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Ex Lifeboat 35 Liverpool Class Single screw

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Boat REF# 144451
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.82m (35'6")
Year 1937
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp, Leyland 401 6.2 lt. 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Norfolk Broads


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Extra Details

Builder Groves & Gutteridge
Lying Norfolk Broads
Fuel capacity 318.2 ltr (70.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 10/12/2001


Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp
Engine make and model Leyland 401 6.2 lt. 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   low
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick

The engine & pumps have a fail safe system.
Approx 130 HP. The engine runs on White Diesel


LOA 10.82m (35'6")
LWL 10.29m (33'9")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 2.74m (9'0")
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Wood spars (2004)


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This was the last sailing lifeboat that was in service with a engine.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Paint finish

Total fuel = 70 gallons

Hull is made from Double Diagonal Hondoras Mahogany on a bronze / gunmetal keel


Cooker tick
Grill tick
Cabin heating tick
Non-Smokers tick

Under the fore deck is shelter for 4 + People

Wheel house can seat 3 people

The stove is a camping type.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Fish Finder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

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Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric Sea Wolf windlass
2 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

Broker's Comments

This ex RNLI Liverpool Single screw lifeboat was on station at Blackpool and is said that it carried out the last rescue under sail . It was in active service from 1937 untill it went into the reserve fleet in 1964.

It saved 32 lives while on station at Blackpool and the owner has alot of photographs and records including "Pathe News" of it being lunched by a member of the Royal Family.

The current owner has spent thousands of pounds restoring this historic vessel with attention to detail. The wheelhouse was built along with many other things during 2004. Also much of the side decks were replaced.

I stepped aboard this vessel and compared with todays modern lifeboat these were primative but reasuring to the seafearers that seeked there help.
The lifeboatman of that day had no where to hide from the weather, just there oil skins and cork life belts for protection.

Another interesting point that I noticed is that it was desgined to be launched from a beach plus be in shallow water, the shaft & propeller are protected by a wooden tunnel .

The boat is ready to undertake a sea voyage and having todays comfort of heating in the wheelhouse and modern navigation equipment.

Overall a very special vessel that needs good home to preserve a part of our history!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Ex Lifeboat 35 Liverpool Class Single screw has been personally photographed and viewed by keith of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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