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Lying: Rochester, Kent
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Rochester, Kent


Houseboat / Houseboat Tug conversion

3 (exc saloon)


94 ft / 28.65 m

Boat Description

Tug Houseboat conversion for sale Kent UK Close to London.
We a very pleased to offer  The Marsden. A uniquely remodeled former Port Tug.
Now a spacious 3 cabin houseboat on her Medway mooring 40 mins from London.
the layout lends itself to parties or as an art studio. Spread over 3 decks/floors  massive reception room, office-craft hobby room, breakfast room and a restful panoramic reading room in the former wheelhouse.
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Price: £109,950
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: The Marsden
Make: Houseboat
Model: Houseboat Tug conversion
Year: 1956
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Steel
Length: 94 ft / 28.65 m
Length Overall: 94 ft / 28.65 m
Beam: 25 ft / 7.62 m
Max Draft: 5 ft / 1.52 m
Bridge Clearance: 25 ft / 7.62 m
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed
Engines: 1
Make: No Engine
Fuel: Other
Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: House Boats, Commercial Boats, Tug
More Info : 360° Virtual Tour walk through

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The Marsden
Boarding the ship over the sea wall on to her aft deck,
Forward along the starboard side to:
 Entrance door to:
Vaulted mezzanine landing to:
Galley Kitchen
Consisting of four base units under a solid wood work top sink w-H&C water, there are further eye level cupboards over the work top and ample power sockets. opposite you find a free standing LPG cooker with extractor and and butchers block style open storage.
  Moving forward you find 
The Breakfast Room
This space  retains some of the ships original features with opening portholes and the addition of a conventional picture window giving stunning views across the estuary. There is a fixed bench seat and space for a dining table for 4 to 6 people.
 Open tread  stairs leads up to:
Wheel House viewing gallery
Now decommissioned, the wheel house gives you unspoiled views with near 360° glazed view, reclaimed flooring and the clever use of the old bosuns chair in this space tip a hat to times past and the ships working history.
On the port side a door aft takes you out on to the upper outside deck:
Upper Deck
This outside space is approximately 4M x 6M of usable space with the smoke stack and signal mast dominating the middle of the deck. various locker stores and LPG gas rack.
 Returning back down to the galley level on the entrance landing to starboard side door   to:
The Main Bathroom
Small basin w-H&C water low level conventional toilet. 120cm bath with integrated over bath shower attachment.
 Stairs down to:
Main Living Area
 The living dining space occupies the full width of the ship and approximately half the length of the whole vessel. lit with natural light from the vaulted ceiling around the stair and a light well from the aft deck above. there is a large dining table for 8-10 persons.
The space is very light and airy with a reading snug, a wood burning stove. There are a number of intimate areas and level changes in a very large space, making the room very versatile 
on the starboard side by the stairs the is a useful cloakroom. To the rear of the main living area there is a door to:
The Plant & Utility Room
Housed in the stern of the ship the plant room is not full standing height due to the rising kick up of the swim of the boat (the bit where the rudder pokes out.) despite the space there is  home to the washing machine dryer airer, oil fired heating boiler and racking for tools and stores.
Moving forward through a centre doorway to:
Office/Hobby Workshop
This area has a fixed solid wood counter top and ample power outlet sockets
Opposite across the passageway on the starboard side door to:
Cabin Bed 3
Mid height cabin bed using the original stepladder, under bet storage.
Continue forward along the passage left (port side) door to:
Cabin Bed 2
Mid height cabin bed with fixed seat/step up and built in hanging locker wardrobe.
Continue forward along the passage door to:
Master Cabin Bed 1
The master utilises the full width of the ship and has two roof light hatches giving lots of daylight. the cosy double is positioned in an anti room, allowing the shape of the bow to be seen.  There is a walk in wardrobe in the port bow and the en-suite to the starboard bow, Consisting of toilet shower and large basin.


The electrical system is conventional 240V connected to the shore services. All lighting and sockets are 240V 
rmation Mooring
This House boat is offered with a transferable mooring contract, acceptance is presumed and only very exceptional circumstances would make this not possible.
As a residential houseboat council taxes are due at the lowest rate for the area.
the ship retains some of the previous taxation privileges and is a qualifying vessel for zero rating vat on upkeep and maintenance purchasing. 


Precious Marine offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 
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Additional Contact Information
This ship is a private dwelling and viewings are by appointment only with the broker.
Full Specifications

Length:94 ft / 28.65 m
Beam:25 ft / 7.62 m
Num Engines:1
Engine Make/Model:No Engine
Fuel Type:Other
Num Cabins:3
Num Heads:2
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