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ST 2028 – “STEADFAST”
Classic 1950’s steel Harbour Tug
Live Aboard Cruising Houseboat
PRICE REDUCED TO SELL - SENSIBLE OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED
Viewing welcome and recomended, by appointment
National Historic Vessel Register Number 2501
Full survey report available – 5 berth – Newly installed interior fit out – New 24v/240v Electrical Systems throughout – New Gas Installation – 200HP Diesel Inboard- Hull thickness survey just completed (March '13) - newly anti fouled - new anodes fitted
Call: 02392 553784
Steadfast was built 1951 in Port Deposit, USA for the US Army Dept of Transportation, built to a very high specification using the best available steel plating and then cold galvanised. She is one of 60 built by 4 separate manufacturers and was designated ST 2028 (ST = Small Tug).
She was then shipped to the UK in 1956 where she was based at the US Army maintenance base at RAF Hythe, Southampton. Sold out of service in 1989 and ended up on the River Medway in Kent as a houseboat.
She was then motored back to Southampton under her own power in 2009 and subsequently refitted as a fully operational and seaworthy cruising houseboat by the present owner in 2010/11.
Entry to Steadfast is via one of two doors in the Wheelhouse which has commanding 360 degree panoramic views. The Wheelhouse has a sofa for relaxing.
A stairway leads down into the saloon where there is an office area, solid fuel fire and two sofa’s, one of which opens out into a double bed.
Leading forward of the Saloon is the forward cabin comprising of a large and comfortable double berth with plenty of storage underneath and a wardrobe area.
Forward of the cabin is the Head which doubles as a wet room/shower room.
Going aft of the Saloon is the Galley which houses the boxed in engine under the central work surfaces. There is a large sink, fridge/freezer and Nelson two-ring gas cooker with oven and grill. Also in the galley there is a sofa which doubles up as a single berth.
The large cupboard on the forward bulkhead houses the new Bosch gas boiler for the hot water, engine coolant header tank, engine fuel filter, 240v fuse board, emergency hand bilge pump, fresh water pump in and grey water sink pump out.
Aft of the Galley and accessed from the outside is the
Lazzerette which houses the 50 gallon fresh water tank, 24v battery banks (two for engine starting and two service batteries), steering gear and a large amount of general storage space.
There are plenty of logbooks and original plans/drawings which come with the vessel.
Potential to stay on existing mooring by arrangement with the yard owner - details on request.
2x life Buoys with 30 metres orange buoyant line
3x fire extinguishers
First Aid Kit
• 45feet LOA
• 14feet beam
• 6feet water draught
• 30 tonnes AUW
• Fully welded Steel Hull Cold Galvanised
• Built 1951
• 200hp Rolls Royce 6cyl diesel (keel cooled)
• 2000L fuel capacity (approx 930 nm range)
• 9knots max speed (6-7knots cruising)
• 50 gallon fresh water tank
Insurence Survey April 2012
Hull thickness survey March 2013
|Vessel type:||Harbour Tug|
|Hull Identification Number:||ST2028|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Rolls Royce 6CN|
|Engine power:||200 HP|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||45'|
|Displacement:||30 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||2000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||50 Gallons|
|Advert ID: 255604 (Private)
||Posted: 2013-05-18 08:49:18 BST|