Boats

 

Atlantic 85 “Richard & Elizabeth Deaves”

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The Atlantic 85 is a rigid inflatable lifeboat, introduced in the latter half of 2005 as the latest development of the B class. It has a manually operated self-righting mechanism gear. The Atlantic 85 is fitted with radar and VHF direction finding equipment.

Length: 8.5m Range: 3 hours at max. speed
Beam: 2.8m Crew: 3 or 4
Displacement: 1.8 tonnes(no crew) Construction: Fibre Reinforced Composite (FRC) hull with inflatable sponsons
Speed: 35 knots

D Class (IB1)“Christine”

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The D class is ideal for rescues close to shore where larger lifeboats cannot operate. It can be righted manually by the crew after a capsize. Identifying features include a single 50hp outboard engine, operational number on side tube and it is orange in colour.

Length: 4.9m Range: 3 hours at max. speed
Beam: 2.64m Crew: 3
Displacement: 338Kg Construction: Nylon coated with Hypalon
Speed: 25 knots
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