Historically we have called our safety boats T2, Humber 1, etc., and if you turn the clock back further we used imaginative names like Seal Queen! The more recent approach was to used the initial of the brand name of each boat and a sequence of numbers to help identify. We now have XS RIB’s and felt using the X initial would not work and our mix of boat types no longer facilitates that approach well. Now we have completing the upgrading of our safety boats, we plan to refresh these boats on a regular basis in order to keep our fleet up to date and less liable to breakdown (and in turn, high running costs). So, we have changed our approach to boat naming to allow names to be recycled and ask you all to note the following boat names in the table below. The boats have all been labelled, so should be clear enough going forward.
Boat Name Boat Details
Safety 1 5m Humber RIB – Centre console with 50hp Yamaha 4 stoke outboard
Safety 2 5m Humber RIB – Centre console with 50hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard
Safety 3 4.6m XS460 RIB – Centre console with 40hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard
Safety 4 4.6m XS460 RIB – Centre console with 40hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard
Coach 1 3.6m XS360 RIB – Tiller drive with a 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard
Coach 2 3.6m XS360 RIB – Tiller drive with a 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard
Nova 4m Displacement craft with 8hp Volvo Penta Diesel Inboard engine
Please remember to use these names, as it’s important we have clear communication on the water at all times.