The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736).

Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

Length 16.3 metres (53ft 6)

Beam 5.3 metres (17ft 5)

Draught 1.4 metres (4ft 7)

Displacement 32 tonnes (31.5t)

Max Speed 25 knots (28.8 mph)

Operational Crew 5 to 7

 

Fuel capacity 4600 litres (1012 gal)

Range 250 nautical miles (288 statute miles)

Main engines Two Caterpillar C18 twin-turbocharged aftercooled

Combined power 2002 shaft horsepower (1493kW) at 2300 rpm

Daughter Craft Y-class inflatable with 15 hp (11kW) outboard

 

Construction Fibre reinforced composite (FRC), FRC/foam sandwich

Capacity:

Self-righting 44 persons

Maximum 118 persons

 

Comms Equipment VHF DSC (2), MF DSC, VHF Handheld, VHF Direction-Finder (VHF DF), Wireless Headsets

Nav. EquipmentRadar, GPS (2), Chart Plotter, Autohelm, Depth Sounder (2), Speed Log, paper charts

 

SIMS: The Tamar's Systems and Information management system allows the crew to operate and monitor most of the vessel's systems from the safety of their seats. Five workstations in the wheelhouse and one at the Upper Steering Position (USP) on deck give access to:-
Radios
VHF DF
Radar
Chart Plotter
Autohelm
Engines
Fire-fighting
Bilge monitoring/pumping

 

Completed 2009

Builder DML, Plymouth

Fleet Number 16-11

Official No. (ON) 1291

Funded Main funding from the Grand Lodge of Master Mark Masons. Also Angle Tamar Appeal, mainly from the Citizens of Birmingham.