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Wrecked or Abandoned Vessels

Owners and/or masters of wrecked or abandoned vessels are fully liable for the costs of ensuring safety of navigation for others, removal and disposal of the vessel. Abandoned vessels of some value will be auctioned to cover costs in line with the Harbour’s powers under section 252 of the Merchant Shipping Act and section 56 of the Harbour, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847.


Impounded / Abandoned vessels currently available for sale:

Bonnie Lass – posted 02/02/2022

Bonnie Lass is a 9.3m Yorkshire Coble complete with hydraulic hauling gear.

She has an 80L metal remote fuel tank, 3 blade prop mounted in protective tunnel with ready access while afloat via bailey hatch. The engine runs, gearbox engages ahead and astern with prop turning accordingly. The throttle and gear selector sited at the stern with tiller steering – no controls in the fwd wheelhouse.

2 Cyl air cooled Lister – Diesel

Hydraulic hauling equipment

Electric start with 12V battery, alternator charging, Garmin GPSmap 168 and Cobra VHF, LED lighting on wheelhouse roof.

Viewable from Town Quay in Littlehampton, Interior and onboard viewings by appointment.

Please send sealed bid either by post or email to the harbour office.

Harbour Office
Pier Road
BN17 5LR