Previous names

  • 1928 Linfar
Certificate no 2130
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Drifter
Location Brightlingsea
Vessel type Fifie
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Weatherhead, James, Eyemouth
Built in 1928
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
18.50 feet (5.64 m)
6.50 feet (1.98 m)
Length: Overall
56.00 feet (17.08 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1928 by James Weatherhead of Eyemouth, RIVAL 2 is a Fifie. She is a fishing drifter of Larch on Oak carvel construction with a Ford Mermaid diesel engine (originally a Kelvin 88). Under her original name, LINFAR, she was built for James (Pamfie) Jameson of Eyemouth. She was sold to Lossiemouth and renamed Rival II INS 133 later going to Wick when she was RIVAL II WK 123. She was owned by the late Bill Wiseman and Alistair Henderson in Wick. She was then bought as a pleasure craft and moved to Southampton and in the early 1990s she was moved to the River Orwell under new ownership from where she was bought by her present owner in 2007. RIVAL 2 is reputedly the first purpose built diesel powered motor Fifie in the Scottish fishing fleet and is one of only a handful of her type left. She is presently located in Brightlingsea, Essex and is used as a houseboat.

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