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Seakers Yacht Brokers - Boat Details Richard Dunstone  Fleet Tender  £280,000 incl VAT.

Ref: SEKW 2448

Richard Dunstone 
Fleet Tender 
23.50 Metres 
6.90 Metres 
2.80 Metres 
14.00 Kg
Mirless Blackstone  
Engine Size
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Shaft Drive 
Fuel Type
Portland UK
Richard Dunstone  Fleet Tender 
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The Loyal Helper was built in 1978 at Thorne by Richard Dunston's shipyard. She is a helper class fleet tender whose life started in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service. Ruggedly constructed at 24m long and displacing 141 tones she is a very sea worthy and spacious vessel sitting flat on her anchors whilst other boats are thrown around at sea. The vessel is licensed to and can accommodate up to 12 passengers plus 4 crew comfortably.
Loyal Helper has ample deck space, the front deck has enough room to store various equipment and a bench to seat up to 12 divers comfortably as well as housing the deck crane, hydraulic line hauler, anchor winches and access hatches to storage holds. There are also access gates for divers to enter and exit the water via a ladder and a platform.
The upper deck and sun deck are accessed through the wheel house, benches and tables are situated on the sun deck and plenty of room is available for surveyors and spectators as well as barbecues and buffets.
The wheel house of the Loyal Helper has all of the latest navigation equipment including VHF radios, EPIRB, Radar, Depth Sounder, Colour Chart plotter, Navtex and Weatherfax.
The galley and adjacent mess room can cater and seat all passengers for meals. The mess also serves as a work room perfect for drawing up plans and collating research.
For relaxing there is a large saloon equipped with digital television and stereo systems. The area can be kept warm with its wood burner and electronics can be charged from the ample plug sockets available.
Below decks accessed via the saloon there are berths for 12 passengers plus crew. The passenger accommodation is separated into 2x2 bunk cabins, and 2x4 bunk cabins one of which is accessed through the other. The accommodation area also includes the forward cabin for crew, seating areas, storage, two wash basins and a mini bar.
The engine room contains a Mirlees Blackstone 330hp engine which can produce a maximum speed of 10.5knots, cruising at 10kts. Amongst the other machinery in the engine room there generators to provide 220v electricity and fresh water pumps. RV Loyal Helper also has an 18 inch/50hp bow thruster.

Navigation Equipment
2 x VHF
3 x Handheld VHF
2 x Radar
1 x Depth Sounder
Colour Chart Plotter

1 x Mirless BLackstone 330HP Diesel Engine
Bow Thruster (50HP)

5.3 tons of Fuel giving a range of 900NM

Main - 440V, 230V, 110V AC and 24V DC
Harbour - 440V, 230V, 110V AC and 24V DC
Hamworthy 13cfm Compressor

3.5 ton Fresh Water Tank

12 Berths: 2x2 Bunk Rooms, 2x4 Bunk Rooms
Full Galley
Mess Area
Saloon with Multi Fuel Heater
1 x Hot Shower
2 x Heads

Safety Equipment
Vessel is MCA Coded for 12 Passengers, valid until December 2022

Deck & General
RIB with 20HP Outboard Engine
Crane for RIB rated at 1.5T


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through this Brokerage, who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.