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All weather lifeboat off Wells, 2022

All-weather lifeboat off Wells, 2022Leanne McColm

Shannon class All Weather Lifeboat No. 13-46
Duke of Edinburgh

Length
13.6m (44'7")
Beam
4.54m (14'4")
Range
250 nautical miles
Speed
27 knots
Displacement
18 tonnes
Construction
FRC
Propulsion
2 x 650hp Scania DI13
2 x Hamilton HJ364 waterjets
Crew
5
Joined station
2023

Peter 
Wilcox off Wells beach, August 2016

Inshore lifeboat D-797 off Wells beach, August 2016

IB1 D-Class Inshore Lifeboat No. D-797
Peter Wilcox

Length
4.95m (16'3")
Beam
2m (6'7")
Endurance
3 hours at top speed
Speed
25 knots
Displacement
338Kg
Engine
Mariner 50hp 2-stroke outboard
Construction
Hypalon coated polyester / FRC
Crew
3 or 4
Joined station
2016

Exercise Launches

You are welcome to watch the lifeboats launch on exercise from a safe distance on the beach bank or beach; please keep clear of the boats and launching vehicles and keep children and dogs under supervision. Exercises are roughly every two weeks and we try to post dates and times in advance when we can. All dates are subject to change or cancellation at short notice for operational reasons.

Sunday 3 Mar 2024 09:30
Marking the RNLI's 200th anniversary, the lifeboat will launch on exercise and run up to the quay around 10am

Sunday 24 Mar 2024 09:30
Launch & Recovery on Holkham beach

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