Welcome to my auction!
I am seeling on behalf of a friend this awesome British built 1956 67ft Steel Single Screw Diesel Tug with "Kort" Steering Nozzle.
Currently moored in Dartmouth, Devon.
She was built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd in Northwich Est 1840. Iron and wood ship builders, engineers and boiler makers. Specialising in Shallow Draught Steamers, Paddle Steamers, Lighters, Tugs, Coasters, Pontoons and Lock Gates.
Further information about the company W.J. Yarwoods can be found by clicking the link below.
Provided with original full documentaion. There have been upgraded ammendments, but unfortunately the owner doesn't have the ammendments paperwork. Manuals include: Manufacturers Specification, Service Manual, Ruston Engine Manual, National Engine Manual, Air Compressor Manual, Ruston Parts Manual, Megator Pump Manual, Hydraulics & Steering Gear Manual, and Marine Gear Manual.
This Tug had over £40K spent mainly on the engine room bringing everything up to date approximately 4 years ago. The bridge was also removed and rebuilt with a new top.
Great opportunity to use her as a cruising house boat or as a working boat.
This Tug does require a new Air Compressor, as the current one isn't working properly.
Please note, this boat is sold as seen and does not have a current survey report. So, it will be your responsibilty to arrange collection etc.
Depth Mld9ft 3"
Rise of Keel1ft
Draft Aft7ft 6"
National Gas & Oil Engine Company Ltd
"National" R4AM8 type, 8 cylinder, vertical, single acting, 4 stroke, normally aspired oil engine having a rating of 440BHP when running at a speed of 600rpm.
The engine has been coupled to an oil operated reverse reduction gearbox of Hindmarch/Modern Wheel Drive manufacture. After accounting for transmission losses through the gearbox, it produces a nett propeller power of 414SHP.
Complete gearbox with lubrication oil cooler, pressure oil pump, oil pressure relief valve, oil filter, set of interconnecting pipes directly mounted on gear, control cock giving position "Ahead", "Stop" and "Astern" and to incorporate a thrust bearing to take the propeller thrust.
"Ruston" Marine Auxiliary Oil Engines
Standard Rushton design, four stroke cycle.
Number of cylinders36
Number of engines 11
K.W. output at 220v935
F.A.D. pressure of 350psi20cfm-
The Tug is built and equipped for service as a Harbour and Estuary Tug. A single screw with Diesel Engine and constructed generally in accordance with General Arrangement Drawing No 8390 and this Specification, also Transverse Section Drawing No 8399. Built of steel construction, of the single deck type with good sheer forward and aft, raking stem and elliptical stern, and bulwarks all round vessel. Vessel sub-divided by watertight bulkheads into the following compartments: Fore Peak: Accommodation for Day Crew. Machinery Midships, Store and Aft Peak. Cable Locker below floor of forward accommodation. Water tank provided in double bottom below accommodation for storage of fresh water. Vessel to have good lines suitable for towing in line.
Built to Lloyd's Class 100 A1 for Towing Services, and to the requirements of the Ministry of Transport for tonnage, life saving appliances and lights and sound signals.
Steel to be of British Manufacture to Lloyd's requiements and tests, and of scantlings to Classification requirements. Workmanship and finish to be in accordance with the best Tug practice, and to the reasonable satisfaction of the Owners' Representatives.
Full details on the following are available upon request.
Sternpost & Nozzle
Towhook & Towing Bows
Fresh Water Tank
Anchors, Cables & Ropes
Life Saving Equipment
Domestic Fresh Water Pump
Hot Water Heating System
Daily Service Tank
Flooring in the Engine Room
Bilge & Ballast Pump
General Service Pump
Compressed Air Starting Equipment
Spares for all 3 Engines
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Any questions please just ask. Thank you.