‘vita’ 78ft x 18ft converted ferry with 4 bedrooms £140,000 Laying Somerset
VITA Houseboat, Converted Ex-Passenger Ferry, built in 1960 by Camper & Nicholson. Residential mooring. Reserved car parking. Marina facilities including wifi, laudry room, toilets, showers, refuse collection and use of postal address. She is 78ft long and 18ft beam. Has a 1.8m draft, and is just shy of 70 tonnes. Engine room accessed through corridor with a 6lx Gardner engine, around 130/140bhp, run regularly approximately every two weeks. Loads of storage space. Battery bank and charger, under counter size freezer, full size washing machine. 240v and 12v system. Steel hull. Blacked and out of water full survey in August 2019, and new anodes fitted. Two entrances; one into newly fitted out kitchen with solid oak worktops, gas oven, hob & extractor fan, 1.5 ceramic sink, full size dishwasher, under counter size fridge, table top size freezer, microwave, tumble dryer, family sized seating area. Decorated corridors with original features through to lounge complete with wood burning stove. Separate new shower room. Separate new toilet. Leads to aft cabin master bedroom en-suite with storage. Down newly bespoke stairs to for cabins. three bedrooms, large bath and toilet, communal area to sit, water tanks with gauge. Combi oil-fired boiler for hot water and central heating throughout. Combination of 100ml insulation and spray foam insulation, so very cosy. Several smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, fire blankets, fire extinguishers, life jackets, cctv system, engine driven fire pump. Seating and pot plants on front deck as well as chain room, anchor and original features. Ladder up to roof terrace, Completely covered rear deck. Beautiful original decking throughout, recently caulked outside and grouted inside. Gang plank for easy access. Well loved family home with so much life and travelling in her still, even after over 60 years. Appeared in Shakin Stevens music video 'Teardrops'. Floor plan available. Over 160 individual archives of her at the National Maritime Museum in London available to view by request. Registered on the National Historical Ships Register.