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Great Classic houseboat – liveaboard

Look at this fantastic liveaboard Classic houseboat that has just been sold on Ebay in the UK.

It sold for only 30,000 GBP with only 1 bidder !

Someone got a real bargain unless the reserve was not met. I had to do a blog post on this boat as I was watching it thinking it would get a lot of bids. It has a mooring on the River Dart in Devon on the south of England.

Classic houseboat

This is an iroko on oak hull with iroko and marine ply superstructure and teak deck. Her engines/gearboxes could not be in better working order. The owner caught Legionnaire’s Disease seven years ago and has not maintained her as sh should have been – see photos. Could be live-aboard, holiday home/rental or with further work return to cruising / charter. It urgently needs some graving, filling, painting and anti-fouling. It will need to be taken out of the water up stream and surveyed before April if the mooring is to be maintained in Dartmouth. Not for the old, infirm, impecunious of faint-hearted. With work and expenditure she will again be one of the prettiest and loved boats on the south coast.

More info

Very reluctantly offered for sale, owing to old age and ill health, my classic 63’ Dagless President,  Classic houseboat Great Gull.  I have owned Great Gull for 35 years and it has proved a fantastic party boat and latterly my home. Originally registered as a British ship No. 336447 in the  Isle of Man. The registration has lapsed but can easily be renewed if required.

No longer partying, I have lived on board, moored on the river at Dartmouth enjoying the best views in the town for the last 20 years. Unlike most boats of a similar age and size, Great Gull has many systems that make living aboard in winter or summer a real pleasure. Classic houseboat.

Due to old age Great Gull has gone down hill over the last few years and needs a younger and enthusiastic owner to love her as I have.

Contact info

I don’t now if this superb boat is still available – It even has a mooring in Dartmouth, one of the most picturesque locations in the whole of the UK…

Anyway, here are the contact details

TEL: (+66) 0 180 3839609 or contact by email

If you wish to retain a current DHNA mooring you will be expected to show you have the understanding and funds to revamp and maintain Great Gull in sound condition, provide insurance and regular surveys.

EBAY LINK HERE for more info… but bidding has ended 

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