Historic Lifeboats Brokerage List

Historic Lifeboats Brokerage List

This is our current listing of Historic Lifeboats. Often referred to by a mixture of names such as “ex RNLI lifeboats” “old RNLI Lifeboats” “Ex lifeboats” “retired lifeboats”  even just “old lifeboats”.  We regard any former RNLI lifeboat as an historic lifeboat.  They all have a rich heritage and history in saving lives.

Mary Ann Hepworth, formerly the Whitby lifeboat 1938 / 1974. Never served in the relief fleet. became a pleasure trip boat after . . . Read more

RNLB Mary Ann Hepworth

Dorothy and Philip Constant, Former RNLI 42ft Watson Class Lifeboat. Built 1962, Groves and Guttridge. 2x Gardner 4LW engines/gearboxes. Ex Shoreham Lifeboat, . . . Read more


RNLB Sir Arthur Rose Sir Arthur Rose, formerly the Tobermory wartime lifeboat 1938 / 47, then Mallaig and Courtmacsherry Ireland. 46ft Watson . . . Read more


mdemdedav Mary Scott, formerly the Southwold lifeboat 1925 /1940 then relief. Norfolk and Suffolk motor sailing lifeboat. Saved hundreds at the evacuation . . . Read more


RNLB SILVER JUBILEE Rother class self righting lifeboat built 1976 , stationed at Margate, Kent Retired 1993 Twin Ford based Mermaid diesel . . . Read more


RNLB Edian Courtauld RNLB Edian Courtauld Formerly the Walton & Frinton lifeboat, 46.9ft Watson class.  Now converted to a motor yacht with . . . Read more

RNLB Edian Courtauld – Historic Lifeboat for Sale

RNLB HERBERT JOHN RNLB HERBERT JOHN, formerly the Cloughey Co-Down lifeboat 1939 / 1952 and later Youghal, S Ireland 1952 / 1966. . . . Read more

RNLB HERBERT JOHN – Historic Lifeboat – SOLD 09 21

Mary Gabriel Mary Gabriel, Rother class lifeboat 37ft. coded for tripping. SOLD OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMARY GABRIEL   Mary Gabriel 37-29 ON1000 is . . . Read more

MARY GABRIEL – Historic Lifeboat for Sale SOLD

Lady MacRobert Mk2 Solent Class Lifeboat She is a MK2 Solent Class Lifeboat built-in 1972 for the RNLI as ON1019, 48-014 and . . . Read more

Lady MacRobert Mk2 Solent Class Lifeboat – Historic Lifeboat for sale

RNLB St Andrew Civil Service No 10 St AndrewSt AndrewSt Andrew The St Andrew lifeboat built 1951 for the Whitehills, Scotland station. . . . Read more

RNLB St Andrew – Historic Lifeboat Civil Service No 10 SOLD 03 22

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Historic Lifeboats Brokerage List -Nelsons Boats specialise in the sale of historic lifeboats. Historic Lifeboats are the preferred term but are commonly referred to as ex-lifeboats, former lifeboats, old RNLI lifeboats, ex-RNLI lifeboats and many other combinations.  They all mean the same thing a former RNLI Lifeboat now out of service and sold into private hands.  We specialise in ex-RNLI lifeboat sales.  Contact Quinton to discuss any boat you see on our Historic lifeboats brokerage list.

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