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Watson Lifeboat

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Boat REF# 2273
This boat has been sold
Length 12.70m (41'8")
Year 1938
Construction Wood
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 2 x diesel 47hp, 2 x Ford 4D Parsons (1974)
Lying Barry - Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Watson
Lying Barry - Wales
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Fuel capacity 834.0 ltr (183.5 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 416.0 ltr (91.5 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 47hp
Engine make and model 2 x Ford 4D Parsons (1974)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots


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Length 12.70m (41'8")
Beam 3.60m (11'10")
Draft Max 1.09m (3'7")
Displacement 13,500kg (29,767.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, generator


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Construction Wood
Finish Paint finish

Hull is heavy duty double diagonal wood, as you would expect from a Watson.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
70.00m (229'8") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a Watson 41 Ex RNLI Lifeboat. She has been converted by a professional boat builder, J McBeth of Penarth. Vessel is in outstanding condition, reflecting the owners dedication to looking after a vessel which could not be made today. She was voted Best Boat in the Poole Ex RNLI Rally.
See "more photos" to view 17 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Mike de Graaf of Boatshed Wales

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.