Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington’s Atlantic 85

B-882 David Bradley

News

The “David Bradley” was removed from service for her 5 yearly refit on 15th April 2019 and replaced by the very capable “Roy Snewin” from the RNLI relief fleet.  She was returned to service after her refit on Monday 22nd July 2019. 

Specification

NAME: B-882  David Bradley

LENGTH: 8.5 metres
TOP SPEED: 35 knots
CREW: 4
ENDURANCE: 2.5 hours at full speed
PROPULSION: 2 x Yamaha 115hp 4-Stroke engines

 

Description

The Atlantic 85 design allows room for four crew members and more kit than our old Atlantic 75 lifeboat. The added radar allows the crew to operate more effectively in poor visibility and she also has VHF direction-finding equipment. A manually operated self-righting mechanism combined with two 115hp 4-stroke inversion-proofed engines keeps her operational even after capsize. Capable of being beached in an emergency without sustaining damage to engines or steering gear, she carries a full suite of communication and electronic navigation aids, including VHF radio, VHF direction finding, intercom, DGPS and electronic chart, radar and hand-held VHF, as well as a searchlight, night-vision equipment and illuminating paraflares for night-time operation