Portaferry Lifeboat - Blue Peter V
RNLI Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, Northern Ireland

 

'The Boat'

Photo: Colin Watson

Our 'Blue Peter V' is an 'Atlantic 85'.

The 'Atlantic 85' is a rigid inflatable lifeboat.

The '85' was introduced by the RNLI in the latter half of 2005 and is a replacement for the 'Atlantic 75' lifeboat.

It has a manually operated self-righting mechanism.

It is capable of being beached in an emergency without sustaining damage to engines or steering gear.

It is fitted with GPS, radar and VHF direction finding equipment and can be operated safely in daylight in a force 6/7 and at night in a force 5/6.

Specifications

Category Inshore
Introduced 2005
Length 8.44 m
Range At full speed 2.5 hours
Speed 35 knots
Weight 1.8 tonnes
Crew 4
Construction Carbon fibre and foam core laminate
Launch type Carriage, davit or afloat

 

For information on how to visit our Lifeboat Station and see 'Blue Peter V' please click here

 

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