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Length overall 11.582 metres (12)

Beam 3.810 metres

Depth moulded 1.820 metres


(fully loaded, less crew members) Aft 0.910 metres

Fwd 0.990 metres

Displacement 14.25 Tonnes


2x Caterpillar 3208 marine turbo Diesels

Type: Four Stroke,

No. of Cylinders: 8

Bore: 114mm

Stroke: 127mm

Displacement: 10.4 Litres

Shaft horse power 210kW each

speed (Maximum) 16.5 knots

speed (Cruising)  16 knots

Range at cruising speed 162.5 nautical miles

Duration at cruising speed 10.26 hours approx.

Fuel capacity 1088 litres

Number of crew 6

The D Class was the RNLI's first inflatable, introduced in 1963. It has a single outboard engine and is ideal for rescues close to the shore in fair to moderate conditions and can be self righted manually by the crew after capsize. The crew all wear dry suits.


Length 4.9 m (16')

Crew 2/3

Speed 25 knots

Displacement 338kg (745lb)

Endurance 2.5hrs at max speed

Launched Trolley & tractor

Construction Nylon coated with hypalon

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