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The puffer has become a familiar sight at Inveraray pier, but now the Vital Spark has been put up for sale.

Owner of the vessel Archie MacArthur said on social media: ‘After 10 years of extensive and expensive works, I have decided to put the Vital Spark on the market now the hard work is all done.’

Adding that the ‘potential is endless’, Mr MacArthur continued: ‘You’re not just buying a ship, you are buying into Scottish history and the world’s last privately-owned, commercially working puffer, VIC 72 Vital Spark.’

In case you are interested, the asking price is £95,000.