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Found alternative accommodation in Varna LOL

Postby Malarkey » Fri May 19, 2017 5:02 pm

I stumbled across this and I thought I would post it as curiosity value.

https://www.apolloduck.com/feature.phtml?id=320440
6 days, 15 hours, 24 minutes, 33 seconds until the auction opens.

It looks ugly but is big and could be made to look much better particularly the interior and it has a wooden sauna. https://www.apolloduck.com/image.phtml? ... age=332121.

http://www.boateva.ru./video.html Transportation Houseboat Video. It really is a beast out of water.

Russian not EU registered so limited to 18 months permitted stay .

I wonder as to how much it will go for?

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Re: Found alternative accommodation in Varna LOL

Postby millerman » Sat May 20, 2017 5:08 am

Cracking boat,if we hadn't aquired so many pouches whilst being here,that's the type of thing we would have liked to live on,where ever it may have been

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Postby varnagirl » Sun May 21, 2017 9:31 am

be interesting to see just what it does go for...

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Re: Found alternative accommodation in Varna LOL

Postby Malarkey » Sun May 21, 2017 12:02 pm

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

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Postby varnagirl » Sun May 21, 2017 1:40 pm

Oh , I do like the Rana..lovely rooms and space....

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Postby johnjay » Sun May 21, 2017 3:06 pm

Yep I agree it looks good but it was made in 1953 and probably; given the price, is a rust bucket.
At 90 feet by 28 feet it is massive and would cost a bomb, if as I suspect it is all fur coat and no knickers.


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