'Stadats' is in working order, though would benefit from some updating of her accommodation. A fine vessel, with a full and interesting history, she now urgently seeks a new owner capable of using and maintaining her ready for the celebration of her centennial year.
'Stadats' is a converted Watson Class Lifeboat built as 'Frederick & Emma' in 1921 by Saunders of Cowes. She first served at Wick Lifeboat Station until 1938, her final call-out at Wick being to assist a downed aircraft, RAF Walrus L 12237.
During January 1939 she arrived at Amble Lifeboat Station, the first lifeboat to be received on the reopening of the station, which had closed in 1852. She has been converted and maintained by a professional shipwright and, since 1975, regularly appeared at East Coast Gaffers events.
'Stadats' spent time on the slip for Winter maintenance (2018/19).
Nelsons Boats, Donaghadee, are managing her sale.