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Bourne 40 Luxury Houseboat

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12.19m (40'0")



Underwater profile


East Sussex


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Extra Details

Lying East Sussex
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Prop and shaft in situ, but out of use and condition unknown


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Double glazed tinted windows
Gas instant boiler
Blackout blinds
Electric storage heaters
Wood burner


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Full size double ended roll top bath
Drencher shower

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

TV tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

My first impressions of this luxury houseboat were "wow!"

Built in 1969, this was originally a Thames passenger cruiser. Today she has been beautifully renovated by her current owner of 2 years into a static home on the water, in the historic town of Rye.

Every room has been designed with all the conveniences of an apartment but offers the added beauty and tranquility of life afloat. There are panoramic views of the river Brede on both floors, through the many double glazed, tinted windows. Watch the boats go by from the large forward deck, have a bbq and, on cooler days, snuggle up in front of the wood burner and watch a movie on the cinema screen in the impressive saloon.

Down below, the bespoke, fully fitted galley offers stainless steel worktops, a full sized fridge and plenty of storage.

The bathroom hosts a roll-top bath and a drencher shower, giving the feel of 5 star accommodation. A custom built bed maximises the space in the forward cabin and the spare bedroom/day room has a removable hatch which can be opened to offer star gazing in the evenings.

This houseboat needs to be seen and viewing is highly recommended.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bourne 40 Luxury Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Jules Archer of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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