The Longhope Lifeboat

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

Length: 16m.

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


Royal National Lifeboat Institution
West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ

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