Metana – 41-foot ex Naval liveaboard – UK

Metana is a beautiful 41-foot Naval Pinnace, built in 1938 and decommissioned in 1945.

This type of boat has a long heritage: Originally developed in the 1600’s, pinnaces were used for light naval duties until the mid-twentieth century. The name developed from the old Spanish word for pine tree.

This is a project boat in need of some sympathetic repair work and refitting. She has an elegant outline, with the potential to make a comfortable houseboat or pleasure boat.

She has had some sympathetic repair work done, but needs more. I’ll be sad to part with her, but have concluded that I don’t have the skills to give her the makeover she deserves (especially as I have a new job in London which makes it hard to get up to Gloucester and work on her).

Living quarters:

Small forward cabin with toilet and shower in small corner compartments

Enclosed wheelhouse: this is a bright, pleasant space, perfect for airy dinners in the spring and summer

Spacious aft cabin with kitchen and bed.

Hull: Wood sheathed with GRP (fibreglass). Mahogany and oak replacement frames, with larch deck beams and pine stringers.

Iron ballast keel

Deck and superstructure: wood, mostly coated in GRP (fibreglass).

Radiator heating system and electricity (AC 220/240 volt shore power and DC electric) system installed and working.

She is currently moored in Sharpness (about 30 minutes’ drive from Bristol and Gloucester).

Please message me by phone to arrange a viewing,

Survey February 2017 (please message me if you’d like to see it).

She has undergone some repair work in March 2018:

New engine water impeller fitted

Repacking of stern gland

Hull scraped down and additional GRP coating

Fuel tanks flushed, cleaned and polished

Dried out with dehumidifier

If you’d like to know more, please call or message me and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Tel 07530041742

Tel: 07807634528

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