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Admiralty Harbour Launch 53' Post 1955

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Boat REF# 135552
Price
SOLD
LOA 16.00m (52'6")
Year 1958
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp, Foden FD6 Mk2 (unknown year)
Lying North Lowestoft

Gallery

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Extra Details

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Designer Fairlie Yacht Slip Co, Ayrshire
Builder AM Dickie & Sons Ltd, Bangor.
Lying North Lowestoft
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 456.0 ltr (100.3 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 182.0 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 16/07/2011

Mechanical

Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Foden FD6 Mk2 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   Unrecorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.0 ltr (1.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Engine serviced by Rolls Royce and is silky smooth.

Dimensions

LOA 16.00m (52'6")
LWL 15.77m (51'9")
Beam 3.91m (12'10")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Airdraft 4.32m (14'2")
Displacement 22,857kg (50,399.9lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Wood carvel double-diagonal construction using teak on oak frames with copper-sheathing to the hull, all in good condition.

Accommodation

Cabin(s) 2
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

Apart from a solid fuel Aga in the forward cabin, the interior is completely bare.
A second gas cooker is installed in the wheelhouse, ideal for a skippers brew!

0 burner solid cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Plough/Fortress)
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These iconic Admiralty Harbour Launches have been servicing fleet operations since as early as 1882, initially steam driven and later, diesel powered.
With the advent of WW2, a further 90 updated diesel launches were commissioned to Fairlies design and built by 13 different UK boatyards.
Built in 1958, this example spent her working lift around Portsmouth until passing into private ownership in 1986.
She is in very good overall condition and is a blank canvas for her new owner.
Call Steve to arrange you viewing aboard this historic craft.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Admiralty Harbour Launch 53' Post 1955 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Edington of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.