Sir Max Aitken


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Sir MAX AITKEN, Arun class GRP former lifeboat, recently modestly converted internally to provide comfortable accomodation.
Commercial code for 60 miles.

Length – 52 ft (15.9/rn)

Breadth – 17 ft (5.2 m)

Displacement – 30 tons

Load draught aft – 5 ft (1.5 m)

Load draught forward – 3 ft 9 in (1.1 m)

Engines – 2 x Caterpillar 3408TA Turbocharged Intercooled Vee 8 Diesel – 18 litres – 485 Shp @ 2100 rpm.

Fuel Capacity – 2800 litres.

Max Specification Speed 18 knots
cruising 9 /10 knots @10 gallons per hour

Range at full speed 250 nm

owners notes.

Built in 1980 and named Sir Max Aitken. Used as a relief lifeboat and has shaft brakes fitted. Released into private ownership 2003. Present owner has fully restored the vessel into an outstanding luxurious vessel. Low engine hours. Extensive documented history with the boat.

The boat has been ashore for one and a half years during which time the hull was dried and professionally restored and copper coated. The propellers were professionally restored and have provided an efficiency gain for the vessel. The vessel retains all the attributes of the original vessel with all safety equipment, self righting, fire fighting equipment etc. all present and working.

The hull has been professionally sprayed blue, with a new anti slip grey deck. The aluminium helm and flybridge has been professionally prepared, epoxy coated and sprayed with two pack paint with French blue and white to provide a fresh appearance. The railing have been painted white.
The RNLI tender has been removed from the flybridge, and a railing added at the stern to provide a spacious flybridge area. A chart table has been added behind the helm.
Dinghy to be hung on davits over the stern.
The interior of the boat has been updated to provide a comfortable environment. Panelling has been added to the helm area with full insulation to provide warmth in the winter, and cool in the summer. The roof has also been fully insulated. A full carpet has been laid. There is a single bed/sofa to the starboard, containing the water tank underneath. There is a chart sized table with seating for four persons mid cabin behind the helm position. This is convertible into a double bed. Ample storage under the seats. All seating finished in French blue upholstery.

To the port side is a galley and extensive storage. The engineers panel remains in place. Wallas 4kw heating with twin outlets provide quick and ample heating for the whole area.

Raymarine Radar and Chartplotter fitted in the lower helm with DSC radios repeated on the flybridge. Seating for skipper and crew. Flat screen TV and external ariel.

Full 240v throughout the vessel with new electrics and batteries and ample sockets throughout. Inverter fitted for use when at sea. Shore power fitted.
Utility room
The utility room below at the stern has double seats containing the 4 batteries for all boat operations. This room also has the electrics consumer box and the inverter for all electrical needs on the boat. Victron charger.

Aft Cabin
At the stern, the room has been cleared to be used as an aft cabin. Under floor access to the steering system easily accessible. Access to the deck via roof hatch.

Engine room
The engines are twin 3408TA Caterpillar engines, with only about 1200 hours. The engines were fully refurbished by the RNLI when released in 2003 and low hours since. Both engines have been extensively overhauled by EDECO during this restoration and are in full operating order.

The twin fuel tanks hold total 500 gallons plus 150 gallons reserve under floor.

The engine room contains the hot water system and the Wallas 4kw heater, all newly installed.

The toilet has a sink and tap and toilet fitted. Inlet and outlet valves are fitted under floor for fitted toilet.
Front bedroom
The front cabin has been fitted with 4 curtained off bunk beds providing a comfortable rest/sleeping area.

Bow store room
There is a further store room in front of the bedroom with deck access.

vessel offered for sale at a fraction of build cost.