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
  • Fully restored and presented as a historic working lifeboat.
  • Modern additions to make living on board for short periods added.


Forepeak: Heads and Sink, 8Kw Bow thruster. Electric bilge pump.

Survivors cabin/forward cabin: Bow thruster battery bank with split charger from engine banks. Two cot/wing bunks, original lockers, new auxiliary 24v electric panel. 240v socket. Electric bilge pumpsx2.
2x Dry powder and 1 CO2 Extinguisher.

Rope locker above with original anchor warp, and various mooring lines. 240v shore cable etc.

Engine room: with 2x 5lw Gardner engines, all original equipment and additional fuel cleaning system, 24v charger 20ampx3,  240v consumer unit and socket. Automatic dry powder extinguisher.

Wheelhouse: All original equipment plus 1x Dry powder and 1 CO2 Extinguisher. Digital engine temperature alarm. Seiwa SW-AP01 autohelm, Standard Horizon CP300 Plotter, Standard Horizon GX1100E VHF/DSC radio. Raytheon SL70RC+radar/plotter.

Aft cabin: laid out as per original with lockers and under deck storage. Calorifier 240v and from engine coolant system Fan heater engine driven. NMEA multiplexer, combiner, Sea Tracer AIS transducer, Navtex Nav4 weather printer/logger, Navman T5005 plotter. Display equipment MW and VHF radio’s, Dummy radar head unit, depth sounder. Small Galley area with sink, room for microwave and small canister gas hob. 1x Dry powder extinguisher and Fire blanket. 3x240v sockets 24v auxiliary panel, 4xbilge pumps. 24 & 12v cigar sockets, 5v usb and 19.5v charging system (Phone and laptop’s)


Fully restored over the last 5 years including some overplanking under engine room and tank spaces, all done by professional boat builders.