One Off Build Crockford 40

Original Tenby Passenger Ferry
£3,500.00 (Approx €3,990.81)
  • Boat REF#  ·  317632
  • Length  ·  12.00m
  • Year  ·  unknown year
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, Lister Diesel (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Crockford Brothers
Builder Crockford Brothers
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Lister Diesel (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


Length 12.00m
Beam 3.50m
Draft Min 1.10m
Draft Max 1.10m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Cabin(s) 1


Nav Equipment

Chart plotter

Safety Equipment

Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Built and commissioned in the 1960's to serve as a foot passenger ferry from Tenby Town to Caldey Island. Two Brothers proved the perfect boat for the job, ferrying many hundreds of thousands of passengers safely back and forth, until retiring from the role in 2010.

Subsequently bought by Dale Sailing, she has continued to work as a commercially indorsed vessel, providing day trips to Skomer, Grassholm and Skolkhom islands. Previously coded to carry 42 passengers but comfortable with closer to 35.

Lifted out in 2022 to undergo an engine upgrade, the decision was made, instead to buy a newer vessel. However, prior to this decision, the engine was disconnected in preparation for removal. The engine is still in place but remains disconnected.

As the asking price suggests there is some work to do prior to recommissioning, although there is still plenty of life left in this characterful, hardworking boat.

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

This One Off Build Crockford 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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