Houseboat Houseboat Tug conversion for sale

Rochester, United Kingdom

£70,000 GBP

Houseboat Houseboat Tug conversion  - Houseboat Former Port Tug Kent UK
General information
Houseboat Houseboat Tug conversion
Used power boat for sale
£70,000 GBP
Name of boat
The Marsden
Length overall
28.65 metres
7.62 metres
1.52 metres
Rochester, United Kingdom

About this Houseboat Houseboat Tug conversion


It has come to light that this vessel requires some work to the hull, we invite viewings from those that can take to a dry dock for works. 

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.

please paste link for a full virtual tour 360° of this ship


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 

Additional Information 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. 


  • Heating - oil fired
  • Microwave oven
  • Marine head
  • Hot water
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Washing machine
  • Shore power inlet
  • Electric bilge pump

Contact Information

This ship is a private dwelling and viewings are by appointment only with the broker.

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. Some websites that link to us may not drag the full information across please feel free to click the link and ask for the full inventory. - Head office 01473 780286 - Ask about our Fixed Price Brokerage scheme.

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The Company 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. Some boat on this site may not show the full details, please contact us for the full specification

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Broker/Dealer Information

Precious Marine Ltd

Mr Ian Brockwell
Woolverstone Marina
Woolverstone, Ipswich
United Kingdom
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