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1944 Custom 45' Admiralty Class MFV

Hartlepool, United Kingdom


This 45’ Admiralty Class MFV (#625) was originally built by J & J Lawrence & Co Ltd in Leith for the Royal Navy before being converted to a motor yacht configuration by the Malahide Shipyard near Dublin and subsequently put on the British Part 1 Register at Portsmouth in 1974. A very solid, traditionally built trawler yacht with larch carvel planked hull on sawn oak frames, oak keel with steel shoe and GRP sheathed Fir / Pine decks on oak beams and supporting knees. It has a characterful mahogany interior offering homely accommodation for up to 5 persons in 3 separate cabins. Lovingly maintained by its current owners to a very high standard with numerous very recent upgrades. 2016 survey available on request. Must be seen in Hartlepool (UK) to be fully appreciated.


Basic Boat Info

Price: £69,950 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Make: Custom
Model: 45' Admiralty Class MFV
Year: 1944
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood


Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Foden
  • Model: FD6 Mk1 6 cylinder
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1955


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Trawlers, Pilothouse, Motorsailers


Martin Lovell
Lovell Yachts Limited


Lovell Yachts Limited
Castle Emplacement St Peter Port
Guernsey, GB, GY1 1AU
Tel:+44 (0)1481 716880

  • Length overall: 49'9" (15.16 M)
  • Beam: 15'3" (4.65 M)
  • Draft: 6'1" (1.85 M)
  • Displacement: 26 Tons
  • Diesel (2 tanks): 495 Gal (2250 Lt)
  • Fresh water (2 tanks): 100 Gal (454 Lt)
Mechanical and electrical
  • 120 hp Foden FD6 Mk1 6 cylinder diesel engine driving fixed 3 blade manganese bronze propeller via 3:1 reduction gearbox (1955 - overhauled in 2004/5) gives 7 knots maximum speed
  • Full engine instrumentation and single lever control
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Cable wheel steering with emergency tiller
  • 12 / 24 volt DC electrical systems (13 new batteries in 4 banks) with new engine alternator, voltage sensitive relay module and full circuit breaker protection
  • 240 volt AC shore supply with internal ring main including sockets in engine compartment
  • Victron 24 volt (30 Amp) and new 12 volt (40 Amp) battery chargers
  • New Sterling Power battery to battery 4 step digital charger
  • 5 kva Onan generator in sound proof box
  • Heart interface inverter
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room lights
  • Lofrans Titan electric anchor windlass with chain counter and cover
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system (new calorifier / immersion) with tank gauge and deck bathing shower
  • Sea water deck wash
  • Holding tank with overboard / deck discharge
  • Automatic electric bilge pumps (2)
  • Bilge high water alarms (2)
  • Eberspacher diesel powered cabin heating
  • 240 volt electric radiators in all cabins
  • Windscreen wiper
  • Horn
  • Status TV antenna
  • Sea-Fire automatic fire extinguishing system in engine room with pilothouse alarm (in service)
Spars and sails
  • Douglas Fir single spreader mast and mizzenmast with booms mounted on tabernacles (stripped and revarnished in 2015)
  • S/s standing rigging
  • Tan terylene sail wardrobe includes mainsail, mizzensail and jib with hanks
  • Boom / sail covers (2)
Navigation equipment
  • Furuno radar with scanner mounted on mizzenmast bracket
  • Garmin 2010 colour chartplotter  
  • 2 x Icom IC-M411 DSC VHF radio linked to Garmin GPSMap215 chartplotter
  • Pinta Automatic Helmsman autopilot
  • Nasa Navtex Pro-Plus
  • Raytheon L470 fishfinder / depthsounder
  • Silva Star wind speed and direction
  • Clock and inclinometer (pilothouse)
  • R Cooke & Son inclinometer (lower saloon)
  • Clock and barometer (engine room)
  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Navigation lights including chart table, steaming, deck flood and masthead anchor lights
  • Remote controlled searchlights (2)
  • Solid mahogany interior with 5 berths in 3 cabins excluding lower saloon and pilothouse (8' maximum headroom)
  • Forward cabin with 2 “V” berths and emergency foredeck hatch
  • Heads compartment to starboard with new Jabsco electric flushing marine toilet, wash hand basin and hip bath / shower with sump pump 
  • Good sized galley opposite with 2 x s/s sinks, new LEC fridge, built in freezer, Frigidaire 4 burner gas cooker / grill / oven and new Panasonic microwave oven
  • Comfortable lower saloon with “U” shaped dinette arrangement to port (occasional single berth) and 2 seater settee opposite
  • Large overhead butterfly skylight provides plenty of ventilation and natural light
  • Starboard aft cabin with double berth
  • Single berth cabin (currently being used as a study) opposite
  • New companionway steps up to fully enclosed marine plywood pilothouse with hardwood frame and excellent all round visibility
  • Helm and navigation station / chart table forward
  • Aft full width “U” shaped seating area with table (occasional single berth)
  • Forward opening windscreen hatch and sliding side windows provide adequate ventilation
  • Sliding doors either side to wide walkaround decks with raised bulwarks
  • Access to spacious engine room via hatch and steps down from aft deck
  • Step on mizzenmast provides easy access to pilothouse roof
  • Excellent stowage throughout vessel including numerous lockers / hanging wardrobes, separate gas locker on deck and large lazarette aft of engine compartment
  • Zodiac inflatable tender with 2.5 hp Honda outboard motor
  • Zodiac 6 man coastal canister life raft with cover
  • Coastal flare pack
  • Lifebelt with light
  • 5 x manual fire extinguishers (in service)
  • Fire blanket
  • Union anchor with chain (30 M)
  • Warps and fenders
  • Detachable hull mounted boarding steps
  • Portable folding boarding / bathing ladders (2)
  • Rope boarding ladder
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Skylight / hatch covers
  • Ensign staff
  • Fishing rod holders (2)
  • Boat hooks (2)

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

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