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Watson 47 Ex RNLI Lifeboat

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Boat REF# 122743
This boat has been sold
Length 14.33m (47'0")
Year 1953
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 2 x diesel 0hp, Ford Baracuda (1953)
Lying Cardiff


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Extra Details

Designer George Watson
Builder Samuel White & Co, Cowes
Lying Cardiff
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 909.0 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/11/2007


Engine 2 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Ford Baracuda (1953)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


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Length 14.33m (47'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 1.30m (4'3")
Draft Max 1.30m (4'3")
Displacement 21,319kg (47,008.4lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Manual water system tick

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Fenders tick

1 anchors
(Folding Fisherman)
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

There is not a lot to be said about the qualities of a Watson Lifeboat. They were built to go to sea when other vessels could not.
This vessel has been converted for a liveaboard, however the project has been on hold for a couple of years due to the owners change of plans. There is still a lot to do, however the main structure is in place and she would make an interesting project to complete.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Watson 47 Ex RNLI Lifeboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith on 07968 375172 of Boatshed Wales. 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.