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Eastern Shore boatshed has caught the eye of boaties

Lindisfarne Boatshed

Petrusma’s Evan Riseley at the green boatshed on Ford Parade, Lindisfarne that has just hit the market. Picture: ROGER LOVELL

THE chance to buy a boat shed on the edge of Lindisfarne Bay … a boatie might wait decades for an opportunity like that.

In a small stretch of land between the local sailing club, boat yard and the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania, there are just four boat sheds — and one has just hit the market.

It is pretty small and modest, but shed No.1 is also likely to generate a lot of attention from potential buyers.

A gorgeous location.

Petrusma Property consultant Evan Riseley said boat sheds in this suburb on Hobart’s Eastern Shore were extremely tightly held.

Evan said it had been more than 25 years since this one had been available to buy.

“The owner recently sold his boat and now the boat shed is next,” he said.

Evan described this property as a “golden opportunity for any boating enthusiast”.

“For anyone who wants prime waterfront storage for their dinghy and equipment, this uniquely positioned property is a ‘must inspect’,” he said.

The property hit the market last Friday and the agent’s phone started buzzing straight away — perhaps unsurprisingly.

“We expected plenty of interest,” Evan said.

“You could argue that these boat sheds are even more tightly held than those at Cornelian Bay.”

Neat and tidy.

The shed has power and is easily accessed via 18 timber steps.

Swing the doors open and the beauty of the bay and the vessels of all shapes and sizes bobbing around in the bay comes sweeping in.

The shed has enough space for a 14-foot vessel and it has a ramp to the river.

Though not as large as its direct neighbour, this shed has plenty of potential for improvements.

The shed alongside No.1 was fitted out as an artist’s studio some time ago.

There are still 20 years left on its Crown lease.

On the bay.

Annual costs include council rates of about $300, and the Crown licence of about $860.

The boat shed will be sold by expressions of interest closing on Monday, October 14.

As of Wednesday, the property had generated over 1200 views on in under one week on the market.

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