Our Boats


We have been operating trips to the Farne Islands since 1974 and in that time we have had four boats, all named St.Cuthbert.


  At this moment in time we are running two boats, St.Cuthbert II and St.Cuthbert III.


  These two boats replaced St.Cuthbert (BK266)
and St.Cuthbert (LH102)


  For more information about our boats and details of the Life Saving Apparatus that we carry please click on the relevant boat's name above.

Abbreviations

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M.V. St.Cuthbert (BK 266)

Date of Build
1970
Builder
R. Dawson & Sons,
Seahouses
Material
Larch on Oak
Length
37 feet
Beam
11 feet
Draught
3 feet 6 inches
Dry Weight
7 Tons
Capacity
52 Passengers, 2 Crew
Engine
Kelvin R4
Gearbox
Kelvin
Power
76 SHP
Extra Info
Sold March 1987
to Seaham, County Durham

Now dismantled

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P.V. St.Cuthbert (LH 102)

Date of Build
1985
Builder
Lytchett Bay Boatyard,
Dorset
Material
5mm Grade A Steel
Length
38 feet
Beam
13 feet 8 inches
Draught
3 feet 6 inches
Dry Weight
10 tons
Capacity
66 Passengers, 2 Crew
Engine
Sabre Ford 120
Gearbox
Borg Warner Velvet Drive
Power
120 BHP
Extra Information
Sold January 1999
to Cork, Co. Cork

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P.V. St.Cuthbert II

Date of Build
1983
Builder
Gerrards of Arbroath,
Scotland
Material
Larch on Oak
Length
39 feet
Beam
15 feet
Draught
3 feet 6 inches
Dry Weight
11 Tons
Capacity
73 Passengers, 2 Crew
Passenger Licence
MCA Class VI
Engine
Sabre Perkins M185C
Gearbox
Twin Disc - 2:1 Ratio
Propeller
Four Bladed 24" x 22"
Top Speed
9-10 Knots
Liferafts
1 x 65 Person Inflatable
1 x 20 Person Rigid Type
Lifebuoys 4 x 2 Person
Lifejackets
75 Onesize-Fits-All Type
Electronics
Furuno Radar
Navman GMDSS VHF
Icom VHF
MLR GPS
PA System

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P.V. St.Cuthbert III

Date of Build
1989
Builder
R Dawson & Sons,
Seahouses
Material
Larch on Oak
Length
39 feet
Beam
16 feet
Draught
3 feet 8inches
Capacity
80 Passengers, 2 Crew
Dry Weight 12 Tons
Passenger Licence
MCA Class VI
Engine
Sabre Perkins M215C
Gearbox
PRM - 2:1 Ratio
Propeller
Four Bladed 28" x 19"
Top Speed 10-11 Knots
Power
215 BHP
Liferafts
1 x 65 Person Inflatable
1 x 20 Person Rigid Type
Lifebuoys
4 x 2 Person
Lifejackets
82 Onesize-Fits-All Type
Electronics
Furuno Radar
Navman GMDSS VHF
Icom VHF
MLR GPS
Colour Echo Sounder
Cellular Telephone
PA System

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  Abbreviations Used Here

BK
Berwick-upon-Tweed - Fishing Boat Port of Registry
BHP
Brake Horse Power - This is the power of an engine at the crankshaft, 
normally before it enters the gearbox
GPS
Global Positioning System - A form of satellite navigation
LH
Leith - Fishing Boat Port of Registry
MCA
Marine & Coastguard Agency - A government agency which licences passenger
vessels in the UK.
M.V.
Motor Vessel
PA
Public Address
P.V.
Passenger Vessel
SHP
Shaft Horse Power - This is the end power at the propeller unlike BHP (q.v.)
VHF
Very High Frequency - normally in marine terms this refers to a
radio telephone
E&OE. All measurements are approximate and are only provided here to give the reader a rough guide to dimensions, etc. Engine Horsepower is the maximum horsepower of the engine, the actual horsepower is normally lower to match restrictions on shaft size etc.,

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