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Pilot Boat 51

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15.85m (52'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 290hp, Detroit (1975)



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Extra Details

Designer G L Watson & Co Ltd
Builder Alexander Robertson & Son, Argyle
Lying Nottingham
Fuel capacity 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/05/2015


Engine 2 x Diesel 290hp
Engine make and model Detroit (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 15.85m (52'0")
Beam 4.88m (16'0")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 26kg (57.3lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems


24 volt, 12 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick


This boat is in the process of re-fitting. The details given here relate to the anticipated design rather than that which is currently installed. Other layouts are possible for the new owner.


4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick


The current owner has berthed the craft on a river with low bridges. As such, the radar bridge has been removed to reduce air draught and is available with the boat.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick


Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Danforth, CQR)
40.00m (131'3") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick


6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 Electric)


The Pilot Boat also has an engine-driven fire pump with deck fittings that has the ability to pump out any compartment

Broker's Comments

With nearly 600 HP at your fingertips this is a seriously fun boat.

The current owner saw the potential to convert this craft into a comfortable liveaboard. A good start has been made and the forward cabin is taking shape. However, a change in circumstances has meant that completion will fall to the next owner. There is still much to be done and this leaves options open for personal style of fittings and design.

The forward cabin is wide and spacious with a heads en suite. Access to the aft cabin is via a vertical ladder which won't suit everyone. Once there, the cabin has great potential with a shower room attached.

The owner would also be interested in a part-exchange with a smaller boat.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Pilot Boat 51 has been personally photographed and viewed by Richard Thompson of Boatshed Grand Union. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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