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Atlantic 75

Atlantic 75 – 3

Survivor capacity:

Maximum speed:
Atlantic 75 – 32 knots

Range / endurance:
Atlantic 75 – 2.5 hours

Atlantic 75 – 7.383m

Beam / width:
Atlantic 75 – 2.65m

Draught / depth:
Atlantic 75 – 0.41m

Displacement / weight:
Atlantic 75 – 1.6 tonnes

Fuel capacity:
Atlantic 75 – 182 litres

Atlantic 75 – 2 x Yamaha 3 cylinder 2-stroke 1.1 litre 75hp outboard petrol engines

Atlantic 75

Hull: polyester glass-reinforced fibre, with marine plywood stiffening.
Inflatable collar: hypalon-coated nylon.

Communications and navigation
fitted and hand-held VHF (very high frequency) radio
electronic chart.

Freshwater D Class Lifeboat


The Inshore D-Class is the smaller of our two Lifeboats, which often leads the public to think of the larger B-Class as our main Lifeboat. In reality the D-Class is our day to day Lifeboat, and is used by the FILB on more shouts than the larger B-Class due to its versatility and ability to get in close to the shore. The D-Class will generally operate with three crew members on board leaving plenty of room for up to 3 casualties to be brought on board. It has a 50 HP Mariner Outboard motor with two separate fuels tanks, meaning that can reach a top speed of 25 knots. At that speed within 10 minutes of launch we can be at Compton or the Needles. Primary operations for the D-Class are helping casualty vessels in need, performing recoveries from the cliffs, searches for people or animals in distress along the shoreline, and providing safety overwatch from the water. The D-Class enables the FILB to get onto the beaches and into the various caves that are dotted along the coastline.

The D-Class carries onboard:

VHF Radio
GPS Chart Plotter
Towing ropes and springs
4 Throw Ropes
First Aid Kit
Neck and various other braces
Spare Propellor Blade
Foot pump
Fire Extinguisher
Rope cutters
Water Bottles