- 1961 - 1989 Laura Moncur
- 1989 - 2012 Chizz
- 2012 Laura Moncur
LAURA MONCUR is a Watson 47 lifeboat built by Groves and Gutteridge of Cowes Isle of Wight in 1960. She is of double diagonal construction, has a mahogany hull and is powered by twin Gardner 5LW diesel engines.
The vessel was built for the RNLI and went into service in June 1961 at Buckie, Scotland where she remained in service until 1984. After 4 years in the RNLI relief fleet she was sold out of service in 1988.
LAURA MONCUR was the first Watson 47 class to be converted to be self-righting, undertaken in 1971/1974.
She was relaunched in May 2015, following a 2.5 year restoration.
Built by Groves and Gutteridge of Cowes Isle of Wight for the RNLI
Arrived on station at Buckie, inspected by HM The Queen
Sent to W Osbourne's yard at Littlehampton for conversion to inherent self righting
Returned to duty following conversion
Transferred to RNLI Reserve Fleet
Sold out of service
Purchased by present owner
Launched after a 2.5 year restoration
A Sustainability Award of £1000 towards the costs of restoration was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK
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