Details of the Solent-Class Lifeboat 48

Solent-Class Lifeboat 48

€ 65.000,-

Bow thruster, generator, shore power, radar, plotter, AIS, autopilot, etc. Is in good condition.

  • 14,78 x 4,30 x 1,42 m.
  • 1969
  • Former commercial ship
  • Steel
  • 2 x Gardner 110 HP (81 kW) Diesel
  • 2 + 2
  • 195012
  • Ameland
Construction materialCorten steel
Hull shapeRound bilged
DeckSteel non skid
Rudder2 x
SteeringsystemMathway mechanical wheel steering
WindowsIn aluminium and portholes
Displacement27,000 kg.
Airdraft3.30 m.
YardGroves & Guttridge Ltd., East Cowes Isle of Wight
DesignerRoyal National Lifeboat Institution
Building number1007

This Solent-Class Lifeboat 48 was built as the first of a series of 11 lifeboats for the R.N.L.I. and was called "George Urie Scott". The Solent-Class Lifeboat 48 was the first series of lifeboats with a steel hull; until then a wooden hull was common. It was the last type designed by the R.N.L.I.

The Solent-Class Lifeboat 48 is built as a self-aligning lifeboat. What was new was that this was done by means of a watertight structure instead of a complicated system based on water ballast.

The "George Urie Scott" has sailed under the R.N.L.I. Operational Number 48-004. In the period 1969-1978 and 1985-1989 the location was Lochinver in Scotland and from 1979 to 1984 Rosslare Harbor in Ireland. A total of 50 actions were carried out, in which 6 people were saved.

The current owner of the Solent-Class Lifeboat 48, which has since been renamed "Highlander", has made both sea and domestic voyages. The hull was completely sandblasted in 2008. In November 2018, the underwater ship was again sandblasted and put in epoxy. The hull was also painted then. The superstructure was painted in June 2018.

MaterialMahogany interior
SaloonsWheel house, Front cabin with engine room and 2 - person, Aft cabin with galley
Berth2 + 2
Headroom wheelhouse2.10 m.
Headroom frontcabin1.90 m.
Headroom aftcabin1.70; Galley 2.00 m.
Bedsize front cabin2.00 x 0.80 m. (2 x)
Bedsize aftcabin1,85 x 2,10 (length x width)
ToiletToilet room with an electrical toilet and sink
TelevisionSolara flatscreen DVD-player
Cooking device3 - Flame gas cooker
RefridgeratorIndel 84 litres
HeatingWebasto Air Top Evo 3900 3.9 kW
Sliding hatchIn aft cabin above the galley
Brand / typeGardner 6LX
Power110 HP, 81 kW
Number of cylinders6
Cooling systemIntercooling
Year built1969
Number of engines2
Fueltank(s)817 Litres maintank and 263 litres daytank
Tank meterKDG for the maintank and daytank
Gearbox2 x Gardner mechanical, hydraulically controlled
Propulsion2 x Shaft
Cruising speed7 Kn.
Max. speed10 Kn.
ConsumptionAt cruising speed 7 liters per engine per hour
Instruments2 x Smith tachometer, 2 x Watertemperature, 2 x Smith oiltemperature, 2 x Smith exhausttemperature, 2 x Smith oilpressure, 4 x Gardner oilpressure
BowthrusterAmeq 15 HP
Engine control1 - Handle

The cruising speed of 7 Kn. is reached at 700 RPM and the maximum speed of 10 Kn. at 1,100 RPM.

Voltage12, 24 and 220 Volt
BatteriesTwo sets of 4 x 6 Volt traction batteries
Alternator2 x 24 Volt
BatterychargerMastervolt Mass 24/50 50 A.
GeneratorDG5500E 5.5 kW diesel (2008)
InverterSamlex Europe PST-150S-24E 1,500 W. and Victron Phoenix Inverter 24/350 350 W.
Converter24 - 12 Volt 20 A.
Isolation transformer1,600 W.
Control panelSchwitch panel
Voltmeter2 x
Ampère meter4 x
Watertank(s)100 Litres stainless steel
Waterpressure systemPressure barrel
Warm water80 Litres water heater (heated over the engine)
Anchor1 x 80 kg. and 1 x 30 kg.
Anchorwinch Electrically hydraulic
RailingSteel with stainless steel wire
OtherWith 100 meters of drag wire
Life raftSafeguard 4 - persons
Bilge pump2 x Electrical, 1 x on each engine with distribution over the compartments
Ventilator4 x Engine room, 1 x aft cabin, 1 x front cabin
Wiper4 x
Search light1 x
Watertight door3 x
Fire prevention1 x Fire extinguisher and an automatic fire extinguisher in the engine room
Gas lockerStainless steel with 1 bottle

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