Description: Purpose built specialist twin skinned edible oil tanker in reliable running order and ready to trade immediately. Previous recent cargos carried for major multinational companies such as Unilever, Cargill Plc and New Britain Palm include food grade Palm oil, Rape Seed oil, Sunflower oil, Soya oil etc. May also be suitable for the carriage of hydrocarbons, water and other bulk liquids.
In full trading condition and M&CA compliant as a twin skinned edible oil tanker vessel on Inland Waterways.
Annual Mersey Docks & Harbour Co., and Manchester Ship Canal commercial survey certificates in force.
Last dry docked November 2013 when stern gear and gearbox were fully overhauled, with a favourable NDT hull report available. Topsides could do with a repaint but all sound.
Built as the Lux for Lever Bros Port Sunlight by W.J.Yarwood & Sons in 1950. Rebuilt and re engined 1966 and well maintained in trade since then.
She was laid down as a dry cargo vessel and the two cargo tanks are easily removable. This would provide a large beamy and deep open hold area for conversion.
Cargo Capacity : 8460 cu ft/ 205 tonnes @ 0.86 S.G. in two demountable tanks fitted with wash bulkheads. Tanks coiled for steam heating from shore supply. Access in tank void space around tanks between the hull and tank sides.
Modern Marshall ‘Apex TD 100-400’ cargo pump driven by clutch from the main engine giving a fast discharge rate of over 200 tonnes per hour with brand new spare Apex TD 100-400 cargo pump unit included.
Air pipes to shore supply for blowing cargo pipe lines.
Tank space void aft of tanks with filter box and valves.
Main engine, super reliable electric start Kelvin T8 240 BHP ( 1965 ) with bilge pump and 24 volt generator.
Aux donkey engine, Lister HA2 driving 24 and 110 volt D.C. electrics, bilge and fire pump.
Thermadyne “Gen Set” 240 volt ac silent pack generator giving 10 KVA.
Comfortable wheelhouse with single leaver engine controls and reliable Tenfjord hydraulic steering gear making the boat easy to handle.
Modern SILVA 125 Compass with deviation card
Forward cabin lockers and bench seating.
Small basic separate galley and W.C. wash room off the aft deck.
Large Bosuns store complete with tools and all running gear.
Possible for a conversion to a houseboat as the tanks could be removed.