MARY GABRIEL, Rother class self-righting 37 ft lifeboat, coded for passenger tripping.

MARY GABRIEL

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 boats electronics with the exception of 2 droppers to 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, a syndicate of 4 have been looking after her as part of the floating 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…

Features….
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