30ft MFV ex Herring Skiff converted.

Price Details

Price: £25,000 GBP
Location: Ballycastle, Northern Ireland Co.Antrim
Year: 1902
Condition: Renovated and undergone a full conversion
Category: Power
Class: Trawlers
Keel Type: Full Keel


30ft MFV converted and professionally fitted out. She is now renovated, seaworthy and Ready to Go.

She offers a fore cabin, heads, saloon/ galley & enclosed wheelhouse. Surveyed and had undergone sea trials….
A robust, wooden carvel construction of Larch planking on oak.
Built 1902 in Campbeltown, Scotland as a Herring Skiff .
BMC 3.4 , 4 cylinder diesel engine. The engine and its components have been through a

full maintenance and she has been out for sea trials… Hydraulic steering, triple blade bronze folding propeller.


Nominal Length: 9.14 m
Length Overall: 9.14 m
Length Of Deck: 8.53 m
Length At Water Line: 8.94 m

Beam: 3.35m
Draft: 1.52m
Max Draft: 1.52m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 600ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 600ltrs
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Engine Power: 90hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Campbeltown Boatyard.
Designer: G.L.Watson?
Boat Name: Ailsa


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: BMC 3.4
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: BMC 3.4 90hp diesel engine, overhauled by Marine mechanic.
Sited under the wheelhouse.
2:1 gearbox, hydraulic steering. water cooled.
Triple folding bronze propeller .
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel planked, high bulwalks surround her decks, enclosed wheelhouse aft. wooden laid decks,marine ply sheathed and painted, grey.
Wheelhouse GRP sheathed and painted. Long keel.


Headroom below 6ft 3ins.
Berths 6ft V berth in the fore peak. Two x settee bench berths 6ft 6ins long…
Pressurized, electric pump, H&C water systems in heads and the galley.
240v ring main. 12v boat circuit. 2 x Heavy duty batteries (190ah)
Reflex M60 diesel fed stove.
Gas cooker, 12v fridge in the galley
Manual sea toilet ( no black tank)
small corner sink in the heads


Simpson and Lawrence electric windlass
45lb CQR main anchor
warps and fenders
Deck light
hatch covers
Set of davits ( starboard side) .
Sails: two x deck stepped wooden masts, spars and sails with sail covers, galvanised steel standing rigging. The rig goes unchecked and not standing.
Surveyor recommended replacing all the standing rigging

Navigation Equipment:

wheel steering
navigation lights: bow, stern and steaming
Safety Equipment: 6 man life raft on deck.
fire extinguishers ( expiry dates unchecked)
fire blanket
Manual bilge pump with suction in the engine room.
Automatic bilge pump .
Gas alarm fitted in the saloon