Arancia-class lifeboat

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Arancia inshore rescue boat at Gyllyngvase beach
Arancia inshore rescue boat at Gyllyngvase beach
Class overview
Name: Arancia Inshore Rescue Boat
Builders: Arancia Industries Ltd
Operators: RNLI FLAG.png Royal National Lifeboat Institution
In service: 2001–
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 165 kg (364 lb) without engine
Length: 3.88 m (12.7 ft)
Beam: 1.73 m (5.7 ft)
Propulsion: 1 × Mariner outboard engine, 30 hp (22 kW)
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h)
Capacity: 8
Complement: 2

The Arancia-class Inshore Rescue Craft is a class of small Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) operated by Surf Life Saving Great Britain and the RNLI of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Arancia Inshore Rescue Craft, originates from New Zealand where it is made by Arancia Industries Ltd. It is used worldwide by lifeguards and Police authorities as well as by Surf Life Saving Great Britain and the RNLI Lifeguards serve the shores of the UK. Also the Arancia Surf Rescue Craft is used in Surf Lifesaving Sport Competitions to demonstrate the high speed Rescue skills of boat crews around the world.

When in use it carries up to a crew of two and is primarily used for Surf Rescue duties

Other small boats operated by the RNLI include the Y class lifeboat, the X class lifeboat and the XP class lifeboat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arancia". RNLI. 

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