Certificate no 2298
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Pilot Vessel
Location Southampton
Vessel type Cruiser
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Thornycroft, J I & Co Ltd, Woolston, Southampton
Built in 1957
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.58 m)
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Length: Overall
70.25 feet (21.43 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


LEADER was built in 1957 as a Pilot Vessel by J I Thornycroft at Chiswick. She is of timber construction and was originally fitted with 2 Rolls Royce engines,but will now be fitted with 2 Leyland diesels. She initially worked out of Cowes and later Southampton. A new deck has been fitted and major hull work carried out. A total interior refit and repaint was underway in 2009.

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