For sale: oil rig lifeboat turned into bachelor pad

Jeff Doyle with his boat 'Murdoch', in Bath Marina. Picture: HeMedia
Jeff Doyle with his boat 'Murdoch', in Bath Marina. Picture: HeMedia
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ITS hard to believe this boat was once a life raft from the North Sea oil platform. Proud owner Jeff Doyle has since transformed it into a barge fit to live in.

The secluded bachelor pad could be yours for just £23,000 – so long as you don’t mind living on something that resembles a submarine.

Picture: HeMedia

Picture: HeMedia

Originally a free-falling lifeboat for the Murdoch oil rig, the shipshape home moored in Bath Marina has been kitted out with a wood-burning stove, plush wooden floors and a flat-screen television.

Mr Boyle said: “I’ve loved living on it. I’m only selling it 
because I’ve bought a great big houseboat with my girlfriend.”