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.

For Sale Former RNLB ETHEL MARY, 52 ft Barnett class lifeboat Ballycotton lifeboat 1955 For Sale Former RNLB ETHEL MARY, 52 ft . . . Read more


Former RNLB CHARLES DIBDIN, ex Deal in Kent a pulling and sailing lifeboat 43 ft now fitted with twin Ford New Holland . . . Read more


Ernest William and Elizabeth Ellen Hinde, formerly the Sheerness and later Calshot lifeboat 1969/ 85 The only 40 ft Nelson commercial hull . . . Read more

Ernest William and Elizabeth Ellen Hinde

RNLB JOHN RUSSELL formerly the Montrose and Frazerburgh lifeboat 1926 She was named John Russell in 1926 by the Duchess of York . . . Read more


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RNLB MARY SCOTT withdrawn from sale march2023.

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

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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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