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Old 14 October 2013, 03:12   #1
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Ex RNLI Y class sib wanted.

Hello all,

The Thames Auxiliary Marine Service are looking to purchase an ex RNLI Y class or B Class sib.

I am waiting to hear from the RNLI itself but we need one sooner than later so we thought we would try here.

I'm hoping someone may know of one for sale in the U.K. If anyone hears of one going could you please P.M me. We would be very grateful.

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Old 14 October 2013, 03:23   #2
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Join the queue! These are very scarce now, RNLI have not released any for nearly 3 years and they are difficult to find, been looking myself for a reasonably priced one for that time. Only one has been offered on here in a long time (sold a couple of months ago and was very clean but a little out of my price range). There was a very tired, scrappy one in London in the summer and an OK one in the wilds of Scotland in summer - that was unsold at the time. There may still be the one in Norfolk too but that was very worn and the bloke selling it was rather, errr, 'difficult' to deal with so it may still be there...

If you can up the size a D Class will be easier to find and may be more suited for the Thames.
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The B Class was a RIB.

As max says you'll find a D Class easier than a Y Class.

There is a tired but even rarer C class for sale here: ex C class lifeboat | eBay

RNLI used twins on tiller, but I believe they were a bit of a handful for the crew, and very tiring to use.
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Ex Navy RHIBs

Are either of these of interest, one ex Australian Navy the other ex US Navy.
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Are either of these of interest, one ex Australian Navy the other ex US Navy.
You selling this pair mr ???regards Steve
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Ex navy RHIBs ?

Thanks for the response Steve,

Would be interested in selling either one or both if the price was mutualy agreeable.

The one with the Australian Navy insignia on has a 200hp volvo pent turbo dual prop, the other ex US Navy has no motor, or instruments, etc, but the hull and tubes are in excellent condition been in dry storage for the last 5 years.

As mentioned previously on this forum I have a Mercury 220hp outboard in VGC which could be fitted to the RHIB that hasn't got a motor.

Interested in negotiating a collect price pm me.

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Old 23 October 2013, 03:11   #7
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LOL! You won't be chucking that in the back of an ambulance or carrying it down the beach with two people!

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We will launch off a slipway in Greenwich usually. If we have to launch in other locations then we will put it in the back of an ambulance that we sometimes use. If personnel on the day can't drive or find a driver we will hire an estate mini cab to get us as close to the launching location as possible. It may have to be carried the last few hundred feet or even meters by hand and inflated on the foreshore or riverside.
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