Built of teak on oak frames by McLean of Renfrew, this 1941 Admiralty Lifeboat has been converted into a small cruiser with accommodation for four. Forward twin or double cabin and the saloon seating can convert to a double berth. Perkins 42hp diesel engine installed 2014 (manufactured 1977, ex MOD spare and not used), and has since completed over 700 hours. This five and a half ton Admiralty Lifeboat can cruise at 6 knots with diesel consumption of 4.2 litres per hour. Exceptional boat for £7,000 and a reasonable offer will be considered.
Forward cabin with V berths and infill to convert to a double berth. Opening deck hatch, under berth storage. Shelf with anchor chain and warp. Small sink with hot and cold water supply. Door through towards the saloon. This door is also used as the heads door. Heads compartment to port, galley to starboard.
In saloon to port, fore and aft seating with dining table. This can be converted to a double berth. Under seat storage and serving hatch to the wheelhouse. Steps up to wheelhouse.
Jabsco sea toilet
Two ring gas hob (grill not working)
Hot and cold water system
Traditional brass bound ships wheel with brass engine and gearbox controls
Single helm seat to port
Removable aft canopy with zipped aft and side sections on a stainless steel frame. The sides can be removed to leave the roof in place
U shaped seating with cushions and under seat storage
Engine instruments, RPM, voltmeter, water temperature, oil pressure, fuel guage
Lowrance HDS 5M colour plotter
Cobra DSC VHF radio
Perkins 4108 42hp diesel engine
Fuel consumption 4.2 litres per hour at 6 knots
Range 144 nautical miles
Engine compartment bilge blower ducting and fan
Shore power socket
Saloon hot air ventilation unit providing hot air from the engine
Electric extractor vents
Perkins 4108 installed 2014, engine hours 700
This engine was manufactured in 1977 then stored as an MOD spare but never used. It was purchased in 2014 and fitted to 'Betty Jean' in February that year. The previous engine was the same model and the following is a list of spares available with the boat,
Cylinder head, servicable with 4 injectors
Fuel pump overhauled 2012 in service until new engine fitted
Fresh water pump new 2012 in service until new engine fitted
Carden shaft, serviceable
JUR 4 rubber shaft coupling serviceable
Spare lube oil pipes and an assortment of fuel pipes
Spare set of steering wires
Alternator, new and unused
The engine is offset to port at an angle and is connected to the intermediate shaft by a rubber coupling which drives through a pillow block bearing (renewed 2018), then via a carden shaft with universal joints at each end, through a pillow block bearing (renewed 2018) to the tail shaft, and to the 142 phosphor bronze propellor.
Engine cooling is from a hull valve forward of the engine and an in-line filter and piped to the Bowman heat exchanger mounted to port of the engine. Cooling water is fed from the heat exchanger into the high lift exhaust that is piped via a waterlock to the port waterline.
The freshwater cooling system is a convential pressurised closed loop system with header tank, thermostat and belt driven pump piping water to the heat exchanger.
The fuel tank is located aft and fuel is piped to the engine via a water trap to the electric lift pump that is fitted with a return line.
Stainless steel pulpit
CQR anchor with chain and warp
Various warps and fenders
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Plastimo rescue ladder
Plastimo throw line
Built in 1941 by McLean of Renfrew for the Admiralty. The hull is of clinker design, teak planking fastened on to oak ribs with copper nails and rooves and with a massive bolted keel and keelson fitted with breasthooks for lifting, towing eyes, stringers and beam shelves, sawn floors and shaped rubbing strake. The keel is slightly hogged.
Externally the hull has a small fore, aft decks and side decks all renewed in 2007. The coachroof sides and GRP shethed plywood top were renewed in 2007. Also fitted at that time, new hardwood bilge keels on doubler planks with steel set down pads.
Small inflatable dinghy and Yamaha 2.5hp four stroke outboard included in sale
The owner purchased 'Betty Jean' in 2003 and has sailed this boat extensively from Rona in the north west of Scotland to Caernarfon in north Wales and all points in between.
Detailed log books have been kept by the owner from 2003 and also a file with all purchases during this time with details of suppliers.