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Lifeboat Mersey class

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    We have two very recently retired Mersey Class lifeboats for sale so in excellently  maintained condition after just coming out of service.

    1) 1992 boat last refit November 2014

    2) 1993 boat last refit June 2014

    General Information

    • Year Built: 1993
    • Location: Ireland
    • Hull Material: Fiberglass
    • Builder:
    • Designer:


    • Length: 11.62 m
    • Beam: 4 m
    • Max Draft: 1.2 m
    • Displacement: 0 kgs


    • Number of Engines: 2
    • Engine Number 1:
    • Engine Model: 3208T
    • Engine Power: 560 hp
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Engine Hours: 0
    • Engine Number 2:
    • Engine Model: 3208T
    • Engine Power: 560 hp
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Engine Hours: 0
    • Drive Type: Direct


    • Fuel Tankage:
    • Water Tankage:

    General Information




    Year introduced to the RNLI fleet:

    Last built:

    Launch type: 
    Carriage, slipway or afloat


    Survivor capacity:
    Self-righting – 21
    Non self-righting – 43

    Maximum speed:
    17 knots

    Range / endurance:

     240 nautical miles


    Beam / width:

    Draught / depth:

    Displacement / weight:
    14.3 tonnes (maximum)

    Fuel capacity:
    1,110 litres

    2 x Caterpillar 3208T marine diesel engines; 280hp each at 2,800rpm

    Steering positions:
    2 – an elevated upper steering position for 360º views and one inside the wheelhouse

    Aluminium or fibre-reinforced composite (FRC)

    Number in fleet: 
    26 at stations and 5 in the relief fleet

    All lifeboats have a unique identification number.
    The first part indicates the class. Mersey class lifeboats start with 12 because they are almost 12m in length.
    The numbers after the dash refer to the build number. So the first Mersey built was given the number 12-001.
    A build number with three digits indicates a hull constructed of aluminium. Two digits indicate a hull constructed of fibre-reinforced composite (FRC).

    Communications and navigation

    • VHF (very high frequency) and MF (medium frequency) radio with digital selective calling (DSC)
    • VHF direction finder (DF)
    • global positioning system (GPS) with electronic chart system
    • radar



    Hull Structure

    The Mersey Class FCB has a 10
    metre waterline length hull,
    manufactured from FRC with
    inherent self-righting capability.
    All hull fittings, machinery and
    electrical fittings, appliances,
    tools etc., are well secured by a
    combination of nuts, bolts,
    drop-nose pins and shock
    cords to retain them in place
    should a knockdown or capsize
    The hull exterior has a soft
    nosed bow with reverse sheer. A spray rail protects the deck and wheelhouse from thrown
    spray when travelling at speed. A good working space is provided on the foredeck; the
    reverse sheer allows clear vision over the stern when the bow rises at speed.
    A fairly low freeboard permits the recovery of survivors from the water while giving enough
    height in the bow for good seakeeping. The hull has a round bilge and a semi-displacement
    form, with a tunnel stern and radiused transom.
    The keel has hauling shoes forward and aft which have ruffle holes to allow beach or
    slipway launch / recovery.
    The FRC boats have closed-cell rigid polyurethane foam buoyancy under the anchor in the
    fore peak and in the fore cabin sole.
    Adjustable trim tabs are fitted to either side of the centreline, under the stern and below
    the waterline in order to adjust the trim of the lifeboat to suit varying sea conditions, these
    are controlled independently from the wheelhouse helmsman's console and a parallel set
    of controls on the upper steering position instrument console.
    The hull is subdivided by four watertight bulkheads in five compartments.
    1) Fore Peak Cable Locker
    2) Fore (Survivors) Cabin
    3) Engine Room
    4) Oil Fuel tank Space / wheelhouse
    5) Aft Peak Steering Gear Compartment
    The rudders are twin semi-balanced spade type and propellers are four-bladed cast Nickel,
    Aluminium, Brass (NAB) The propeller shafts are fitted with Spurs type rope cutters.


    • Gps
    • Depthsounder
    • Marine head
    • Shore power inlet
    • Electric bilge pump
    • Radar
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Battery charger
    • Compass
    • Vhf
    • Plotter



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