Mersey lifeboat for sale in top condition. Boat is top maintained.
With a top speed of 17 knots, the Mersey was our fastest all-weather lifeboat to be launched via a tractor-borne carriage when she was introduced to the fleet in 1988.
Her launch and recovery system made her ideal for our beach-launching lifeboat stations.
The Mersey’s propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull. The tunnels, along with the main and two bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water and during beach recovery or slipway operations.
She is designed for offshore searches and rescue in calm or rough seas and has the power to tow large vessels to safety.
As with all of our all-weather lifeboats, the Mersey class is inherently self-righting. Should she capsize in severe weather, she will automatically right herself.
She carries comprehensive medical equipment including oxygen and full resuscitation kit, Entonox for pain relief, large responder bag and three different stretchers.
Efficiency and effectiveness
The Mersey carries a small X boat, which is an inflatable unpowered daughter boat. The X boat is manually launched and allows the crew to row to areas the Mersey cannot reach.
Her wheelhouse is set well aft and the sheer line of her hull is flattened towards the bow. And her mast and aerials can be lowered so that she can fit into a boathouse.
|Vessel type:||Life Boat|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||2 x Caterpillar 3208T marine diesel engines|
|Length over all:||11.62m|
|Fuel capacity:||1110 Litres|
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
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.