Humber 5m Inflatable with Yamaha 40hp 2 stroke and TrailerVery good condition
The first Humber inflatable boat was conceived in the early 1960s
by Frank Roffee. A caravan maker by trade and a keen diver, Roffee had the idea
of making an inflatable boat for his dive club, its versatility was recognized
by professional organisations demanding the ultimate in performance and
dependability from a craft of this size. For over two decades this model
range has been the preferred choice of the British Antarctic Survey who
operate in adverse Antarctic weather. Testament indeed for Humber’s versatile,
rugged, high quality and durable products.
As with most conventional inflatable
boat, these craft have been designed to cater for tiller steering operation
making them highly manoeuvrable whilst greatly increasing deck area for further
passengers or equipment. Significant savings on purchasing steering consoles,
remote systems, cables and the maintenance cost of these items make this a very
economic boat to own.
These boats are extremely tough. Made from Hypalon rather than PVC they
will outlast the majority of other inflatables. The marine plywood floor is capable of taking very heavy weights and they are often used as workboats. The Yamaha 40hp Two Stroke engine powers the boat nicely and pumps water well. When I bought this boat I was told that the engine had been owned by a dive club which used it only as a reserve engine. As such, it has minor cosmetic marks on the cover but, as the photos show, the engine appears in extremely good condition. There are no signs of any major work having been carried out and it runs extremely well, starting promptly and pumping water fine. Likewise, there are no dings on the prop so it’s been used responsibly.
The tiller is excellent, in that it’s central to the engine as opposed to being offset and also houses the gear change. The boat is fitted with an “elephants trunk” and so is self draining. It also comes with paddles and an anchor.
This particular boat has been kept under cover all it’s life and as
such, is in extremely good condition. Very little fading and no problems with
seams. All the tubes hold air well and the valves are fine.
The trailer is galvanised and has new wheels, tyres, jockey wheel and tow hitch. It’s fitted with a removable light bar which also houses the registration plate and is quickly removable prior to launching, it tows particularly well.
It also has a special quick fit bracket at the rear to support the weight of the outboard lower leg when towing, this takes the strain off the transom.
As I’m lucky enough to live next to a Loch, the boat can be tested on
the water prior to purchase.
I’ve had some great adventures in this boat as some of the pictures
indicate but sadly, it’s time to go.
Viewing is strongly recommended, you won’t be disappointed.
Delivery can be negotiated, if required.
Message me through ebay to view or ring 07904 104006 for any more details.
Payment can be made via BACS, Credit Card or Cash on Collection.
Having been asked by a potential purchasor for additional engine details, I checked out the engine plate with a Yamaha authorised Outboard dealer today and can confirm the following:
Model 40VMHO L P
where: 40=hp,V=Model series, M=Manual Start, H=Tiller and O=Oil injection, L=Long Shaft and P=Year 2004.
Hope this helps.
Current Price: £1950.00
This Humber Inflatable Boat (sib) 5m With Yamaha 40hp 2 Stroke And Galvanised Trailer boat is located in St Fillans on Loch Earn, PH6 2NF and is being sold on eBay by man-shed-clearout.