|Operators:||Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
|Displacement:||61 kg without engine [a]|
|Length:||2.8 m (9.2 ft)|
|Beam:||1.6 m (5.2 ft) [a]|
|Range:||Trent: within sight of ALB|
|Endurance:||Broads: 2 hours at top speed|
|Capacity:||4 (up to 460 kg) [a]|
The XP-class lifeboat, based on the commercially available Avon Rover 280 is mainly used as a small tender carried on board the RNLI All-Weather lifeboats.
The XP-class carries a crew of one or two, and is normally found carried on board the Trent-class lifeboat. It is used primarily for assisting in cliff incidents where the casualty is near the water, and where rocks prevent the All-Weather Lifeboat from getting near the base of the cliff.
The XP (along with a D-class (IB1)) was also in use at South Broads Lifeboat Station on The Broads in Suffolk, one of the few RNLI inland waterways lifeboat stations until it closed in 2011, and at Teignmouth Lifeboat Station in Devon, where it is deployed from the larger B-class (Atlantic 85) lifeboat.
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