Lifeboat Mersey class for sale

Leinster, Dublin, Ireland

Listed price £79,000 GBP

Tax Not paid / Excluded

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Lifeboat Mersey class
Used power boat for sale
$99,710 USD | Listed price £79,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
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Length overall
Leinster, Dublin, Ireland

About this Lifeboat Mersey class


We have two very recently retired Mersey Class lifeboats for sale so in excellently maintained condition after just coming out of service. 1) 1992 boat last refit November 2014 2) 1993 boat last refit June 2014

General Information


All-weather Year introduced to the RNLI fleet:

1988 Last built:

1993 Launch type:

Carriage, slipway or afloat Crew:

6 Survivor capacity:

Self-righting – 21 Non self-righting – 43 Maximum speed:

17 knots Range / endurance: 240 nautical miles Length:

11.62m Beam / width:

4m Draught / depth:

1.02m Displacement / weight:

14.3 tonnes (maximum) Fuel capacity:

1,110 litres Engines:

2 x Caterpillar 3208T marine diesel engines; 280hp each at 2,800rpm Steering positions:

2 – an elevated upper steering position for 360º views and one inside the wheelhouse Construction:

Aluminium or fibre-reinforced composite (FRC) Number in fleet:

26 at stations and 5 in the relief fleet Identification

All lifeboats have a unique identification number. The first part indicates the class. Mersey class lifeboats start with 12 because they are almost 12m in length. The numbers after the dash refer to the build number. So the first Mersey built was given the number 12-001. A build number with three digits indicates a hull constructed of aluminium. Two digits indicate a hull constructed of fibre-reinforced composite (FRC). Communications and navigation

Includes: VHF (very high frequency) and MF (medium frequency) radio with digital selective calling (DSC) VHF direction finder (DF) global positioning system (GPS) with electronic chart system radar

Hull Structure

The Mersey Class FCB has a 10

metre waterline length hull,

manufactured from FRC with

inherent self-righting capability.

All hull fittings, machinery and

electrical fittings, appliances,

tools etc., are well secured by a

combination of nuts, bolts,

drop-nose pins and shock

cords to retain them in place

should a knockdown or capsize


The hull exterior has a soft

nosed bow with reverse sheer. A spray rail protects the deck and wheelhouse from thrown

spray when travelling at speed. A good working space is provided on the foredeck; the

reverse sheer allows clear vision over the stern when the bow rises at speed.

A fairly low freeboard permits the recovery of survivors from the water while giving enough

height in the bow for good seakeeping. The hull has a round bilge and a semi-displacement

form, with a tunnel stern and radiused transom.

The keel has hauling shoes forward and aft which have ruffle holes to allow beach or

slipway launch / recovery.

The FRC boats have closed-cell rigid polyurethane foam buoyancy under the anchor in the

fore peak and in the fore cabin sole.

Adjustable trim tabs are fitted to either side of the centreline, under the stern and below

the waterline in order to adjust the trim of the lifeboat to suit varying sea conditions, these

are controlled independently from the wheelhouse helmsman's console and a parallel set

of controls on the upper steering position instrument console.

The hull is subdivided by four watertight bulkheads in five compartments.

1) Fore Peak Cable Locker

2) Fore (Survivors) Cabin

3) Engine Room

4) Oil Fuel tank Space / wheelhouse

5) Aft Peak Steering Gear Compartment

The rudders are twin semi-balanced spade type and propellers are four-bladed cast Nickel,

Aluminium, Brass (NAB) The propeller shafts are fitted with Spurs type rope cutters.



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Old Coastguard Station, Coal Harbour
Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin
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