Sir Paul McCartney puts up his Rye boat Barnaby Rudge for sale

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SIR Paul McCartney is set to sell the Rye boat he bought with wife Linda and donate the proceeds to charity.

The 52 ft Barnaby Rudge is a converted naval launch and is advertised for £60,000 anonymously but with “an interesting history”.

A spokesman for the former Beatle said proceeds from the sale would be donated to Oxfam.

The wooden hulled vessel was offered by international boat sales company Ancasta

She has a forward cabin with four single berths, a galley and an aft cabin with a large double bunk.

All woodwork in polished mahogany and the vessel has teak floors with large opening teak hatch above.

The Barnaby Rudge is a Dickens Class motoryacht built by Groves and Gutteridge, Cowes, Isle of Wight and launched in 1956.

Under owner’s comments on the web site it says: “A fine craft that has provided many happy years on board.

“She has been renovated and improved considerably since the original purchase.”

Sir Paul has a recording studio at Icklesham, near Rye.

 

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