Sailing BoatsClassic Sailing BoatsSaunders of Isle of Wight45ft Baltimore Class RNLI Lifeboat
Bought by the present owner in 1965 as a bare hull, he fitted her out. Due to her unusual hull shape, the conversion had to be done in a clever way in order to maximise the internal space. She has an enormous cockpit, very deep and safe, plus an interior with 7 berths. The deck space with ample room to move around and work the rig from.
Built by S.E. Saunders of Cowes for the RNLI in 1921, known as the Baltimore Class life boat, a sailing life boat with auxiliary power. During her time in service she saved 98 lives. She is now listed on the National Historic Ships register.
She needs a good wind to get going but will carry her canvas into very heavy weather and will look after her crew through anything.
Length on Deck 45′
Gross tonnage 15.26
Planked in double diagonal Honduras mahogany fastened together with copper rivets. Heavy oak frames 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.
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ManufacturerSaunders of Isle of Wight
Model45ft Baltimore Class RNLI Lifeboat
Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
SaleOn behalf of customer
Sales statusunder offer
Length13.71 m/45 ft
Width3.81 m/13 ft
Draft1.07 m/4 ft
No. of engines1
Fresh water capacity60
No. of cabins4
No. of berths7
WC & bathrooms1