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Arun 52 Lifeboat

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Boat REF# 15537
removed from sale
Length 15.86m (52'0")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Engine 2 x diesel 485hp, 2-Catapillar 3408TA (1980)
Lying West Wales


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Extra Details

Designer RNLI
Builder Halmatic
Lying West Wales
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Fuel capacity 8,509.2 ltr (1,872.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 485hp
Engine make and model 2-Catapillar 3408TA (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 17 knots
Max speed (approx) 18.5 knots
Generator output 4KVA

Engine Hours:
Port 828, Stb 821.
Three banks of batteries - domestic, engine, navigation instruments.


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Length 15.86m (52'0")
Beam 5.34m (17'6")
Draft Min 1.53m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.53m (5'0")
Displacement 31,500kg (69,457.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The Arun is the first lifeboat ever to win a Design Council Award which was presented to the RNLI by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1982. The watertight superstructure provides buoyancy to initiate self righting if the boat should capsize. The hull is based on a design by A McLachlan of Watsons of Glasgow and the fit out and superstructure were designed by the RNLI's own Technical Department. The hull is divided into 26 watertight compartments. Void spaces are filled with buoyant materials, giving reserve buoyancy if the boat is holed.


Cabin(s) 4
Cabin heating tick

There are two survivor's cabins below deck containing rescue equipment including first aid gear, stretchers, emergency rations and blankets. The coxswain can steer from inside the wheel house or from a flying bridge on top of the superstructure.

Nav Equipment

A comprehensive range of communications and navigation equipment includes radar, GPS satellite navigator, VHF and MF radios, VHF and MF automatic direction finders and echo sounders. The radar scanner has been made watertight so that it will continue to work after the lifeboat has self righted.

Deck Gear

3 anchors
(Fisherman and CQR)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of rode
Standard Arun accessories including Y Boat launch and recovery system!

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Two engine driven bilge pumps and one manual. Complete RNLI spec, minus the flares.

Broker's Comments

This is an Arun Class Lifeboat, almost in standard RNLI order. Lately used as a Range Safety Boat, she is coded until 04 March 2008. A rare opportunity to own a modern classic, keenly sought after by foreign rescue boat operators, fully serviced to the highest standards.
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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.