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We are open to offers.
Tyrley was made in 2001 by Phil Jones from 10.6 steel. One of only a handful he built, she is an exacting replica of the 1935 Northwich Tug Sculptor. Measurements were taken from Lacerta and the accuracy extends below the waterline with a double curved swim, Tyrley can reverse beautifully.
Recently out of the water, Tyrley has an excellent survey and re-blacked in International two-pack epoxy, she has never had any bitumen on her. Topsides recently re-painted.
Tyrley has a two cylinder 18hp National 2DM engine, parsons gearbox & reversing box; powerful, musical and a delight to drive with a proper speedwheel and klaxon. Decorated by Chris Ramsey with roses and castles, the engine-room and boatman’s cabin have been faithfully transcribed from traditional working boats, with a few exceptions: electric light, sprayfoam, electric start (phew!) and a wider than usual bed-hole allowing for a standard double. Epping range and gimballed oil lamp complete the atmosphere, though if you’ve driven all day, the engine provides ample warmth as it cools.
The kitchen has a diesel fired Dickinson range cooker that heats the space and provides hot water, as does the engine via a twin coil calorifier. When the Dickinson is off, a gas bottle can be connected for summer cooking and an immersion heater provides hot water via shore power or generator. 250W of solar feeds a 330Ah battery bank, there is a 2000W inverter charger concealed within the roses and castles. 600 litre diesel tank (we made the mistake of filling it once) hand pumped into a day tank & 600 litres stainless steel water tank. The bathroom has a hip bath & Thetford swivel toilet with electric flush & spare cassettes. Bronze portholes throughout with solid oak doveboxes and double glazed front window by Gary Hill.
The Boatman’s cabin also has a side bed with Victorian “morality door” separating it from the main bed, this sleeps a child. There is space below the tug deck for a double bed and the central seating area doubles as a banqueting space(!) and guest sleeping platform. We once seated 12 people for dinner. There are a number of innovative storage crevices beneath and beside the seating area, as well as a hi-fi point with old fashioned media shelves above and wires for your speakers. The inverter is pure sine wave and can happily run amplifier and turntable with no loss of quality. The front half of the tug deck contains an external locker large enough for all your worldly possessions plus winter wood supplies.
Tyrley was our dream and we are very reluctant to sell due to the arrival of twins. We can confirm that she happily accommodates a family of 3 but it was a little tight for 5.
|Engine model:||National 2DM|
|Length over all:||70'|