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57ft. PILOT VESSEL, spacious, cruising liveaboard vessel in idyllic Algarve location – Lying: PORTUGAL

A 57ft. TRADITIONAL TRAWLER YACHT originally designed by Trinity House and built by in 1970 by Porthleven Shipyard Ltd. of Helston, Cornwall.

Successful liveaboard situated in a peaceful cove on the Algarve with private beach.

Boat Details

Overall Length: 57ft (16.24m)
Waterline: 50ft. (15m)
Beam: 18ft (5.27m)
Draught: 7ft. (2.20m)
Displacement: 43 Tons
Engine: 240hp Gardner 8L3B
Berths: 10
Sail: n/a
Designer: Admiralty
Builder: Porthleven Shipyard
Year Built: 1968
Location: Portugal


A substantial trawler yacht-style vessel, well looked after and equipped. She could be coded under the MCA MGN 280 as a commercial vessel carrying 2 crew and 12 passengers. With minor alterations to the accommodation and subject to a coding survey, she could be coded to Category O unrestricted service

GRASSHOLM is an ex. Trinity House pilot boat built in 1970 by Porthleven Shipyard to MCA Class V111A of Teak on Oak framing with a Gardener 8L3B, 8 cylinder 247hp diesel engine (about 12 knots) with 7 berths in 4 cabins.

The vessel was laid out from forward to aft as follows:-   2 twin-berth cabins plus 2 berth cabin forward. Upper saloon with wheelhouse, galley and a dinette which converts to a double  berth with twin-berth cabin aft

Length  Overall: 57 ft
Beam: 18 ft
Draught: 7 ft
Displacement 50 metric tonnes

Official Number  336673. Part One registered.

Carvel teak planking 2 ins thick with flat planks in way of wooden bilge keels. Substantial Oak framing at 12 ins centres. We were advised that the planking was screwed using Brass screws with teak plugs. Teak laid deck and aluminium superstructure.

Cast iron ballast keel with steel banding.

Heads outlet/inlet, Engine raw water outlet/inlet. 3 x bilge pump outlets and fire pump suction.

Manual Anchor winch working

Watertight doors to the engine room and deck with watertight bulkheads forward and aft.

Dinette to port with galley forward to port with gas cooker – four hobs, grill and oven plus a fridge with built-in freezer compartment. Doors to the weather deck.

Chart table by the helm and radar with good visibility and helm seat.

2 x fore cabins with twin berths.
Master Cabin
Shower and Toilet Compartment
Engine Room

The windows are toughened glass all in good order.

The vessel is fitted with a manual steering gear with the emergency tiller…

The rudder is post hung. Four-bladed propeller. Stern gland stainless steel.

CQR 40 kilo Anchor with 100m 12mm crossbar link chain. 50 kilo Fishermans Type Anchor.
Bruce 15 kilo with 8 mm chain 20 metres long length not checked. Kedge anchor with rope.

The vessel has two stainless steel fuel tank of about 300 gallons volume.

Plastimo Compass. Furuno radar. NASA wind and direction. Two depth sounders  Garmin and echo pilot, Lowrance chart plotter, VHF DSC all working. Blipper radar reflector.
Mechanical self-steering to wheel and wind vane self-steering.

Galvanised water tanks 3,000 litres.

3 x 160.ah. batteries
c. Master Switch
The vessel is fitted with a switch of the selector/disconnector type as close to the battery box as practical, on the positive line, easily accessible and with the position clearly marked.
d. Navigation Lights.
All working.
e. Internal Lighting and Power Sockets.
12 v system. 240 v system.
Zinc Anodes.

The vessel is fitted with 1 hand-operated and one electric bilge pumps.
Fire Extinguishers.
2 x 0.7 kg dry powder 6a 34 b c. Fire blanket.
Life-Saving Appliances.
Horseshoe lifebuoy. Flares.


A substantial Admiralty commissioned Pilot Vessel built for Trinity House. Successfully converted to a robust, sea-worthy trawler yacht offering good accommodation with the benefit of 247hp Gardner Diesel Engine. Spring 2019 haul-out and re-paint scheduled.