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G L Watson Pilot Boat

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15.85m (52'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 300hp, Detroit (unknown year)



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Extra details

Designer G L Watson
Builder Alexander Robertson & Sons, Sandbank, Argyll
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 2,800.0 ltr (616.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 09/06/2011


Engine 2 x Diesel 300hp
Engine make and model Detroit (unknown year)
Engine hours Not Recorded
Engine cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Engine spares tick

Kubota 8VA generator
2 KW Inverter
Engine room camera system


Loa 15.85m (52'0")
Beam 4.88m (16'0")
Draft min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 26,000kg (57,330.0lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage In water

Electrical systems

24 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Dickinson Adriatic Diesel Stove that also provides central heating

2 burner Diesel cooker

Nav equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
Vhf dsc radio tick
Gps tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Tv tick
Computer tick
Dvd tick
Ais receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Laptop with external GPS aerial and plotting software included.
Digital Yacht Class B AIS Transponder

Deck gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim platform tick
Instrument covers tick

Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Danforth and CQR)
40.00m (131'3") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 Electric)

Engine Driven fire pump with deck fittings that also has the ability to pump out any compartment

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Lancashire are pleased to offer this very unique G L Watson designed 52' GRP Pilot Boat. She would make a brilliant live-aboard, work has already begun in converting her with a little required to complete. The owner will in the next few weeks complete the painting of the decks. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact me.

This G L Watson Pilot Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Simon of Boatshed Lancashire. 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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