|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Suffolk Suffolk UK|
Stadats , a converted Sailing Lifeboat, makes a very practical home afloat.
Lifeboat vessels like this are unusual in their shape and the conversion has been done in a clever way in order to maximise the internal space. She has an enormous deep and safe cockpit. The deck space is very generous despite the large coach roof, Inside there up to 7 berths.
Bought in 1965, as a bare hull, fitted out with the new deck and coach roof, new engine, rig and interior fit out, she was then used as a live aboard for many years and as a family yacht, cruising the east coast and taking part in the traditional regattas.
The sailing performance is not her strong point, she needs a good wind to get going and she is certainly not the fastest, but she will carry her canvas into very heavy weather and will look after her crew through anything.
Strength, weight and stability.
She is presently kept on a mudberth under a large cover her rig/ mast unstepped.
|Vessel condition:||good, converted for live aboard|
|Vessel type:||single wooden displacement hull|
|Builder:||S.E.Saunders of Cowes|
|Model:||Baltimore Class Lifeboat|
|Registry:||National Historic Vessel|
|Class Society:||Old Gaffers|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Perkins S6M|
|Fuel Consumption:||1 Gallons Per Hour|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||6 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||10 Knots|
|Length over all:||47'|
|Length of deck:||45'|
|Length at waterline:||44'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||15 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||60 Gallons|
Generous headroom throughout. 7 berths, with a large double owners cabin.
Step down from the cockpit into a passageway offset to starboard past the engine space.
Starboard pilot berth in the passageway under the deck head.
Large chart desk and storage area on top of the engine box.
Forward into the main saloon, very wide open space with ample headroom. Single settee berth to starboard. Double settee berth to port. A dropleaf saloon table in the centre.
Forward into the galley with a Flavel 2 burner gas stove, with oven and grill. Work surface either side with stowage for crockery and shelves. Gas powered fridge under the work surface.
Starboard side is a large work surface area with a single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water.
Forward in the fore peak which has loads of stowage, a bosuns stores and a single berth to port.
The owner’s cabin is on the port side of the engine box, accessed through a passage to port at the base of the companion steps. Large double berth when folded down with full standing headroom.
Heads compartment is at the entrance of the owner’s cabin with a Jabsco sea toilet.
Planked in double diagonal Honduras mahogany fastened together with copper rivets.
Heavy oak frames at 30″ centres fastened with copper.
Solid teak back bone with heavy iron strap floors.
Deck is 3/4″ marine plywood, sheathed externally and painted in deck paint.
High toe rail all round set on the galvanised stanchion bases.
1.5″ Honduras mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck
Large self draining cockpit with seating either side and vast lockers beneath.
Thick cork rubbing band all round is a throwback to her working life and gives stability in heavy weather.
Wheel steering from aft cockpit. Binnacle with single lever controls.
All navigation lights.
Engine is sited in a large soundproofed engine box, forming a corridor forward to the saloon.
Perkins S6M 100hp, 6cyl diesel installed new in 1965.
MR10A gearbox with single lever controls.
A large fixed 3 blade bronze propeller in a tunnel (as with most RNLB’s).
100 gallon steel fuel tank under cockpit sole
60 gallon galvanised steel water tank under saloon sole.
4 x 12 volt domestic batteries.
2 x 12 volt engine start batteries. Charged from engine alternator.
Gaff ketch rig on solid varnished wooden deck stepped masts.
Solid varnished wooden booms and gaffs.
Well oiled galvanised standing rigging conectted to internal galvanised steel chain plates.
Tan coloured main sail and mizzen made by James Lawrence of Brightlingsea, in good condition: Stay sail, genoa and mizzen stay sail in terylene.
2 manual bilge pumps and an engine driven bilge pump.
All around the decks Stanchions and guard wires.
Self draining cockpit.