkins & Sons and Anderson Rigden of Kent.
British Registered Off No: 304769


Length Overall: 10.06 m
Length At Water Line: 9.45 m

Beam: 3.07m
Draft: 1.14m
Air Draft: 4.88m
Max Draft: 1.14m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gallons
Displacement: 12.00 Tonnes

Hull Material: Wood
Hull Speed: 7: knots
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 70hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3 +one
Cabins: 2 + aft cockpit  (canvas covered)
Heads: 2
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builders: Anderson Rigden of Kent
Designer: Perkins & Sons and Anderson Rigden
Boat Name: Denise Simone


Engine Model: Ford 2701E
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Single 70hp Ford engine.
Shaft driven to a triple bladed 25 inch diameter propeller.
Naturally aspirated with engine room fans and seawater.

Located amidships , Range of 1000nm
Four cylinders last serviced Nov 2017 .
A new gear box LS802, 500D2 6611280, installed at the same time as the engine 2012.


Denise Simone was built for Pilot/ Tug commercial work by the renowned builders of Rigden and Anderson of Whitstable . She was 1 of 3 vessels built
Planking of 1 inch Pitch pine on oak frames. Approx 1 ton of ballast
A deep open aft cockpit with access into wheelhouse.
Decks are marine ply which have been sheathed and painted and Treadmaster nonslip fabric, all around the decks.
The Wheel house is constructed of marine ply with Iroko and mahogany and this has been GRP sheathed and painted- All white.


Wheelhouse  headroom of 6ft 8ins in the fore cabin and aft cockpit/cabin (under canvas) headroom to 6ft 6ins.
Hot and cold water system. Water heated via an electric Calorifier.
There is a sea toilet with wash basin portside and opposite a shower with wash basin and a chemical toilet.
In the fore peak twin single berths. In the wheelhouse wheel steering forward, bench berth seating to port and starboard-side is the galley

facility with cooker and sink, cupboards stowage and work surface, a microwave under work surface.
A rear access door to the cockpit which has a canvas awning over, plenty of further stowage and seating (possible to make up another berth, under canvas!)


Manual anchor windlass on fore deck.
2 x Danforth anchors both on chain and warp
Navigation Equipment: Depth Sounder NASA Stingray Alarm
Autopilot / chart plotter -Lowrance 5150c
Faruno Radar- model 163
Standard Horizon Radio
Garmin 12 GPS
Safety Equipment: Liferaft Seago Offshore GX0 4202W
4 x Lifebelts
4 x Emergency life jackets
4 x Working life jackets
3 x powder fire extinguishers