Rob Lello is a well known boat builder in Hayle, Cornwall and the Treeve 16 is his renowned masterpiece. Designed specifically for Cornish inshore fishermen to head out in almost any weather and return safely with a tonne of fishing nets, lobster pots and the days catch. The extra sturdy glass-fibre hull is so strong because it was designed to be dragged up pebble beaches by a tractor or a winch. There are a couple of short history videos online if you search on “Treeve Boats”. On a well known video sharing website, Rob Lello is filmed by one of his family talking fondly about the Treeve 16. These are still built brand new under license for the leisure market but you will need £40,000 (see the photo of the advert).
Honey Bee has always been a leisure boat never a commercial fishing boat. Originally commissioned by a gent in Northern Ireland and in the photo of the 2013 news article this is that (orange!) boat returning from Ireland. You can see glimpses of the original bright orange colour along the keel.
Inboard diesel engine Yanmar 2GM20 which is solid and reliable. I can connect a garden hose to the water inlet so you will see the engine running perfectly. A second battery powers the automatic bilge pump so that you are not running down the main starter battery whilst moored. The second bilge battery will last 5 or 6 weeks between recharges from the engine. Nav lights. New swim ladder 2023. New auxilliary outboard engine mount 2023.
A fortune just spent on the Snipe trailer so trailer is ready for years of use without any worries. We have the parts and labour receipt from a trailer specialist garage, dated August 2023, for 4 new wheel bearings. New Alko tow head, new bunks, new breakaway cable, new 8m winch webbing. Spare tyre. All 5 tyres excellent condition with 10mm tread. Tows very well.
Honey Bee is just as charming in person as she looks in the photos and everywhere you go people want to chat and ask if she is for sale.
Cosmetic bumps and scrapes of course but no repairs anywhere to the hull as you would expect given how sturdy it is.
Located a few miles north of Poole, Dorset. Send your number if you want a video tour or clips before travelling.The video clip shows Honey Bee in use, a sunny smiley family outing in Poole Harbour running gracefully at 6 knots.
Current Price: £6500.00
This Treeve 16ft Boat Diesel Inboard Estuary River Cove Fishing Dayboat Launch may be available on ebay