Itchenor West Sussex UK
Orcades is a 9.1m P&O Liner Lifeboat Conversion. With recent updates throughout, Orcades is perfect for one or two.
She has an incredible history, much of it documented in a large box of memorabilia and paperwork. Now, she's one of the most characterful boats around.
Currently situated in Chichester Harbour, she's been lifted, antifouled, new anodes and ready to go.
She has a Perkins D6 engine, galley with fridge, microwave, hot water, and free standing mini hob.
A diesel air heater is fitted, but needs fixing or replacing. There's a multi-fuel stove which is perfect for keeping warm in all weathers.
The 'bedroom' is in the bow, with a full size double mattress, shelving, hanging space and a bespoke chest of drawers, there's more than enough storage space.
In the wheelhouse, there's a bath built into the sofa (it will need recommissioning)
With many windows and roof hatches, there's a lot of light in the boat.
Viewing is possible most days of the week with arrangement.
|Vessel type:||P&O Lifeboar (Steel)|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Perkins D6|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||9.10m|
|Hull colour:||Dark blue|
|Dry Weight:||10 metric tons|
Bow, main bedroom, double mattress with shelving, chest of drawers, hanging space
Standard liveaboard equipment:
Undersink 240VAC water heater
Diesel heater 5kW (not working)
Note: used to be gas hob, overn, I removed the gas in favour of shore supply electricity. Gas could be refitted.
Perkins D6 - starts and runs no problem. Some spares available. New, very large, battery.
Although she used to be junk rigged before I bought her. Maybe a project for someone with the skills!
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.