17m Pilots’ Tender, Steel motor vessel, Commercial

Boat Name: X-Pilot
Location: Rochester, Kent GB
Year: 1967
Category: Commercial
Class: Pilot Boat


17m Pilot vessel tug-like motor boat. Steel hull, ex PLA. She differs from the standard pulling tugs, as she offers the accommodation for her pilot crews. She would make a very practical and comfortable live aboard/working vessel….. Presently, licensed to carry 12 passengers and 2 crew (Cat C and D waters). It would be possible to certify her for up to 26 persons. She currently is a commercial charter vessel, with spacious upper and lower decks. She has been used in TV and film work for BBC history channel and others. Recent work for News South East and the RSPB. She offers the opportunity to own a vessel that can be lived on whilst earning her own keep. Spacious upper and lower deck areas. 2x single crew berths, 2m headroom, cabin suitable for dining, integral with cooker, fridges x 2. Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. 1 x sea toilet and a shower. Television and DVD player 24v Lister generator 240v ring main Rutland 913 wind generator 4 x heavy duty batteries General Equipment Work bench with tools and a large number of spare parts for the engine, spare seals etc. Bow derrick Deck crane for the 3.5m RIB and a 20hp outboard motor. 6 x mooring warps rubber bow fendering and rubber tyres flagstaff Ground Tackle 200lbs main anchor with 50m chain, electric capstan S & L manual windlass Navigation Enclosed wheelhouse. Wheel steering 2 xscreen wipers navigation aerial Binnacle compass fishfinder echo sounder Navtex Sailor radio Icom radio 2 x VHF radios Furono GPS Garmin colour chart plotter clock navigation lights steaming and anchor lights Safety Equipment man overboard revorery system 10 lifebuoys 16 life jackets distress flares 4 x fire extinguishers 2 x fire hydrants and hoses bilge pump full fire and smoke alarm system throughout the vessel Gas safety certification Search light fog horn loud hailer deck lights 2 x 4man life rafts (On hire) Tankage 2 fuel tanks, capacity 2000 galls (1000 gals each side) Water System Pressurised hot and cold. holding tanks :grey water 20 galls, black water 40 galls. fresh water tank capacity 250 gallons. Heating Oil fired central heating system coal stove in the main saloon


Length Overall: 17.22m

Beam: 4.90m
Draft: 1.98m
Air Draft: 5.11m


Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Engine Power: 240hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 2
Cabins: 4


Hull Material: Steel
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 11 knots


Engine Model: Kelvin KW179
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive