Hi millerman and varnagirl
I am curious to see if it sells and what price they get.
Its 50 feet by 16 feet and so big, its a lot of steel. The cost of maintaining it would be expensive.
Re-plating a narrow boat cost enough, god knows how much the replica tug would cost when the time comes, also the steel stated seemed very thin compared to other boats I have seen.
Also the fact that it is Russian registered would put me off as such it "May stay in EU-waters for 18 month"
That did make me wonder what happens about British boats after Brexit LOL
Also I was suprised to read "easily handled by one or two"
and " Boating her do not require special knowledge or diploma - usual common sense and accuracy is enough."
given that the tug had " since 2012 eva crossed two seas and over 5500km by European rivers, and able to operate in waves up to 2 meters."
As it originally sailed from Russia that's a lot of sea crossed, I am really suprised that a tug can be at sea by skipped by someone who has no experience or training just "common sense"
The video of the tugs transportation and setting in the water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4atO13G ... e=youtu.be
went much smother than this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMojgyUruGM
were the 30 second video is called "Mad Vehicle Launching"
The tug newly built originally cost "Saint - Petersburg | This houseboat is sold for 6.5 million rubles" presumably the sale was around 2012
At today's exchange rate that would be £87,592.34 Given depreciation rates of new builds I am interested to see what it sells for.
For £75k you could own this converted original tug.https://www.premierhouseboats.co.uk/rana
Year constructed: 1953 Length over all: 90'
Beam: 28' Not a far comparison due to age and size. So much bigger and more appealingly done up but old. The Russian tug was built 2010 or 12.
Oh gawd wish I hadn't started this as I have found two boats that really like [neither tugs] but each would be a money. But am lusting lol