Mary Gabriel, Rother class lifeboat 37ft. coded for tripping.
Mary Gabriel 37-29 ON1000 is the 3rd Rother lifeboat to be built, she was on service in Hoylake from 1974-1990, then Rhyl from 1990-1992.
Powered by twin Ford Thornycroft 250 50hp engines, she cruises at 7kts and burns approx 2.5g an hour, with a top speed of around 8.5kts. A 24v system powers most of the boat’s electronics with the exception of 2 droppers to a 12v system.
She has had a few lucky owners in her time and has been well looked after.
She is fitted with a small galley in what was the survivors cabin. Fairly simple with a sink, worktop, hob and oven. Also a small bench seat with storage under.
Fwd cabin has more seats in a v shape.
The current owner bought her in 2016 from Chatham Museum,
Work done in winter months over last 4yrs include..
- Completely stripped hull of paint/antifouling back to bare wood and started fresh…
- Keel coolers have been removed, cleaned, new seals and sprayed…
- All shaft seals replaced & new grease…
- Newly machined stainless steel aft steering gear and rudder stock….
- Deck walkways scraped/cleaned and resealed…
- Stanchions blasted and resprayed…
- New Head gasket and injectors stb engine…
- Elec Breakers removed and cleaned…
- New LED fwd deck light…
She is currently Coded for 12+2 if someone is looking to use her commercially. (Does not come with some coding requirements, eg; lifejackets) Furuno Radar.
- 2 fixed icon VHF radios
- Lowrance Gen7 touch chartplotter
- Clipper depth/wind readings
- Original fisherman’s anchor
- Bruce anchor on deck and ready
- Digital FM radio/stereo
- Original drogue
- Various Ropes & Fenders
- Radar deflector
Offers on £20k