Faversham Kent UK|
Unique, English built wooden pleasure yacht.
A rare and beautiful vessel.
Good working condition.
Full ownership and service history available.
Registered with British Ships Registry, and recently accepted onto the National Historic Ships Register.
Built in 1946 by Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company, Silver Queen was originally licensed to carry 120 passengers.
She has spent much of her life working as a passenger ferry.
She is well maintained and ready for adventure.
48 foot long,
16 ½ wide,
Sheppey Queen, originally Silver Queen 2.
Built 1946, Sittingbourne Ship Building Company. 46 foot long, 16-1⁄2 foot wide.
Twin Ford Engines, with Parsons Gear Boxes. Cruising Speed 7 knots
Larch on Oak, Copper Fastened. Berths, 4-6
A wooden ship of great character, Sheppey Queen is not only a coastal cruising vessel, presently insured to sail around the coastal waters of Great Britain and Ireland, but she also offers comfortable living quarters.
• Heads. Wooden clad, with a sink and traditional sea toilet. Some stowage cupboards and also the chain locker for anchor chain
• Living Saloon. Comprises wooden Captains table with banquette seating that comfortably hosts 6-8 people. A large sofa/bed; a bespoke wooden bath; a log burner
• Galley. Traditional ships galley, long and narrow. 1 1⁄2 sinks, gas cooker, electric fridge.
• Engine Room. Contains two engines, with covers, electrical switchboard, 2 hot pots for hot water heating, two fuel tanks and a bench bed
• Aft Cabin. One double bed and one single bed. Wooden floor boards, a chest of drawers plus under bed drawers.
• Shower Room. Newly refurbished with varnished wood, a rainforest shower and a small and very effective log burner.
• Deck. A large and comfortable deck designed for people! Varnished wooden benches aft, and alongside the wheelhouse.
• Wheelhouse. Houses original steering wheel, original box steerage, compass and some necessary electricals.
• Deck Cover. A newly constructed frame offers an awning that offers shelter from rain and from sun.
• Rigging. Currently dismantled. Sails are stowed on-board.
|Vessel type:||Historic Wooden Pleasure Yacht, Passenger Ferry|
|Designer:||Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company|
|Builder:||Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company|
|Model:||Unique, inspired by HDML|
|Registry:||British Ships Registry|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Ford 4D|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||46'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 3"|
|Hull type:||Shallow Hull, coastal cruising|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||440 Litres|
|Water capacity:||440 Litres|
Captains cabin at rear of vessel, has a small double and a single bed.
En-suite shower room, with a log burner
Space for single berth on bed bench in engine room
Generous berth on saloon for one or two together
Hand built wooden bath in saloon, next to log burner
Larch on oak
Down below, hull is completely visible and accessible
Original bronze fastenings
Solid and well pickled hull
Basic navigation and lights
12 volt system
Original ships compass
Standard engine instruments
Two reconditioned Ford 4D engines,
Sails are stowed on board.
Spars were taken down, and deck replaced with an all weather cover
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.