Osborne 50

Project !!
  • Boat REF#  ·  277111
  • Length  ·  15.20m
  • Year  ·  1960
  • Construction  ·  Wood Laminate
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 170hp, GM (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Merseyside
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Osborne
Builder William Osborne
Lying Merseyside
Fuel capacity 3,636.0 ltr (799.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,818.0 ltr (400.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 12/08/2008


Engine 2 x diesel 170hp
Engine make and model GM (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

Vessel is rigged for shore power both for battery charging and onboard services


Length 15.20m
LWL 14.90m
Beam 3.40m
Displacement 35,000kg (77,175.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

No original construction details are available but she is heavy framed double diagonal mahogany. Teak Decks and varnished brightwork with many original fittings lending a lovely air of authenticity to this classic motor cruiser.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Tonneau cover
Instrument Covers

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Plough and Admiralty)
20.00m of chain
40.00m of rode
Traditional teak decks and original fittings. Good locker space aft, one dedicted to gas storage. Full width sun awning for aft deck. New s/steel boarding ladder aboard but not yet fitted. Wide side decks and an acre or two of foredeck. All very clean and uncluttered.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

The navigation gear has recently been updated with approx £4000.00 worth of equipment including a Garmin GPS Map4010 and radar. Many of the original instruments are retained and still functioning. All the instrumentation is sensibly sited at the helm station with the chart table behind.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Although we are selling her as a project and she needs plenty of work doing; this Osborne 50 has extremely stylish lines oozing with character. She has masses of space with a light airy feel to her. The engine room is large with good access and house the 170 hp diesel engines and a bit of a workshop area. She has an Eberspacher blown warm air heating system providing heat in all areas. The galley is fully equipped with a full size cooker, Fridge, sink unit and storage space. The are two further cabins fwd and a heads and shower in the forepeak although the toilet bowl is presently in the wardrobe in the aft cabin for some reason. The large cockpit is well equipped offering an additional seating/social area.

The hull is soft in places and will need a lot of remedial work.

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

This Osborne 50 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.

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Irish Sea

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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