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

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.