1981 ARUN 52 - EX RNLI LIFEBOAT (MCA CAT.2) FOR SALE IN GILLINGHAM

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For Sale:
Arun 52 - Ex RNLI Lifeboat (MCA Cat.2)
Location:
Gillingham
Price:
£115,000
Name:
Maximus
Build Year:
1981
Mainly Used For:

Lifeboat

CONTACT ADVERTISER
Simon Thomas [Trade]
  01273 515085

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Hull:
GRP-RIB
Length (metres):
15.85
Beam (metres):
5.18
Draft (metres):
1.52
Licence:
 
Engine:
Twin CATERPILLAR 3.408 TA engines, each rated at 485hp, connected to TWIN DISC reduction gearboxes, driving conventional shafts and propellers. The engines were extensively refurbished by EDECO in 2003 (for the RNLI) and, subsequently, has had a full review by current ownership in 2012, by the same company. Very few hours since work done, with approx. 1300 hrs total. Provision for generator installation.
Fuel: 500 gals (2250 litres) in two stainless steel tanks
Water: 100 gals (450 litres) in single polypropylene tank
Calorfier Tank: 10 gals (45 litres)
Performance: Max. 18.5 knots Cruise: 12 knots (25 gph) or 10 knots (10 gph) or 8 knots (6 gph) - owner reported consumptions.
Hydraulics:
 
Electronics:
24 volt engine systems with some 12v circuits served by 2 x banks of 12v H/D batteries.
240v ring main and battery charging system (8 outlets)
Invertor (240v 1.5Kw)
Other information:
Once the main stay Lifeboat serving the RNLI around the coasts of the UK and Ireland, the Arun is probably one of the most proven sea-going vessels in RNLI history. Introduced in 1971 and operational until 2008, 46 Arun's were built and this vessel was build no. 17 and previously named the 'Sir Max Aitken',
this vessel served in the Reserve Fleet before decommissioning in 2002. Many still operate as lifeboats around the world. The current ownership has carried out an extensive refit in the past 9 months including the hull stripped and 'Coppercoat' applied, interior improvements and modifications for accommodating crew and reportedly all systems have been checked and are servicable. This vessel currently has MCA certification to Cat. 2 (60 miles from safe haven) - MECAL survey Sept.'14.

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