Lifeboat class : All-weather Tamar
RNLI's latest class of lifeboat. It is the RNLI's most sophisticated all weather lifeboat and was introduced in 2006. SIMS computer management relays all boat functions to six LCD screens situated at the Helm, Coxswain, Nav 1, Nav 2, Mechanics and upper steering position (USP). The crew can access radar, for example, from any of these seats. We will add a page related to SIMS soon.
The Tamar carries a Y boat under the aft deck which is launched by hydraulically lowering the transom .
Came on station in October 2006
Range: 250n. miles
Crew: 6 plus a seat for a doctor
Weight: 30 tonnes
Construction: Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
Engines: Two Catapillar 18 twin-turbocharged, developing 1050 H.P. each
Speed: 25 knots
West Quay Road