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Classic house boat live aboard
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barcelona, Spain

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Engine Type:

inboard deisel twin screws


RAF rescue boat

Engine Manufacturer:

detoit diesel

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6 71

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Fuel Capacity (Gallons):

Over 200


Salt Water


***A film of the boat is action can be seen here :



The vessel is a former RAF rescue boat from the second world war, lovingly transformed into a wonderful home by German craftsmen. The boat is twenty metres long and is currently moored near the center of Barceloña , somewhere called Badalona.

The boat sleeps nine in four seperate births, three doubles and three singles.

Constructed with a double diagonal mahogany hull,  she is in excellent condition for a boat of her age.

It is finished with varnished wood throughout and has lots of deck space and a spacious bridge salon.
The boat is bursting with character, having seen action during the war in its role as a high speed rescue launch for shot down pilots.
There is an excellent sound system throughout the boat and heating.

There is work to do as with any boat, especially wooden boats. It wouldnt take so much to get her truely ship shape.

One engine is stuck in forwards, needing a new clutch fork. One (of the three)  geneartors needs a new head gasket. The hull needs attention at the stern above the water line.  The propellors are a bit rugged, resulting in wobbly p brackets that could do with being replaced. Its all achievable if the boat comes out of the water and some money is spent on it. The electrics need to be cleaned up / modernised.

The vessel is indeed now a floating hotel , which means that it is currently paying for its own mooring... I am also happy to pass this business on to the new owners if they are interested. see:

There are many extras... three anchors, loads of chain, multiple battery chargers, life boat, zodiac, mariner 15 outboard. The boat is full of original fixtures. Its classic and beautiful. Cash is the method of payment. Buyer collects!  I have an excellent mooring fee of  (now) 600 euros a month. You wont find a cheaper mooring in Barcelona for a boat this size.
The boats famous history can be seen here:

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