Inveraray Argyll and Bute UK|
YES !! This berth is available free !!!!!’ with the sale of the Vital Spark for over four years worth £40,000 in its self if your thinking of living aboard this is on beautiful Loch Fyne Scotland’s longest sea loch see the photo in accommodation section.
Please as much as I would love to talk puffers I have put my pride and joy “The Iconic Vital Spark “ built 1944 in Hull on the market due to a severe lack of time so can I ask only serous buyers please should make contact . Yes I will part exchange anything with an engine, watches property cash either way but no animals. Yes it’s the real Vital Spark the MCA certificate says so as does the Historic Ships Register Yes it’s off the key after major restoration works and will sail anywhere with little preparation . Yes the Vital Spark Scania 6 cyl engine is superb married up to a fully rebuilt gearbox as is the new Lister generator and a low hours Ford donkey engine .Yes the asking price wouldn’t come close to what has been spent on the restoration. Yes I want to sell it or it wouldn’t be advertised and the price is more than realistic so don’t bother with ridiculous offers for this 66ft long 18ft beam 8ft draft ship originally built to pass through canals. Yes the potential is endless even Air B&B, without leaving the pier at Inveraray Oban or Glasgow the choices are endless and of course the ultimate live aboard .Yes final works required to finish restoration. No I am not a grumpy Para Handy. No I am not hard to deal with. No proposal will be dismissed if realistic . No I am not retiring or skint I am looking to go boating after twelve years of restoration on the Vital Spark and will buy a Trawler flybridge type of vessel or part exchange and yes I will throw in Paras cap in the sale . Now here is the icing on the cake over 4 years free berthing on the current berth at Inveraray Pier on the beautiful Loch Fyne Scotland’s longest sea Loch. You can also look at a recent filming job where the Vital Spark was chartered by Sky TV for the programme Landscape Artist of the year. Please do get in touch thanks
|Vessel type:||Ex Cargo Ship/ pleasure live aboard|
|Builder:||Browns Shipbuilders of Hull|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||65'|
|Fuel capacity:||2500 Gallons|
Ready for furniture .
Captains cabin with en-suite
Aft crew cabin four bunks.
The hold is untouched and could make a magnificent living space as open plan or up to six double cabins .
This berth is available free !!!!!’ with the sale of the Vital Spark for over four years worth £40,000 in its self if your thinking of living aboard this is on beautiful Loch Fyne Scotland’s longest sea loch .
Steel hull in past years had a grant funded (by previous owners )plating renewal in excess of £100,000 by a local shipyard.
A new wheelhouse added recently with all electronics and retaining original features
Being commissioned by the MOD the carbon content of the steel is very high it grinds up like chrome.
Full overhaul and rewire of navigation lights.
Radar. Chart Plotter. Radio .
The original binnacle compass has been retained.
A fully overhauled Reid’s of Paisley windlass is included in the sale to be fitted. This is in excess of £30k to buy new .
Engine room has been fully rebuilt to include replacement generator, replacement donkey engine, fully overhauled gearbox,
fully rewired with 240v 24v 12 v and shore power. .
Oil combi boiler for central heating and hot water.
Dual battery system linked to a smart charger.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.