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Rita Daphne Smyth

Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat

First arrived at Baltimore station on 12/09/2018

The Atlantic 85 lifeboats are 3rd generation B Class rigid inflatable boats (RIB) developed from the Atlantic 21 and the later Atlantic 75. The Atlantic design of the B-class of lifeboats is named after Atlantic College, where the design was originally developed. Powered with twin Yamaha 115hp four stroke outboard motors and it can operate in conditions up to near gale Force 7. They provide a rapid response to inshore emergencies. If the boat capsizes a crew member activates a gas bottle to inflate the righting bag and the boat turns upright in a few seconds.

Length: 8.5 metres

Speed 35 knots

Endurance: 2.5 hours

Launch Method: DART DoDo

Crew: 4

First introduced: 2005



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