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Watson class lifeboat City of Bradford II free to a good home

Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis has alerted us to the news that the the Watson class lifeboat City of Bradford II is available free to a good home.

The 45ft lifeboat served on the Humber from 1929 1950, and during WWII won two RNLI gold medals as well as silver medals.

The boat is unfortunately in poor condition cosmetically and mechanically; both her Ford Parsons Barracuda six-cylinder diesels need attention or replacing and her decks and superstructure need attention, but her hull is said to appear relatively sound, as boat remains afloat.

The original forward and aft cuddys remain, although she has an added wheelhouse. She’s afloat on Strangford Lough, County Down, and would need to be towed or road trailed away.

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Refurbished 12ft clinker Nick Smith-built launch for sale

This 12ft clinker-built motor launch is for sale by Salcombe trained traditional boatbuilder Nick Smith following a 183-hour refurb. Nick was an apprentice with Edgar Cove starting in 1976, so he’s part of of a long heritage and so is the boat…

The final picture above shows her on her launch at Cowes in February 1991. She has a trailer and a Stuart Turner engine, which has also been restored by an expert. Overall, he describes her as ‘splendid’ and possibly just right for pottering and picnicking on the Thames.

Buy her via eBay.