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22ft / 6.71m
8.25ft / 2.51m
Volvo Penta AQ145A Inboard unleaded
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Located In:
Shepperton, United Kingdom
Hull Material:

1982 Birchwood 22 for sale.

A rare opportunity to buy a fully restored example (both boat and engine) presenting a chance to own a classic river cruiser for a fraction of the price of newer less capable models!

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Tengah - Key Points



YEAR BUILT:                 1982 (Purchased by present owner May 2006)         

MANUFACTURER:       Birchwood Boat International Ltd.

MATERIALS:                 GRP - Hull, Deck & Superstructure.

DIMENSIONS:              LOA: 22’0”(6.71m) Beam: 8’3”(2.51m)

                                       Draught: 1’6”(0.45m) 2’9”(0.825m)                                                                   sterndrive down. 

                                       Height: 9’0”(2.7m) Hardtop.

                                       Weight:                                3696lbs(1720kg)

ENGINE:                        Volvo Penta Marine Engine - AQ145A.

STEERING:                    Inboard engine with outdrive propulsion.

ACCOMMODATION:   Four Berths in cabin: one double/two single bunks.

                                       Open plan Dinette and banquette seating.

                                       Toilet compartment with Portapotti.

                                       Galley with sink, tap, LPG camping hob.

                                       Fire extinguishers and fire blanket.

                                       Fenders, anchor and bow pulpit rail.


INSURANCE:                Annual until 16.09. 24.

RIVER LICENCE:           Until 31.12.24.

ENGINE REBUILT:        Dec. 2016 - Swaymar Engineering - David Brown.

DATES:                          Rebuilt December 2016-Commissioned January 2017.

ENGINE HOURS:          Average hours per season 10. Total to date 70 hours.

ANTIFOULED:               June 2023 - River Marine Services.



  • Locking entrance door to cabin and overhead flap.
  • Dinette with glass top table and banquette seating.
  • Table retracts to form double bunk bed.
  • Two single bunk beds in forepeak.
  • Storage trunks under seating and bunks.
  • Concealed forepeak fabric water storage tank for galley.
  • Locking ceiling hatch to foredeck.
  • Galley with S/S sink, tap, drainage, worktop.
  • Open compartment under worktop with LPG portable hob.
  • Galley cupboard and drawer storage.
  • Fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
  • Separate compartment with Portapotti cassette toilet.
  • Coat-hooks and cupboard with access to control panel instruments.
  • Timber floor in three sections covered with Pine planking.
  • Cabin ceiling and walls lined with Pine planking.
  • Recessed ceiling lighting and ceiling vent.


  • Hardtop with split windscreen, side windows and support structure.
  • Stern and side grab handrail.
  • Detachable rear & side fabric covers with perspex windows.
  • Rear PVC blue covered Dunlopillo filled bench seat and back support.
  • Bench seat potential for additional occasional bunk bed.
  • Two storage compartments under seating.
  • Teak strip floor deck in three sections for battery & bilge access.
  • Timber housing on cockpit deck above engine for access.
  • Volvo Penta Engine & Outdrive below deck. Fire extinguisher.
  • Original fuel tank replaced with 80 litre petrol tank below deck.
  • Sections for Engine & Leisure batteries below deck.
  • Small floor trap door for access to petrol on/off feed lever.
  • Instrument Panel: Tachometer, Fuel Gauge, Ammeter, Key Ignition.
  • Control switches: Single windscreen wiper - Horn - Navigation lights. Engine Compartment Blower.
  • Port side S/S Steering Helm & fold down seat.
  • Port side throttle control – Forward, Neutral, Reverse.
  • Lower Port side Perko Battery Master Switch.
  • Two aluminium extending boat hooks.
  • Three sets of adult lifejackets.
  • Portable 20 litre Jerry Can for spare Petrol for engine.
  • Plastic marine bucket and cleaning equipment.


  • Type: Volvo Penta Marine Petrol Engine-AQ145A.
  • In board engine with out-drive propulsion.
  • Integrated stern out-drive and propeller providing steering function.
  • Engine: Capacity: 2320cc. Power: 135hp. 
  • Potential engine performance when new: 20 mph +.
  • Detailed Engine Specification Manuel included.
  • Engine removed, stripped and fully refurbished December 2016.
  • Marine Specialists: Swaymar Engineering Limited, Horsham.
  • Marine Engineer: David Brown-Engine commissioned January 2017.


  • Colours: Hull - Oxford Blue. Superstructure - Ivory.
  • Grab rails: Cockpit hardtop and cabin top.
  • Foredeck: Pulpit bow rail. Lockable hatch flap to fore cabin below.                                  Water tank filler cap. Anchor and retractable chain assembly.
  • Port and Starboard Navigation Lights and Stern light & horn trumpet.
  • Fabric side and front cabin window covers in colour blue.
  • Mooring ropes: Bow and Stern - Port & Starboard.
  • Fenders: Six total on Port & Starboard.
  • Petrol filler cap on narrow Port deck adjacent to cockpit.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Original 2006 Boat Sale Particulars included.
  • Boat Names at purchase of boat and subsequently:
  • Previous owner: ‘All Ya Life’

Present owner: ‘Lady Milton and ‘Tengah’

(Named following Military Service at RAF Tengah, Singapore)

  • Boat used regularly but not extensively during ownership.
  • On board passenger capacity:
  • Sleeping berth total: 4 in cabin.
  • Day cruising passenger capacity total 10:                                        Cockpit 4. Cabin 4. Cabin roof/Foredeck 2.
  • Economical cruising fuel use on Thames with 4 knots speed limit.
  • Excellent cruiser as a starter, downsizing or family boat.
  • Good example of boat type for year of manufacture.
  • Upgraded during ownership with further scope for enhancement.
  • Good value for a convenient size fun river cruiser.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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