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Converted Barge For Sale£95,000.

This converted barge for sale is a former Dutch tug which was purchased in 2000 and took a year to convert to its present form, being a floating restaurant. Our Vendor has been in occupation of this property since 2001 and is now looking to relocate to be closer to family, which is the reason for sale. The restaurant is currently not trading but everything is there ready to go. Alternatively MV Ella could very easilly be converted to a live aboard and would make a stunning home on the water.

There are two walkways into the boat, as the Marina is tidal, it can rise and fall up to 2M, which means that one, or the other walkways is closed depending upon tide. The LOWER DECK has 40 covers and a bar to one corner with cellarage to the stern, just close to the bar servery. The Wheelhouse is used as an attraction at the bow, with clogs and the ships cat close to the Captain’s Wheel. In the middle of the boat is a fully equipped CATERING KITCHEN, which has a very good range of professional stainless steel catering equipment. Stairs lead up to a WASH/PREP AREA. The UPPER DECK, accessed via a stairwell, has another bar servery in the middle of the room with coffee area and can accommodate around 20 diners, giving a total of 60 covers. A doorway gives access out at the stern to an outside-decked area having a BARBEQUE AREA and facilities for 12 further diners. Just off the catering kitchen, steps lead down to a lower level, which comprises the OFFICE for the manager and two STOREROOMS.

The business was trading at £1,500-£2,000 per week from limited openings with increased trade achieved whilst the business was run under franchise. This is a prime opportunity with great scope for an imaginative operator to further develop this unique outlet and to capitalise on the wonderful location the property occupies, right in the heart of the Marina. The business also benefits from low business rates of approximately £2,700 for the coming year (2010). We suggest that interested parties visit www.myspace.com/thelittleboatgig which shows people enjoying their experience onboard. The berthing fee is payable to Hartlepool Marina in the sum of £3,500 per year. Prospective purchasers are advised that they must verify any figures for themselves. The premises are licensed until 12.30am. Alternatively the barge could quite easilly be transformed into a totally unique and beautifull home for someone to enjoy.

Propane gas is used for cooking and holding tank is used for drainage and sewerage. Mains electric and mains water are supplied to the boat. A comprehensive alarm is fitted.

Freehold. REDUCED from £130,000 to £95,000.  The property to include the Inventory of trade furnishings, equipment & effects.. Stock and glassware will be valued and paid for on the day of changeover.

Contact David HERE for more information and a viewing, quoting reference 2090

website reference 2090

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