Capricorn ceased trading in August 1997 and was purchased for conversion to a houseboat.
The vessel was shortened by 10m; the aft accommodation was upgraded along with machinery spaces, hull and deck.
A new and complete conversion of the main-hold ( ex cargo working area ) was carried out. This work was undertaken professionally ( to a very high standard ) at Acorn Shipyard in Rochester, Kent.
Subsequently, during the winter of 2006 / 2007 the original aft accommodation was completely removed and renewed.
The original "Green Book" ( Dutch Trading Book ) is still onboard l... read more