Esbjerg Shipyard 18m Converted Danish MF

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Esbjerg Shipyard 18m Converted Danish MF
€ 230,000
United Kingdom
Buckie, N.E. Scotland
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Nicely converted Danish built MFV. Converted below decks to a high standard with 2 double cabins and crew quarters. Currently coded with the MCA for commercial operation 60 miles from a safe haven she is an ideal business opportunity.

Built in Denmark for a Grimsby based British skipper ORLIK was originally built to fish in the waters around Iceland and the Faroes. Her typical Danish lines with the high bow and sweeping sheer with her massively overbuilt structure are ideally suited to operating in these hostile waters.

With her current owners since 2011 ORLIK has taken her owners to Norway, Sweden and through the Baltic sea before returning to Scotland via Germany’s Kiel canal. ORLIK was professionally re-fitted by MacDuff shipyards in 2011-12 before heading off on her Baltic adventure in May 2012.

Fitted out to be a comfortable live aboard which could operate commercially the standard of fit out below decks is of high standard. Her current owners have operated her for skippered charters, day trips and very successfully as a floating Air B&B; attracting overnight cabin rates of over £275.00 in high season.

In regular use she is offered for sale with a full inventory, coded and ready for use as a liveaboard or commercial operation.

Her specification highlights include:-
Oak on Oak construction.
Full below decks re-fit in 2012, including full re-wire.
Gardner 8LXB marine diesel engine, professionally rebuilt November 2019.
Onan 17.5Kva diesel generator, installed in 2012
Solar Panels, 6 panels at 250w each. (2012)
Duplex bilge pump systems, 24VDC and 240VAC (2012)
Bilge Alarm System (2012)
Fire detection system (2012)
Comprehensive navigation instruments including, dual radars, plotters and VHF?s
Two double cabins.
Three heads, two with full size domestic showers.
Built in, wood lined 4.5kw Sauna.
Separate crew cabin with two single bunks.

2012 refit highlights:
Refitted by MacDuff shipyards in 2012/13
Internal strip out back to bare hull.
Cabins and deckhouse completely re-built internally.
Boat fully re-wired for 24VDC and 240VAC systems
New holding tank systems installed.
Hull stripped back to bare wood.
Planking repairs completed.
Hull and superstructure re-finished.

ORLIK is a unique opportunity to acquire a vessel which already has a proven ability to generate significant income operating in different manners. The social media, website and Trip Advisor profiles are available to transfer with the boat. We have a large selection of high resolution images available upon request. Viewing is by prior arrangement.

12 Passengers.
60 Miles for a safe haven.


Hull Construction:
Oak wood keel with steel shoe.
Oak Frames, double framed bow stern
Oak Stringers
Oak planking, two new planks fitted in 2012.
Oak beamshelf
Douglas fir bulwarks, replaced with new 2012.
Hull stripped back to bare wood in 2012.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Oak deck beams.
Oak deck planking, localised sections replaced in way of trawl winches in 2012
Decks re-caulked completely with Sikaflex caulking foredeck 2015, port and starboard side decks 2020.
Decks forward coated with Le Tonkinois
Aft decks finished with non-slip grey deck paint.
Deckhouse and superstructure constructed of steel framework with plywood panels sheathed in GRP.
All glass portlights.


Engine Room:
Accessed via companionway steps at aft end of deck house.
Chequred alloy footplates to create sole.
Workshop area at aft end with work bench and vice outboard to port.
Storage locker and ships batteries aft of steps withing steerage space.
Generator outboard to starboard
Main engine locates centrally with handrail around aft end.
Footplates along both sides of engine.
Fuel and water tanks outboard of engine port and starboard.
240VAC and 24VAC main distribution panels overhead to starboard.
Two extraction fans overhead.

Engine & gearbox:
Gardner 8LXB marine diesel
180hp @ 1300RPM
8 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Twin lever chain driven morse controls

Maintenance & Performance:
Fully engine rebuild by JS Pirie LLP, Fraserburgh.
Works included full strip down of engine back to bare block. Rebuild including service exchange cylinder block, injectors and fresh water pump. All new bearings, piston rings, valves, valve guides, valve springs, rockers. Total cost in excess of £18,000, invoices available upon request.
Engine run approximately 10 hours since rebuild.
Cruising speed 7.5kts
Max Speed 9kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Gunmetal bronze shaft
3 blade bronze propeller.
Hydraulic steering system, single helm station.
Tenfjord hydraulic driven steering box.