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London Iron Co. RNLI Lifeboat Gaff Ketch

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Boat REF# 30346
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1902
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp, Lister (1998)
Lying Milford Haven


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Extra Details

Builder London Iron Co.
Lying Milford Haven
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Lister (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine fitted new during last refit, 1998-2004


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Wood spars (2004) with galvanised standing rigging (2004)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail North - Slab (2006)
Headsail - Furling (2006)
Other sails Mizzen (2006)

Gaff Ketch rig new in 2004.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

Chemical toilet

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric windlass
1 anchors
28.00m (91'10") of chain
28.00m (91'10") of warp
Anchor rode length estimated

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is not a yacht for the faint hearted!
If you were to purchase this vessel you would become the owner of a piece of our maritime heritage.
Built for the RNLI in 1902 by the London Iron Company, she was sponsored by the town of Oldham and thereafter served with distinction at Abersoch station, North Wales, until 1932. She was a sailing and pulling boat and when she left RNLI service in 1932 she was converted to a pleasure craft and her original engine fitted, we believe, at this time.
Her last owner, recently deceased, began a major refit in 1998 and this lasted until 2004. We are given to understand that her present motor, a Lister, was fitted during this refit, along with hydraulic lifting gear for her swing keel.
She would give the practical boat owning enthusiast a satisfying amount of work, to bring her up to a pleasing cosmetic standard however she is usable as she is. She is reported to sail very well (by a source independent of the vendor!) and could make an ideal live-aboard for someone who wants a roomy and characterful little ship for themselves and, perhaps, their parrot!
This vessel is keenly for sale and is now lying ashore having had a major tidy-up since the first photographs were taken..
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price will be considered.

This London Iron Co. RNLI Lifeboat Gaff Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Wales. 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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