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24m - Ex MOD Fleet Diving Tender

24m - Ex MOD Fleet Diving Tender Work Boats for sale in West Scotland at Boatshop24.co.uk
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Category:Commercial Boats
Subcategory:Work Boats
Sales status:available
Model:Ex MOD Fleet Diving Tender
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1974
Length:24 m/79 ft
Width:6.4 m/21 ft
Draft:2.3 m/8 ft
Engine manufacturer:lister blackstone - ers4mgr
No. of engines:1

Built in 1974 by Gregson & Chadcastle in Blyth for the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS), Instow was a dedicated dive support vessel. In 2003 she was purchased from the MOD by the current owner for commercial use. Just prior to decommissioning from the MOD she underwent an extensive refit & structural modification to further enhance her operational capabilities. Since passing to the current owner she has undergone regular & extensive maintenance. From her last slippage & refit (2014) she has been maintained under a “care & maintenance” basis. Despite her current external aesthetic finish she is structurally very sound & of a good operation status together with a range of on-board equipment.

To return her to Certification is not considered a major task.
- KH NUCLEUS 2 500R 23" RADAR (current scanner fault)


- RAYMARINE RL70CRC plus Chart Plotter/ GPS

- GARMIN GP32 Chart Plotter/ GPS



- Full GMDD System

- 2 x SALOR Handheld VHF

- KODEN CVS-833 Echo Sounder

- ISC NAV4 Speed Log

- Ships Compass

- RAYMARINE E12102 Gyro Compass

- SKANTI TRP7000/7203 HF SSB

- SALOR MF/HF Radio receiver

- ISC NAV4 Nav Text

- Electronic/ Paper Charts for West Coast of Scotland
- 24v DC System from 4x 12v batteries (245A/Hr capacity)

- PERKINS/ STAMFORD 60KVA 440v Generator

- PERKINS/ STAMFORD 40KVA 440v Generator

- 440V 3-Phase Shore Supply
- LISTER BLACKSTONE ERS4MGR 330hp engine powering a single three-bladed propeller through a conventional shaft.


Fuel: 5,500 Ltrs in 2 steel tanks

Water 7,700 Ltrs in 2 steel tanks


27 ltr/hr at 600RPM (Cruise Speed)
- 10 man Liferaft (EXP)

- 12 x Life Jackets (EXP)

- 6 x Life Buoys

- 14 x Hand Fire Extinguisher (Exp)

- GREENSOL fire suppresion system

- Bilge Punps: 1 x main engine, 1 x 440v, 1 x Diesel

- 12 x Immersion Suits

- 1 x SART (Exp)

- 1 x EPIRB McMurdo Auto Release (Exp)

- PA System


Entrance to accommodation main block is via main deck bulkhead doors (port & stbd) & down from the bridge. Through the main port entrance, turning aft, is the fully fitted GALLEY with sink/drainer, hot & cold water, 440V Range, separate grill, extractor hood, bench seating, table, forced ventilation & electric heating. Continuing aft is the MESS ROOM with extensive seating, under seating storage, forced ventilation, electric heating, TV & video equipment. Heading forward (from the galley) down the passageway is the ENGINE ROOM entrance (with Fire Suppression Controls adjacent) to stbd, SHOWER WET ROOM with pumped shower, air extraction, wash basin & electric heating to port, Head 2 with extraction to port, stairs to BRIDGE stbd, Head 1 with extraction to port, MASTER’S CABIN with single berth, washbasin, telephone, safe, cupboards, table, forced ventilation & electric heating to stbd, ENGINEERS CABIN with single berth, washbasin, cupboards, table, forced ventilation & electric heating to port. A storage cupboard terminates the passageway.

LOWER DECK (Hold No.1):

Down a hatch from the Main Deck (from the covered Shelter Deck) is the CREWS/DIVERS ACCOMODATION area with 4 single bunks, bench seating, hanging lockers, lockers, wash basin (hot & cold water), forced ventilation & electric heating.

LOWER DECK (Hold No.2)

Down a hatch from the Main Deck (from the covered Shelter Deck) is the DIVERS WORKSHOP area with work benches, lockers, cupboards, large sink (hot & cold water) Air Accumulators, Master Air Control panel, Remote Air panel & forced ventilation, COMPRESSOR ROOM with 2 Hamworthy 440V compressors, spares cupboard, control panels & air extraction, DRYING ROOM with air extraction & electric heating, LAUNDRY with washing machine, tumble dryer & freezer.


Two entrances (port & stbd) via the Bridge Gallery (Boat Deck) & one via stairs/hatchway from the Main Accommodation Block. The Bridge contains, main helm, engine telegraph, telephone, speaking tube (to engine room), emergency power switching controls, radars, autopilot, a vast range of coms equipment, a range of navigation kit, SART, chart table & charts. Behind the Bridge is the PYRO LOCKER.
- Electric Anchor Winch

- 3 x Anchor and chain

- Mooring lines and fenders

- Spare Ropes

Dive Equipment:

- 2 person Hyperbaric Chamber (Decommissioned)

- 2 x HAMWORTHY BP20V Compressors

- 8 x Large Air Accumilators (Out of test)

- Master Control/ Pressure regulator

- 3 x Remote Control/ Pressure regulator

- Parts/Spares Hold

- Battery Room

- Laundry

- Drying room

- Workshop Hold
Material hullsteelNo. of cabins3
No. of berths6WC & bathroomstrue
Waterline length22.80 metersDrive typeshaft drive
Hull typedisplacement
  • Other
  • Navigation lights
  • Showers
Simon Thomas Yacht Sales / Lochin Marine
Simon Thomas Yacht Sales / Lochin Marine
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