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1938 Classic ex RNLI Tobermory Lifeboat

Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom

£39,950

Ex RNLI Watson lifeboat built by Robertsons of Sandbank on The Clyde in 1938 . The Sir Arthur Rose saw almost 35 years of active service, was showcased at the Glasgow Empire Exhibition then placed into active service as the Tobermory Lifeboat.  She was later stationed at Mallaig and County Cork saving many more lives.  After her long career the boat was finally released by the RNLI in 1973, refitted, re-engined and converted to a motor yacht in 1997 cruising the East Coast rivers under her new name "Rose Marion".  Unique opportunity to acquire a fantastic piece of documented nautical history.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £39,950
Make: Classic
Model: ex RNLI Tobermory Lifeboat
Year: 1938
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Alexander Robertson & Sons (Yachtbuilders) Ltd
Construction: Wood
Range: 1,296.4 km

Dimensions

Length: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Length Overall: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Beam: 12'9 ft / 3.88 m
Max Draft: 5'1 ft / 1.55 m
Min Draft: 5'1 ft / 1.55 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins Sabre
  • Model: M94
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins Sabre
  • Model: M94
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 11 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 L

Other

Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics

Contact

Howard Ford
Howard Ford Marine Sales

Office

Howard Ford Marine Sales
Tidemill Yacht Harbour Tidemill Way
Woodbridge, Suffolk, GB, IP12 1BP
Tel:+44 (0)1394 385577


Accommodation

Sympathetically converted in 1997 to offer accommodation with up five berths in three cabins.

Wheelhouse with sliding doors to both port and starboard sides, helm position to port, full engine controls, full instrumentation and navigation equipment. Dinette/Galley area to aft of wheelhouse with black composite sink and drainer with H&C water supply, microwave, electric portable hot plate, LEC refrigerator and storage.  TV

Saloon with U shaped seating area with storage beneath and infill cushions converting to a double berth. Stove. TV

Large forward cabin with offset double berth and storage beneath, single settee berth with storage beneath to starboard side and hanging locker to port. En-suite heads with Jabsco marine toilet, fold away washbasin with H&C mixer tap.  Shower with H&C mixer.

Carpets, blinds and wood panelling to headlining.

Mechanical Systems

Located beneath the wheelhouse, 2 x Perkins Sabre M94 diesel engines (2001), electric start. Shaft drive to fixed pitch 3 blade propellers. Single lever engine controls. Approx maximum speed 11 knots.

12V switch panel

240 volt shore power supply

Deck Equipment

Manual anchor windlass

CQR anchor with chain and warp

Navigation Equipment

Steering compass

Garmin GPS 125 Sounder

Simrad RD68 VHF radio and aerial

Echopilot log

Navigation lights

Clock and barometer

Windscreen wipers

Safety Equipment

Manual and electric bilge pumps

Searchlight

3 x Fire extinguishers (expiry date unknown)

Fire blanket

Construction

Hull No 801 built in 1938 by Alexander Robertson and Sons (Yacht builders) Limited of Sandbank, Argyll to a design by GL Watson and Co. Carvel double diagonally planked, mahogany on oak. Oxford blue painted finish. Iron keel.  Wheel steering.

Comments

Ex RNLI Watson lifeboat built by Robertsons of Sandbank on The Clyde in 1938 . The Sir Arthur Rose saw almost 35 years of active service, was showcased at the Glasgow Empire Exhibition then placed into active service as the Tobermory Lifeboat.  She was later stationed at Mallaig and County Cork saving many more lives.  After her long career the boat was finally released by the RNLI in 1973, refitted, re-engined and converted to a motor yacht in 1997 cruising the East Coast rivers under her new name "Rose Marion".  Unique opportunity to acquire a fantastic piece of documented nautical history. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Disclaimer

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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