Ex RNLI Lifeboat Watson 46ft

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Boat REF# 233653
LOA 14.02m (46'0")
Year 1937
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 3
Engine 2 x Diesel 107hp, Perkins Sabre (1998)
Lying Woodbridge

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  • Contact Nicholas Crook
  • Telephone +44 (0)1473 781839
  • Mobile +44 (0)7763 772 031
  • Email nickcrook@boatshedsuffolk.com


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Extra Details

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Designer RNLI
Builder Alexander Robertson Glasgow
Lying Woodbridge
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Fuel capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 24/04/2015


Engine 2 x Diesel 107hp
Engine make and model Perkins Sabre (1998)
Engine Hours engine1:   239    engine2:   239
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 14.02m (46'0")
LOD 14.00m (45'11")
LWL 13.00m (42'8")
Beam 3.98m (13'1")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Shower plumbed in no fittings

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Original RNLI Windlass Compass Bollards Towing Gear

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual RNLI windlass
2 anchors
(Plough & Fishermans)
20.00m (65'7") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This vessel is a superb conversion of a rare ex RNLI Watson class lifeboat, the Sir Arthur Rose. She is accredited with saving 95 lives during her active service and comes with a very extensive history file.

Continuously refurbished by the RNLI at regular periods to the highest possible standards during her life, she was retired from active service in 1973.

In 1998 she was subject to a full boatyard refit This included 2 new Perkins Sabre 107hp engines, new decks, superstucture in 1" sheathed marine ply and a full internal conversion The last survey was completed in 2015

This vessel is an attractive, modernised classic which will attract admiring glances wherever she goes and having been refurbished and maintained to a good standard will give her future owner a great deal of cruising pleasure

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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