Brooke Marine Custom RNLI ex-Esperance Port Authority Pilot Boat


Price
AU $89,000 Ono Finance
Currency
Length
44' 3" - 13.50m
Use
Cruising, Off-shore Fishing, Commercial
Vessel Location
Greens Beach Tasmania
Launch Year
1970 approximate
Hull Material
Steel Aluminium superstructure

Ex-Royal National Lifeboat Institute all-weather lifeboat known as a 'Waveney'-Class.
Self-righting in 6 seconds from 180 degree inversion.
6 watertight bulkheads, 6 watertight doors and hatches, and double bottoms under engine room.
Steel hull, (corten steel throughout) aluminium superstructure. Number 3 of 22 (44-003) built for rescue service by the RNLI. (USCG built 110 of these under the desig. : "MLB44" (see YouTube or google 'MLB44'. "Motor Lifeboat". )
Classified by RNLI as 'having no known weather limitations'. Stationed at Great Yarmouth UK on the North Sea for 17 years, deck-cargoed to Sydney for service in Volunteer Marine Rescue, then sailed 2,000 miles to WA as Pilot Vessel for Esperance Port Authority. Currently offshore Safety Vessel for Tamar Yacht Club, Derwent Sailing Squadron and RYCT (Launceston-Hobart Race, Van Dieman Circumnavigation, yachts transiting Bass Strait. )
Kept continuously at 5 minutes' notice for sea for past 8 years (except in drydock). Ready to go, fuel tanks kept at 90-100%.

LAYOUT:
Wheelhouse with weatherproof aft cover, watertight door to companionway ladder to crewcabin. Wheelhouse is self-draining.
Crewcabin has comms., nav. Station, galley with sink and small stove, switchboard.
From crewcabin aft, watertight door to engine room. To starboard, door to toilet compartment.
Forward of crew cabin, watertight door to for'd survivor cabin ( 2 bunks). Escape hatch.
From forward survivor cabin for'd, watertight hatch to chain locker.
Aft of wheelhouse and past towpost and deck-stowed towropes is watertight door to aft survivor cabin (2 bunks, currently used as emergency equipment store for rescue gear (not included in
sale))
From aft survivor cabin, watertight door to lazarette
All 3 cabin deckheads are lined with cushioning and insulating foam to prevent injury in case of capsize and to reduce cold weather effects on hypothermic
survivors
All 3 cabins and wheelhouse have hot-air distribution from engine heated waterpipes and fans.
Wheelhouse roof has small bolted (removable) section at aft end to enable vertical crane lift direct onto engines (through bolted deck hatch), for rapid engine change-out.
Many more safety features too numerous to mention here.

Due to research and design, vessel is incredibly manoeuvrable and a joy to handle.
This boat can be taken out in conditions when every other vessel is heading home - see YouTube "Waveney Salvage Port Sorrell". For in-depth scrutiny of vessel, google "Dangar Marine", and select "Lifeboat". For video of this class of vessel in 30ft breaking surf, google website "MLB44".


Price
AU $89,000 Ono    Finance   
Vessel Name
RNLB KHAMI
Launch Year
1970 approximate
Length
44' 3" - 13.50m
Beam
4.2
Draft
1.3
Displacement
18 tons
Vessel Location
Greens Beach Tasmania
Region
Tasmania
Registration
Tba
Rego Expiry
04/11/2022
Designer
RNLI/USCG
Builder
Brooke Marine
Hull Material
Steel Aluminium superstructure
Decks Material
Aluminium
Engine
V8's 3208's, naturally aspirated (not original engines, which were Cummins). Twin Disc gearboxes. 50mm s/s shafts.
Engine Make
Caterpillar
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
420 (210 hp each)
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
2900
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
1100
Fuel Consumption
16 litres/hr at 8 knots (both engines) 40 at 11 knots (9 litres/hr at 6.7 knots).
Max Speed
14knots
Cruise Speed
8-9 knots
Propulsion
Props 4-bladers
Genset
Lombardini 2-cyl diesel 24v 'get-you-started' emergency generator
Fuel
1,350 litres. (Port and stbd main tanks with cross-overs, and reserve tank. ) All interchangeable
Water
200 litre bladder tank
Accommodation
2 bunks, forecabin.
2 bunks aft cabin (removable double bed)
Cabins
3
Berths
4
Toilet
New (unused) camping Porta Potti
Air-Con
Forced draft hot air all cabins
Galley
Single burner portable stove. Sink. 12v FW pump from bladder tank or 20 litre rainwater drums.
Stove
Small gas stove
Ground Tackle
Muir 24v Elec winch; 1 X 20kg, 1 X 70 kg anchor
Danforth and CQR; 90M X 10MM chain
Safety Gear
4 SOLAS lifejackets
EPIRB
Derrick for recovering MOB
V-sheets
Flares
2 lifebouys, (1 with light, 1 with 15 m lanyard)
Liferaft
Bilge Pumps
2 X engine-driven Jabsco off each engine; salvage pump driven off port engine
Life Raft
Yes 4 man.
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes in date
Fire Protection
Fixed fires mothering in engine room, fire extinguishers in each cabin. Fire Control Panel in w'house
Electrics
24v system throughout. Stepdown inverters for 12v VHF and charging, and CODAN. HF radio.
Extensive array of floodlights and searchlights.
Engine room forced draught fan
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine Plotter/Radar/Sounder in crew cabin, 2nd set in wheelhouse.
TMQ autopilot.
Capsize switches.
Fire alarm panel
Bilge alarms engine room
Remarks
Although not currently in Commercial survey, she remains in full operational order. Built as tough as they come.
Perhaps the ultimate offshore recreational fishing boat.
Will deliver to VIC, NSW, QLD, SA by seperate arrangement.
Selling for personal reasons not associated with the vessel.

See YouTube : "Dangar Marine", "Lifeboat", for complete 'walk-through' of vessel with live commentary.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Rowlie Walker
Telephone
City / Suburb
Greens Beach
State
Tasmania
Country
Australia


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