City flat aims to beat car woes by offering berth for 70ft yacht

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THE sellers of a big city flat have beaten the problem of finding somewhere to park – by including a berth for a 70ft yacht.

The £265,000 property in the west end of Glasgow comes with five bedrooms and lovely views over the Clyde, where there is space to dock a boat the length of two buses.

The buyer could end up spending almost as much on their yacht as on the property as the price tag on vessels of that size could easily exceed £200,000.

The property is located on the south side of the Clyde, next to Prince’s Dock, and has views over to the SSE Hydro.

Three of the bedrooms are en-suite, there is a huge living space, and a private balcony from which to savour the views.

THE sellers of a big city flat have beaten the problem of finding somewhere to park – by including a berth for a 70ft yacht.

The berth included in the sale is a 400 metre walk away in Prince’s Dock.

Glasgow’s congested rush-hour roads mean the six and a half mile drive to the city centre can easily take a nerve-jarring half hour or longer.

The direct route by boat is just a third of this distance with berths available at Broomielaw Quay, less than a mile from the centre. However, berthing applications have to be completed at least 24 hours in advance.

Boat owners would also need to register their vessel and get a Boat Safety Scheme certificate before taking to the water.

Even so, tourists regularly pay around £50 to book a family cruise up the river – which the owner of the property could potentially do for free.

And the buyer could soon be rubbing shoulders with seriously wealthy yacht owners such as Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, who moored his £1.5bn billion yacht near Greenock, west of the city, in 2015.

And earlier this month, multi-million pound super-yacht Lady M, believed to be owned by Russian businessman Alexey Mordashov, was also spotted on the river.

Countrywide City Living, who are marketing the property, confirmed that the “owner advises the right to berth a boat in Prince’s Dock”.

Describing the property itself, they add: “The immediately impressive living space has windows on all four sides and is open plan to the super stylish and newly fitted kitchen, and a sliding door opens to a curved balcony which overlooks the water.”

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