Mark Cameron Yachts

MFV 57' Converted


Self sufficient converted MFV live aboard.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMFV 57' Converted
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionHeavy duty wood construction, larch on oak frames.
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineCaterpilliar 3406B 250hp @ 1400RPM Straight 6 cylinder, 4-stroke, turbo charged. Keel cooled.
Fuel Capacity3000l


Drinking Water Capacity1000l


Built as a working vessel UNITY finished her commercial activities serving as the mail boat for a Scottish Island community after a period of towing targets for the Royal Navy. Extensively re-fitted at the end of her commercial fishing days she has been lightly converted in the current ownership to created a comfortable, self-sufficient liveaboard.
Offered for sale with a complete inventory of which highlights include:

Alloy welded construction deck/wheelhouse

Caterpilliar 3406B marine diesel engine, 250hp @ 1400RPM
Bronze keel coolers
Caterpillar 4.50:1 reduction marine reversing gearbox
High thrust 4 blade bronze propeller, spare item aboard
Dual engine driven alternators
On board hydraulics, duplex systems
BetaGen 7 marine generator (2019)
Solar panels
Wind generator
Water maker
Reflecks diesel heaters in forward and aft accommodation spaces.
Wallas 800D diesel fired galley range cooker with heater hood. (2022)
Eberspacher blown aire heating system.
Electric flushing marine toilets
Deck crane
Onboard compressor
Onboard pressure washer.

Ideally suited to use as an expedition vessel for either private or commercial operations UNITY is a unique opportunity to acquire a sympathetically converted MFV already in use as a self-sufficient liveaboard vessel. Just launched after being slipped for her 2022 annual maintenance UNITY is back on her mooring and available for viewing. Over 200 additional photographs available upon request.


Hull Construction:

Traditional MFV construction
Oak wood keel
Steel shoe on keel, extending up stem post forward
Oak frames
Oak stringers
Steel strap floors
Oak stringers
Bulwarks replanked with Siberian Larch in 2017
Paint steel capping rail on bulwarks.
Hull painted black with white boot top.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Oak deck beams
2” quarter sawn larch deck planking
Pitch laid seams
Deck finished in non-slip green deck paint.
Alloy welded deck house and wheel house structure
Toughened glass windows
Steel rudder.
Skeg supported


Engine & gearbox:

Caterpilliar 3406B
250hp @ 1400RPM
Straight 6 cylinder, 4-stroke, turbo charged.
Deep, high capacity sump
Keel cooled
Single lever morse control
Caterpillar MG-509, 4.50:1 reduction ratio hydraulic gearbox
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine fully stripped and rebuilt circa 2000 at the cost of £35,000+
Cooling system fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt (2015)
Serviced with Genuinue Caterpillar parts.
Oil changed at every 250hrs or 2 years.
Cruising speed 7.5kts
Max speed 8kts
Approximate range of 1,200nm
Propulsion & Steering:
Mild steel lay shaft.
Stainless steel prop shaft connecting to lay shaft.
Twin plumber blocks.
Standard packing gland with greaser
4 blade bronze prop (high thrust)
Spare 4 blade bronze prop
Hydraulic steering system, double acting ram.
Fuel Filtration:
Duplex Racor primary filters.
Single secondary filter.
Hydraulic System:
Fitted with high and low capacity engine driven pumps, only low capacity pump currently operating.
Hydraulic systems to operate trawl winches for anchors and hydraulic capstan aft
Raymarine X10 SmartPilot Computer
Hydraulic drive system
Raymarine ST6002


Voltage systems:

24VDC onboard power system
240VAC shore power system with onboard generation
Shore Power:
Single 16amp shorepower connection
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Hardwired RCD protected system
Battery Banks:
Domestic Batteries – 4x 6VDC, 340AH, lead acid. (2015)
Engine Batteries – 2x 12VDC, 155AH, lead acid, Yuasa 1000 super heavy duty (2020)
Alternator 1 – 80ah engine driven, charging both banks through splitter
Alternator 2 – 150ah engine driven, charging both banks through splitter.
Beta 7 Marine genset. (2019)
4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled engine.
Operating at 1500rpm
6.7kVA max output
6.1kVA continuous output
494.9 hours at August 2020
Remote control panel in wheelhouse
Battery Charger:
Victron 240VAC – 24VDC charger.
24VDC, 50amp output.
Solar Panels:
3 panels mounted on wheehouse roof
Charge regulator
Wind Generator:
Rutland 914 wind generator
Wheelhouse roof mounted.
Marlec HRDi Electronic brake / charge regulation
Victorn Energy
24VDC – 240VAC
240VAC, 750W output.
Battery Monitor:
Analougue voltmeter
Battery status monitoring via Marlec HRDi unit
Other Electrical:
24VDC – 12VDC voltage droppers for powering charging sockets and instruments.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water systems
24VDC circulation pump.
Faucets in galley, forward heads and aft heads
Shower in forward heads
Grey Water:
Head wash hand basin sinks drain to bilge.
Galley sink drain overboard.
Water Maker:
Echo Tec 690-AML-2 desalination plant
Power by generator.
30GPH output
Deck Wash:
Engine driven system
Outlet on port side of wheelhouse.
Bilge Pumps:
1x engine driven pump
3x electric pumps with manual and auto switching
2x manual bilge pumps, forward and aft.
1x manual, mobile emergency pump
Gas system:
2x 13kg propane
Sealed self draining locker.
Cooker only



3 mild steel tanks in total
2 tanks port, 1 tank starboard
Combined total capacity of approximately 3000ltr
Fresh Water:
Single mild steel tank
Cement washed internally
1000ltr capacity approximately
Single 90ltr capacity domestic tank.
240VAC immersion heater
Tank Monitoring:
Sight glasses on fuel tanks.



Log – Raymarine ST60
Wind – Raymarine ST60
Plotter – Standard Horizon CP300i with external antenna
Fishfinder – Furuno FCV-281, full colour display
Radar – Furuno radar with mast mounted 4kw open array.
GPS – Furuno GP30 Navigator
Electronic Compass – Raymarine ST40
Magnetic Compass – Mounted overhead in wheel house
Communications Equipment:
VHF – Icom IC-M80 VHF
VHF – Sailor RT2048
SSB – Furuno FS-1550
Navtex - Furuno NX-300
4G onboard WIFI system with router and external antenna.
Fog Horn – 24VDC with auto controller and set sound signals.
Onboard CCTV – Display in wheelhouse with engine room and aft facing camera



Wallas 800D diesel fired galley range cooker with heater hood (2022)
240VAC microwave
Single stainless steel sink
H&C water faucet
2x Dometic Orbit 7160 Electric flush marine toilets (salt water flushing)
Candy Aquamatic 3.5kg washing machine
White Knight tumble drier
Heating & Ventilation:
Reflex diesel fired convection heater in forward accommodation
Reflex diesel fired wet heating with 24VDC pumped circulation, heating towel rail in forward heads and two radiators. Heater fitted with independent 40ltr tank
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system with outlets in forward cabin, wheelhouse and saloon. Thermostatic cabin controller in wheelhouse.
Isotherm front loading under worktop fridge in galley, 24VDC
Isotherm front loading freezer in aft hold, 24VDC
Overhead lighting throughout accommodation
Mixture of LED and fluorescent tube lights
Reading lights in bunks
Sony LCD/DVD player combo television in forward accommodation
Sony LCD/DVD television in wheelhouse
2x Freeview digital TV boxes
Intellan auto tracker Satellite receiver mounted on wheelhouse roof.


Summary of Accommodation:

5 Berths in the forward hold are with a comfortable saloon area.
Galley and saloon in aft section of deck house.
Single berth aft with separate heads.
Forward hold area could easily be converted
Accommodation Finish:
Traditional style joinery work throughout.
Fitted carpets in forward accommodation.
Hull lined with pine planking foward, ventilation holes throughout.
Wheelhouse lined in plywood panels finished in a dove grey paint.
Varnished pine sole to wheelhouse and saloon.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Forward Hold:
Accessed from deck forward of wheel house via original hold hatch
Stainless steel ‘whale back’ type shelter over hatch.
Timber companionway steps leading down
Large open plan living space.
Bench settees port and starboard.
Starboard settee converting to large single bunk.
Storage lockers beneath settee units
Small folding table between settees
TV mounted overhead outboard to port.
Large hanging locker with boot storage beneath aft to port.
Small office/writing desk aft to starboard with Reflecks heater.
Full size double bunk to port outboard of companionway steps with storage beneath
Compact double to starboard of companionway, storage beneath bunk.
Tiered shelfs with fiddles aft of steps.
Bookshelf running the length of the compartment outboard.
Forward Heads:
Located at aft end of forward hold accommodation.
Inboard facing heads located at forward end outboard.
Wash hand basin aft
Shower head inboard with shower stall draining to bilge.
Wheel House:
Located at forward end of deck house, elevated above saloon level.
Centrally located KAB helm seat (2017)
Small bench seat to port
Helm station located centrally with instrument array spanning width of wheel house below windscreen.
Occupying aft end of deckhouse.
Doors onto deck aft and to starboard.
L-shaped bench settee to starboard side with fixed saloon table.
L-shaped galley to port forward.
Gas cooker mounted centrally forward with pan gimbals
Storage lockers beneath worktop.
Aft Hold Space:
Fitted out as workshop/laundry.
Wash hand basin at forward end of space centrally.
Heads located outboard to starboard.
Workbench to port with tool storage outboard and beneath bench.
Reflecks wet heater mounted centrally aft.
Washing machine and dryer mounted outboard to starboard
Single sea berth to to starboard forward
Storage are extending aft to steering gear.
Access to steering gear via opening deck hatch.



Overhead A-frame gantry on foredeck.
Central derrick with 24VDC Superwinch hoist.
Manual recovery gantry on starboard side.
Hydarulic crane with electric power winch to port
Spencer Carter hydraulic capstan aft.
Panama style fairleads forward
Deck cleats mounted on foredeck port and starboard
Powered fairleads mounted centrally forward (not operational)
Gunwale mounted cleats on aft quarters and forward to starboard
2x Hydraulic trawl winches, port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, chain and warping drums.
360 degree search light mounted on top of gantry, electic control in wheelhouse
360 degree manually controlled search light on wheelhouse roof
Deck flood lights on gantry and wheelhouse roof.
Alloy communication antenna mast on aft end of wheelhouse roof.
Canvas Work:
Wheel house ‘tent’ enclosure aft end of wheel house.
Anchoring & Mooring:
2x CQR plough anchors
1x 25KG Bruce anchor
1x Fisherman anchor
2x Chain rodes, on trawl drums
Large quantity of 3 strand mooring line.
Selection mooring warps
Selection of fenders
Extensive selection of main engine spares
Selection of generator spares
240VAC pressure washer
240VAC compressor
Extensive selection of tools

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Full set of Nav lights suitable for commercial operations.
Life saving:
Liferaft – 4 person, cannister. 2017, due service
Gas alarm system

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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