Arctic 24 Lifeboat

Pride of Sidmouth

The Sidmouth Lifeboat is an Arctic 24 self righting Rigid Inflatable Inshore lifeboat.

Powered by 2x150hp outboard motors. It carries a 4 man crew at a top speed of 45 Knots.

At 7.66 metres long, 2.54 metres beam and 2050 kgs displacement it is larger heavier and faster than its predecessor the Atlantic 21.

When operating in difficult conditions the strength and design of the deep “V” hull combined with the forward ballast tank provides a more capable lifeboat giving a safer more comfortable ride for the crew and survivors at higher speeds in heavy weather.


In the words of the builder, VT Halmatic Ltd “The quality and quantity of the equipment on this particular boat make it probably one of the finest boats of this type in the world.”


Technical Specification
Length Overall: 7.66m
Beam Overall: 2.54m
Draught: 0.80m
Displacement: 2050 kgs
Crew: (4 man crew)
Coxswain: In Command of Lifeboat & Helmsman
Navigator: Operates Radio, GPS & Radar Systems
Crew x 2: Survivor & Casualty Care
Survivors : Up to 8
Engines: 2 x 150 hp Outboard Motor fitted with PIRS (Post immersion restart System)
Speed – Full Load: 45 knots
Range at Full Power: 140 nm / 3.5 hours
Under deck: Ballast tank – fill and empty during operation
Fuel tanks 2 x 115 litre
Remote oil tanks 2 x11 litre capacity
Sponsons: Inflatable sponsons 11 compartments – Emergency Inflation Bladder System.
“A frame” and mast Self righting system: Righting Bag, 2 x C02 gas cylinder. Navigation lights, 2 x floodlights Radar antenna, VHF antenna, DSC antenna, AIS Antenna’s.
Navionics: GPS Chart plotter system with Helmsman repeater, Radar, Sonar depth sounder, electronic compass, AIS system and magnetic steering compass
Communications: VHF radio with DSC, 4 station intercom system, PA, Mobile telephone
Manufacturer: VT Halmatic Ltd
Standards and Approvals: The vessel has been designed and built, to comply with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Code of Practice for all Open Rescue Boats Operational category B, day and night use. Structure to comply as a minimum with ISO6185.

Compliant with MCA Regulation 5, Merchant Shipping (Small Work Boats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998.

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