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Frederick and Emma, a 45 ft Watson motor sailing lifeboat built for Wick in Scotland 1921 Also served at Amble, Northumberland to 1950. Owners details, FOR SALE ,STADATS’ CONVERTED WATSON CLASS LIFEBOAT Built 1921 bv Saunders of Cowes “Stadats”, built as Frederick and Emma in 1921 by Saunders, Cowes, tsle of Wight, served firstly at […]


ARUN, The prototype of this famous class of lifeboat. Built 1971, cold molded timber and epoxy construction hull, alloy superstructure. Radar, GPS, usual radios etc. Twin Caterpillar 3208 diesels. Additional spare parts, propellers, shafts, fuel tanks. More info to follow.

RNLB Sarah Jane and James Season.

RNLB Sarah Jane and James Season.

Sarah Jane and James Season, 47 foot Watson class lifeboat formerly stationed at Teesmouth. Twin Gardner 5LW diesels. Modest conversion in forecabin, 2 bunk berths added and heads in forepeak, otherwiswe boat in original layout. Aft cabin with electric galley, incl microwave and lpg powered generator. Current owners have owned the vessel from the RNLI […]

RNLB Anne Allen

 UNDER OFFER Anne Allen. single engine 35ft Liverpool class lifeboat , the second of the Liverpool class motor lifeboats built and now the earliest in existence. A very significant boat from the history of the RNLI and worthy of preservation. Superb keel up restoration by present owner back to RNLI specs. I have been privileged […]


For Sale. Formerly Buckie, Scotland Watson class lifeboat “Laura Moncur”. WATSON 47’ Lifeboat “Laura Moncur” ON958 with “Solent SELF-RIGHTING conversion” Built 1960/61 by Groves and Gutteridge I.O.W. Served ant Buckie 1961-84 Relief 84-88 Full restored and presented as a historic working lifeboat. Modern additions to make living onboard for short periods added.   Forepeak: Heads […]

Dunleary SOLD for restoration.

  Dunleary. Formerly Dunlaoghaire (Kingstown, Ireland) and  Lytham St Annes lifeboat very rare survivor, 45 ft Watson single engined motor sailing lifeboat. built 1919 and very much in original layout. Currently fitted with Gardner engine. Modest conversion needs attention. Ideal for conversion back to original. Must be sold soon. OWNER PREPARED TO ACCEPT IDEAS FOR […]

Pentland SOLD

“Pentland” formerly the Thurso lifeboat.  sold 06 17 Built at Samuel White’s yard in 1957 as Pentland ON940 a 47ft. Watson , replacement station boat for Thurso. Twin Gardner 5LW marine diesels. After a refit and conversion to self righting  in 1974 she became the Mumbles station boat until 1989, she ended her working career […]

Gemini Explorer ex 70-003 sold

  THIS VESSEL IS NOW SOLD Sept 2019 70 foot Clyde class former lifeboat now beautifully converted to tripping with accommodation for 12 passengers. Owners comments. Gemini Explorer was the ex Clovelly lifeboat 70-003. Built in 1974 released from service 1989. Sold to Kent fisheries as a patrol boat then sold again in 2000. In […]