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Ex Pilot Boat 50

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Boat REF# 147746
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1992
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Engine 2 x Diesel 250hp, MTU (1990)
Lying Medway


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Extra Details

Designer Brooke Marine Ltd
Builder Brooke Marine Ltd
Lying Medway


Engine 2 x Diesel 250hp
Engine make and model MTU (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 56.0 ltr (12.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.43m (14'6")
Draft Min 1.79m (5'10")
Draft Max 1.79m (5'10")
Displacement 28,000kg (61,740.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This vessel was built by Brooke Marine in Lowestoft in 1969 as one of two prototypes for the RNLI Thames Class life boat. She was put to work as a pilot boat working the South Coast, salvaging boats which had run aground, due to her very solid build. As well as this she has been used as a crew boat and tug. She retired and was sold in 2006.


Cabin(s) 3
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

There is plenty of room down below decks for crew accommodation and stowage. Traditionally the aft-cabin would have housed the crew, the midships cabin would house the galley and general items and the forward berth would have been full of equipment and possibly some extra berths.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Fenders tick

2 anchors
(Stockless Ships anchors )
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Safety Equipment Details:
- Fire fighting equipment
- 8 man life raft

Broker's Comments

This vessel has had many commercial uses in its history due to its strong and sturdy steel build. It is very spacious Ideally this vessel would contiue to be used for commercial working use however could be converted into a domestic boat. Her interior includes a forward, midships and aft cabin which could be converted into a more aesthetically pleasing interior. This vessel will benefit from some TLC, The current owner motored her around from Southampton to Kent and he said that she handles really well. He felt that she is a very sea-kindly vessel and this is enhanced by the midships location of the engines.
There are a number of options this boat can be used for and is looking for a new life whether it be as a working or domestic boat. Her price reflects the fact that some money will be required to update her.
Have a look at the photos and the video coverage I have taken of this interesting vessel.

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

This Ex Pilot Boat 50 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. 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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