Waveney Class Lifeboat

Waveney Class Lifeboat

Plastic hull, 1:40 scale, 9.29″ H 14.29″ L 4.21″ W

The Waveney Class Lifeboat is an impressive vessel designed for search and rescue operations in coastal waters. This class of lifeboat was first introduced by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in 1964 and was in service until 2009, with a total of 39 boats built. The Waveney Class Lifeboat was specifically designed to be launched from a beach or a slipway, making it highly maneuverable and versatile in its operations. The boat measures 43 feet in length and is made of strong and durable fiberglass, making it able to withstand rough sea conditions.

10 boats of this type- 44-foot vessels- were sent to England from the US. After minor reconstruction work to make the boats more suitable for English conditions, the vessels have since served various locations along the English coast, operated under the auspices of the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution.

Kit includes plastic hull, stern tube with shaft, rudder, fittings kit, plan and manual. Plastic hull, 1:40 scale, 9.29″ H 14.29″ L 4.21″ W

This kit comes with English instructions, all measurements inside the booklet are in Metric.

Paint used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#4, BB#12, BB#14, BB#15, BB#18, BB#35 + BB#40 thinner

  • BB101
  • Plastic hull,
  • 1:40 scale,
  • 9.29″ H 14.29″ L 4.21″ W

About: Waveney Class Lifeboat

Information about the Waveney Class Lifeboats

The Waveney Class Lifeboat is equipped with twin diesel engines, which give it a maximum speed of 17.5 knots. These engines are housed in a watertight compartment to ensure their safety and maximum efficiency. In addition to the engines, the lifeboat also has a powerful hydraulic winch system that can be used to tow vessels in distress or to pull them off shallow waters.

One of the most impressive features of the Waveney Class Lifeboat is its self-righting capability. The boat is designed to automatically right itself if it capsizes, ensuring the safety of the crew and passengers on board. This is achieved through the use of a large air-filled buoyancy tank located at the top of the boat, which acts as a stabilizer and helps to maintain the boat’s upright position.

The lifeboat is also equipped with the latest navigation and communication equipment, including radar, GPS, and VHF radio. This allows the crew to navigate through treacherous waters and communicate with other vessels and rescue services, ensuring a swift and coordinated response to any emergency situation.

The lifeboat has a crew of six, including a helmsman, mechanic, and four crew members. These individuals undergo extensive training to handle the boat and its equipment efficiently and effectively. They are also trained in first aid and rescue techniques, making them well-prepared to handle any emergency situation that may arise.

In addition to its search and rescue capabilities, the Waveney Class Lifeboat also serves as a vital link between remote coastal communities and the mainland. It can transport people and supplies to and from remote locations, providing a lifeline for those living in isolated areas.

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