This 1996 Rosborough RF-246 Wheelhouse is a pocket trawler that you won't want to miss!
This very desirable and hard to find boat is rare with the diesel option. This boat is easily trailered, yet is extremely stable and suitable for boating just about anywhere.
Powered by a single a very desirable Cummins 150 hp. Cruising at 6 knots is 1 gallon per hour and 10kts uses less than 3 gallons per hour. Runs great, and includes nice upgrades to include a custom tow ring, fender holders, remote control spotlight, newer Garmin electronics with HD radar, autopilot, trim tabs, windshield wipers, and bow thruster.
The boat is behind owners' condo located in Fort Lauderdale and very easy to show, give a call and we can get you on board!
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The Rosborough RF-246 Custom Wheelhouse is designed to be fully trailerable and utilize the most efficient power configurations available. Windows are tempered safety glass installed in fiberglass frames molded to suit the router cut window openings in the cabin and back bulkhead. Trim and wire coverings are teak wood and upholstery is durable fabric. Counter, dash, and furniture is trimmed in teak wood, oiled finish. The Atlantic sea hull combines the best features of East Coast designs. The center keel provides stability while the straight flat run aft ensures a good turn of speed economically. The full bow sections and shallow fore foot allow for both soft entry, and comfortable bearing up while heading into or running with the seas. The main floor panels are removable for access to the total bilge area for easy maintenance to tanks, pump, blowers, cables and wiring etc. Furniture components are all molded fiberglass, off-white gelcoat finish fastened in place with high grade stainless steel fastenings. The unique characteristics and capabilities of RF-246 make it the choice of the Canadian Fisheries & Oceans, Conservation and Protection Enforcement Department. RF-246 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS: RF-246 is a uniquely constructed craft incorporating many lamination and assembly techniques that set it apart from other boats. The main construction consists of five heavily laminated, one-piece molded fiberglass components: Hull, Floor - Furniture, Gunwale Deck, Dash Bulkhead and Superstructure. The Hull incorporates a gunwale flange around the total parameter. This inward flange is heavily laminated to provide exceptional stiffness to the hull and support for the deck and superstructure. The Floor stringer framing includes the forward Furniture liner, forward floor, main cabin and cockpit sole. The under-floor cavities on both sides of the center area of the hull are totally injected with closed cell expanded floatation foam from the transom to the main dash bulkhead area. The main Gunwale Deck is adhesed and mechanically fastened to the gunwale flange. It includes inner coamings and non skid surface molded in the gelcoat during lamination. The Superstructure includes wheelhouse, trunk cabin, windshield facets. It is molded to fit down into the inner coamings of the gunwale deck and is adhesed in place as well as through bolted w- stainless steel bolts. It is flanged inward at the top of the parameter and down the back ends for maximum strength and the attachment of the one piece roof and main back bulkhead. The Dash - Companionway Bulkhead is built to accept the one-piece sliding companionway door and operator console. It is a cored structure with flanges at the top and bottom and is fiberglassed and mechanically fastened in place. The companionway door is one-piece top and door that slides in high density polyethylene slider rails. The rear cabin bulkhead is a one-piece cored unit that is adhesed and mechanically fastened to the rear flanges of the superstructure. The main door is a large slider that is mounted to and slides in its high density polyethylene slider rails. Pilot doors on one or both sides of the wheelhouse are one-piece cored components that also are mounted in their high density polyethylene sliders. Outboard motor well is a one-piece molded unit adhesed and mechanically fastened to the gunwales and transom. Wheelhouse and main salon - cockpit floors are one-piece molded cored components that incorporate molded non skid surface. The steering and control console is a one-piece molded unit incorporating special areas for large electrical breaker panel, steering (hydraulic or mechanical), engine instrumentation gauges, etc. The console is easily removable as well as there being a large access panel in the main dash bulkhead to the wiring and console equipment. The roof is molded one-piece and includes non-skid surface and adhesives to the superstructure flanges, stainless steel fastened as well. The entire superstructure is treated with fire-retardant resin coatings. The entire bilge area is treated with fire retardant water barrier resin coatings. All adhesives are high-quality silicones and marine compounds. Gelcoats are isotyhalic salt-water-grade and initial skinning resins are special osmosis resistant polyester. Fire retardant resin coatings are waxed pigmented off white color. The fire retardant resin coating in the hull and bilge areas are a moisture resistant barrier as well. ROSBOROUGH BOATS: Rosborough Boats, a traditional Nova Scotia boat building company, has been producing quality vessels since 1979. Rosborough Boats are professionally constructed from all-fiberglass components to ensure the utmost in durability and low maintenance. The designs offer great stability, seaworthiness, comfort and safety with roomy, accommodating layouts and custom configurations. Various power options allow for individually tailored craft, providing utmost versatility for: Pleasure Cruising, Fishing, Diving, Search and Rescue, Police Patrol, and other Commercial uses. The extra steps and technology put into every unit by Rosborough Boats is an assurance of Quality.
RF-246 Custom Wheelhouse Specifications - Standard Equipment - Big T steering w- wheel - Stainless steel cleats, bow bitt, handrails & bow pulpit - 70 Imperial gallon aluminum fuel tank - Fuel gauge - Safety glass windows in FRP frames - Polyethelene door sliders & handles - Hi-lo table for V-berth - double - Stainless steel bow anchor roller channel - Illuminated compass - Stainless steel U-tow eye in stem - Head with manual marine toilet - Galley unit w- stove, sink & ice box - Water tankage 23 Imperial gallons - 12 volt interior domelights - 12 volt navigational lights - Two 3-inch bilge blowers - Cockpit floor scupper drains with caps (self bailing) - PVC rubstrips & spray rails - V-berth mattresses & center cushion - Anchor rope locker & deck plate - Sky hatch w- screen - 12 volt windshield wiper - Battery box w- vapour cover - Insulated engine cover with I-0 - LP gas bottle & locker - 11 gang marine breaker panel 12 volt - 12 volt bilge pump w- auto switch - Single trumpet horn - Two upholstered pedestal helm seats - Two pilot doors wheelhouse sides - Wheelhouse back w- sliding door - Extended roof over cockpit - Single heavy duty marine battery - Floatation foam - Seat storage box across transom (outboard models) Construction - One-piece hand-laid solid construction fiberglass with integral gunwale flange and stringer grid - Forward furniture liner and anchor rope locker of molded fiberglass are installed as integral with hull - The deck and floors are sandwich core with molded non-skid surfaces - Superstructure is sandwich core with non-skid surfaces to cuddy and wheelhouse roofs - Gelcoats and resins are highest quality polyester available - Interior finish coatings are waxed, fire retardant polyester - Fastenings are high grade stainless steel - All permanent assembly is with marine-grade polyester adhesives - All semi-permanent assembly is with high-grade silicone adhesives - Opening windows are aluminum frame manufactured - Rubguards, door sliders, and spray rails are poly-plastic - Through hulls are bronze with stainless steel ball valves below waterline - Fuel tank is marine-grade aluminum - Water and waste tankage are polyethelene RF-246 Custom Wheelhouse Power Options - Volvo Penta Sterndrive, Gas or Diesel 130 - 190 horsepower - Single or twin outboards (transom or bracket mount) - Mercruiser Sterndrive, Gas 135 -180 horsepower