45ft ex Pilot Boat

Jones Of Buckie


ex Pilot Boat

Type: Motor
Age: Used
Year: 1980
Location: UK
Tax: Not Paid/Excluded
Price: 69500 GBP


David Cook Yachts

Fairlie Quay, Fairlie, Ayrshire KA29 0AS, Scotland UK

(+44) 01475 560236


45ft PILOT BOAT by Jones of Buckie, 1980 £45,000.00
LYING: Clyde
Designer: G L Watson, Builder: Jones of Buckie, Built to stand up to North Sea conditions as an Aberdeen Pilot Boat. Larch on massive oak frames, double stringers plus steel stringer at deck level, iroko laid decks, aluminium wheelhouse. They just don't build them as strong as this any more ! Survey approx 4 years ago reports all sound.

LOA: 45 ft, Beam: 14 ft (4.27m), LWL: 40 ft (12.19m), Draft: 6'5" (1.98m);
Displacement: 50706 lbs (22.63 Tons), Ballast: 2 tons. Fuel: 500 gallons (in 2 tanks)
Fresh Water: 80 gallons (1 x tank); Engine Oil: 50 gallons.

Single Gardener 8LXB, 172 hp 8 cylinder diesel engine, 700 hours from major rebuild by Gardner. Cruising Speed: 9 mph, Maximum Speed: 10 mph. 5.9 kva diesel generator in sound box.

6 Berth layout. Wheelhouse with 2 bench seat berths and ex-Lifeboat helmsman seat, mahogany splined laid wooden floor with steel hatch companionway to lower accommodation forward. Down vertical stairs to large galley to Port with Plastimo 2 burner, grill and oven stainless steel gas cooker; galley sink with H & C mixer tap, counter top refrigerator and locker stowage, overhead hatch, full height shelved storage locker. Heads compartment to Stbd with sea toilet, wash basin and shower. Forward into saloon with 2 bench seats/berths plus 2 pilot berths with individual book cases and crew stowage, central dining table, overhead hatch. Access via watertight steel door to chain & storage area forward. Finish throughout in burr walnut laminate with burgundy vinyl upholstery. Headroom 6'6”. Access aft from galley into engine room taking up the aft half of the vessel. Steel checker plate floors, work bench with vice, battery storage box and centrally the Gardner 8LXB 8 cylinder diesel engine - all laid out in best engineering practice. Full headroom.

Electronics & Navigation
Furuno radar
Furuno GPS
Furuno Chartplotter
Furuno Autopilot
Helm indicator
Sailor VHF radio
Sestrel compass
Navigation lights

2 x anchors
Anchor windlass
Warps & fenders
Stainless steel Stanchions, guardwires
Boarding ladder
Windscreen wiper
Safety gear
4 x Lifebuoys
First Aid kit
Search light
Gas detector
Bilge pumps
Pyrogen fire extinguishing system
Fire blanket, Fire extinguishers

Broker’s Comments
Here is an ex-pilot boat which has been maintained to a very high standard of engineering with attention to detail throughout. She makes an ideal go-anywhere personal vessel or indeed remains capable as a commercial craft as a tender, for personnel transportation or perhaps with some conversion into a diving boat or other use. Solid, sound and worthy of inspection.
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