If you know more lightships or other information,
that should be added to this list, I would be grateful for each e-mail.
Apparently the former Irish lightvessel ALBATROSS is not longer in Ireland; it has been towed to the Medway, where it is for sale by Premier Houseboats Ltd.
Purchase price: £75,000
If you are interested please contact Premier Houseboats Ltd.. For more information and photos please click here.
The former Danish fyrskib no. XIII was built from oak in 1880 and was used as a residential home since 1972 in Copenhagen. The ship kept its maritime character, even when after construction over the complete deck. On the land side, the ship got portholes - the water side has beautiful panoramic windows. The name is "Ark XIII" - maybe because it looks like Noah's Ark. From this houseboat you´ll have a wonderful view over the harbour of Copenhagen.
Purchase price: 3.5 million DKK
If you are interested please contact the Danish company Home A/S. For more information and photos please click here.
“Vinga” was one
of the last and largest type of lightship built in Sweden. The vessel
was in lightship service until 1965. She was later converted into accomodation
barge for the swedish maritime administration. Today the vessel is used
as student housing for a school in Stockholm.
Type of vessel:
Accomodation barge, former lighthouse vessel.
This red beauty is a bit of history. Mr. Bill Golden and his wife Kristen own the United States Lightship (WLV612) which served as both the Nantucket Lightship and the San Francisco Lightship. The Lightship is the only fully operational Lightship in the United States. After a multi million dollar "hull out" refit has recently been finished (see Nantucketlightship.com) the Goldens are looking for a new owner for this luxury home. The lightship has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and is currently docked outside the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowe's Wharf.
Purchase price: 7,6 million US$
If you are interested, please contact Bill and Kristen Golden at http://www.nantucketlightship.com