Arancia inshore rescue boat at Gyllyngvase beach
|Name:||Arancia-class Inshore Rescue Boat|
|Builders:||Arancia Industries, New Zealand|
|Operators:||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||165 kg (364 lb) without engine|
|Length:||3.88 m (12.7 ft)|
|Beam:||1.73 m (5.7 ft)|
|Propulsion:||1 × 30 hp (22 kW) Mariner outboard engine|
|Speed:||26 knots (30 mph)|
The Arancia-class inshore rescue craft is a class of small inflatable rescue boat (IRB) operated by Surf Life Saving Great Britain, Surf Lifesaving Wales 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 that serve the shores of the UK.
The Arancia surf rescue craft is also used in Surf Rescue competitions to demonstrate the high speed rescue skills of boat crews around the world.
When in use it carries up to two crew and is primarily used for surf lifesaving duties
- "Arancia". RNLI.
- Administrator, walesonline. "RNLI lifeboat's Welsh church blessing is UK first". walesonline. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
- RNLI Fleet
- RNLI Beach Lifeguards - RNLI Beach Rescue
- Arancia Industries - The manufacturer of the Arancia Inflatables
- Surf Life Saving Great Britain Britains Surf Life Saving Organisation
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