Dive Boat Rib Rescue Boat For Sale – 0.99

Filed in for sale by on January 20, 2015


A Souter Class Rigid Inflatable Lifeboat built for the R.N.L.I. in 1982 by W.A. Souter and Son Limited of Cowes, Isle of Wight. The rigid hull and deck are constructed from veneers to a very high strength specification. The deckhouse is constructed from marine grade alloy, and is securely bonded to the deck. The inflatable sponsons are of high grade reinforced neoprene. The power source is by twin Caterpillar 3208TA Diesel Engines, rate at 344 h.p. R 2800 r.p.m . The gearboxes are Borg Warner 73, 1:1 Direct Drive with clutch assembly. The propulsion system is by the way of twin Parker PP140 Jet Drive Units. Top speed of the vessel is approximately 23 knots, consuming approximately 25 g.p.h.DIMENSIONSOverall Length 39’9”Length of Rigid Hull 34’6”Overall Beam 14’0”Beam Rigid Hull 11’4”Main Draft 30”Displacement 10 TonsBottom Constructed from cold, moulded veneers, this was tested and inspected over whole both outside and in. However, it was not possible to gain access to all areas owing to the carriage support design and the internal fuel tank arrangements. The bottom was found to be good and sound with no apparent evidence of damage. The moisture count of the material taken over the outside was minimal, however no delamination was evident, and is not likely to affect the structural integrity of the hull in the near future. The anti-foul paint is new and reported as two coats over fresh resin & gelcoat. inflatable sponsons were tested only as far as possible and appear good with slight evidence of leaks in the port aft sponson. It was not possible to pressure test these sponsons during the survey. However, it is recommended that periodic tests are undertaken. The rubber protective mouldings found in good condition. The inflation valves to the sponsons were tested as far as possible and all appear good.The inflatable sponsons - with inner tubes - are of high grade reinforced neoprene.Fitted with new dust caps.DeckConstructed from marine plywood and covered with Grp with non-slip paint. This is integral to the rigid hull construction, and is intended to water shed. The deck is good and sound and is designed to form the rigid hull into a total buoyancy compartment. The two access hatches positioned on the aft deck are constructed from marine grade alloy and are securely fastened and sealed.Deck-HouseConstructed from marine grade alloy and is structurally integral as a unit, and is well fastened and sealed to the deck. Main access is gained by way of an aft facing door that can be sealed tight by way of securing dogs. A forward escape hatch is positioned on the portside in forward cuddy and again this is securely fastened and sealed by way of quick release dogs.wheelhouse is fitted with hot air heating via heat exchanger unit supplying hot air to frd cabin & wheelhouse.Ports and WindowsAll secure and sound with no evidence of leaks, and are all built to an extremely high specification, utilising heavily reinforced glass. The forward facing windows are de-misted by way of ducted hot air.Deck Fittings and EquipmentAll fittings and equipment are extremely heavy, well fastened and sealed to the deck with very little evidence of any movement. It is advisable though, on a yearly basis, to check all deck fittings and equipment for bonding, looking at bolt tension and seals.Hand Rails and Safety GrabsAll strong, secure and sound with new safety grab ropes on both sides. GROUND TACKLEAn anchor of adequate weight is securely positioned on the foredeck, and prior to use must be connected to the anchor cable that is contained in a locker on the foredeck. If the anchor is to be used, the design is such that the cable must first be fed down the hawse pipe and then brought inboard and connected to the anchor. Recovered by means of 24v windlass..STEERINGA Hypro Marine hydraulic system is installed and appears to operate well and rudder indicator in good order.DeckConstructed from marine plywood and covered with Grp with non-slip paint. This is integral to the rigid hull construction, and is intended to water shed. The deck is good and sound and is designed to form the rigid hull into a total buoyancy compartment. The two access hatches positioned on the aft deck are constructed from marine grade alloy and are securely fastened and sealed.Deck-HouseConstructed from marine grade alloy and is structurally integral as a unit, and is well fastened and sealed to the deck. Main access is gained by way of an aft facing door that can be sealed tight by way of securing dogs. A forward escape hatch is positioned on the portside in forward cuddy and again this is securely fastened and sealed by way of quick release dogs.Ports and WindowsAll secure and sound with no evidence of leaks, and are all built to an extremely high specification, utilising heavily reinforced glass. The forward facing windows are de-misted by way of ducted hot air.Deck Fittings and EquipmentAll fittings and equipment are extremely heavy, well fastened and sealed to the deck with very little evidence of any movement. It is advisable though, on a yearly basis, to check all deck fittings and equipment for bonding, looking at bolt tension and seals.Hand Rails and Safety GrabsAll strong, secure and sound with new safety grab ropes on both sides. GROUND TACKLEAn anchor of adequate weight is securely positioned on the foredeck, and prior to use must be connected to the anchor cable that is contained in a locker on the foredeck. If the anchor is to be used, the design is such that the cable must first be fed down the hawse pipe and then brought inboard and connected to the anchor. Recovered by means of 24v windlass..STEERINGA hydraulic system is installed and appears to operate well and rudder indicator in good order.POWER CONTROL SYSTEMSThe Control Systems are very complex and appears to be a system that is controlled by morse Teleflex cables via solenoids and driven and driven by hydraulics , two morse teleflex cables had recently been renewed, the hydraulic pump for the buckets was tested & found satisfactory.ENGINE MONITORING SYSTEMSThe following figures were recorded: at r.p.m. of 2500 on both engines, the engine oil pressure was recorded at 65 p.s.i. and 65 p.s.i. on the starboard engine. The gearbox oil pressure was recorded as 160 p.s.i. on the port engine and 160 p.s.i . on the starboard engine. The water temperature was recorded as 80’c Both engines are well alarmed and will both visibly and audibly alert the coxswain to either high coolant temperature or low oil pressure. It was not possible to ascertain as to whether there was an automatic cut-out should the alarms be activated. Current engine hour meters recorded at Port 841 hrs Starboard 876 hrs,ELECTRICSThe vessels electrics have been installed to a very high specification via a distribution panel placed in the engine space on the port side and a circuit breaker panel placed in the forward cuddy. All electrics were tested as far as possible and appear good however, the batteries reported new in July 2014 where well installed . The batteries appear to be in good condition, All wiring circuits, looms and equipment were tested as far as possible and all appear good with circuit breakers activating on overload.Shore power connection to 240 v ac with a ring main run around the wheelhouse & cabin. New 24 v battery charger installed in the Eng room.Built in 240 v , A new Air Compressor for inflation of the Sponson tubes.NAVIGATIONAL AIDSThe majority of the navigational aids are in place & running and tested namely 1 x ICOM IC-M40/euro VHF 1 x Furuno Radar 1 x Koden CVS-106 Echo sounder 1 x Raytheon Raychart 626 GPS plotter 1 x Sestral magnetic steering compass It is advisable that the compass be re-swung prior to operation. 1 x Airhorn 12v Fuel tank level indicators, Entertainment radio with SD & USB, 1 set Window wipers 24v, 1 x new Francis searchlight of 24v FUEL SUPPLYThere are two tanks of approximately 70 gallons each positioned beneath the floors forward and are filled by of two deck fillers that are positioned on the starboard side of the deck-house forward. The fuel plumbing arrangements are to a very high specification with adequate filters and shut-off valves. All supply pipes are in copper.SEACOCKSAll seacocks were inspected only as far as possible and all appear to operate well although the operation is stiff. It is recommended that these be inspected and serviced prior to operation.BILGE PUMPSThere was 2 x 2inch pumps installed in the engine compartment & 2 installed in the steering compartment both engine compartment pumps where tested to satisfaction.ANODESAll anodes have been well installed and bonded and appear to work well reported new in August 2014.SAFETY ARRANGEMENTSThe installed safety arrangements are in accordance with the R.N.L.I. specification. The engine compartment is well ventilated and exhausted by way of extractor fan. All air-takes into the engine space are capable of external shut-off. There is a permanently installed automatic/manual Haylon system, that discharges directly into the engine space in the event of fire, this system should be serviced prior to operation and a dated test card provided. All other fire extinguishing systems that were aboard this vessel have been removed and it is therefore recommended that new fire extinguishers be installed to comply with regulations. There were no pyrotechnics, lifebelts, life jackets or life rafts aboard this vessel and it is highly recommended that all items be introduced prior to operation.MAINTENANCEThe vessel has just undergone a 3 month general maintenance program ashore by owners own team, This vessel was surveyed and tested only as far as possible. The general condition is considered good. The vessel has been built to an extremely high specification as to structure and safety as specified by the R.N.L.I. Provided this vessel is well maintained and the various recommendations contained in this report are carried out, it is considered that this vessel can be utilised for many years of useful service. FAIR MARKET VALUATION.After carefully researching the RIB market and the condition of the vessel it is in our opinion that the vessel should be valued 52,000 fifty two thousand pounds sterling. and for insurance purpose well in excess of this.CONDITION OF SURVEYThis is not a warranty and, whilst every care has been taken to render a true and accurate report as to the general condition of the vessel, the surveyor does not accept any responsibility for any faults or defects hereafter found. This report only covers those areas inspected by the surveyor

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