17m ex pilot boat, Tyrrell Son of Arklow, Gardner engine

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 Spencer, 1959

Type: Motor Boats
Category: Cruiser or Motor Boat


Boat Name:  Spencer
Location: Maylandsea, Essex, CM3 6AL, GB
Make: Tyrrell & Son, Arklow, Ireland
Year: 1959
Category: Power
Class: ex Pilot motor vessel


17m ex Pilot vessel built by Tyrrell & Son of Arklow. Heavy displacement motor vessel, carvel planked larch on oak. She has been very comfortably converted to a live aboard vessel. She has a fabulous Gardner 6L3 1959 engine. Her layout gives a wheelhouse, a galley and saloon at deck level. Below there is a double cabin forward, plus 2 x double bunk cabins. A full sized heads with a shower. The engine room is separate aft, she also has a 12kva diesel generator, washing machine and drier. She can be fully self sufficient 12v/24v and a 240v ring main. Accommodation has a Webasto diesel fired 24v hot air system with remote control from the galley. There is also a solid fuel stove in the saloon. Galley is fully equipped with 4 ringed gas hob and oven plus a 12v/24v electric fridge.



Beam: 5.18m        17 ft

Length Overall : 17.09m       loa: 56.1 ft    lwl: 52 ft
Draft: 2.01m         6.7 ft

Air Draft: 4.57m             15 ft


Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 11 knots

hull colour: white
hull construction: robust carvel planked
hull type: single displacement
super structure colour: varnished and white.
cockpit type: enclosed wheelhouse
keel type: long keel


fuel: diesel
hours: 9180
cruising speed: 7kts
max speed: 11kts
horse power: 114hp
engine manufacturer: Gardner 6L3
gallons per hour: 4
cylinders: 6
propeller type: triple bladed
starting type: electric
drive type: shaft driven

wheel steering from wheelhouse


berths: 6
cabins: 3


Generator: 12kva,      Heating: Webasto, hot air system and a solid fuel stove in the saloon.


Engine Model: Gardner 6L3
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Engine Power: 114hp
Number of Engines: 1