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ABOUT OUR BOATS & EQUIPMENT

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SEA PALLING LIFEBOAT

The Sea Palling Lifeboat is a Humber 5.7 Pro RIB named LIONHEART. She is powered by a Mercury 115hp outboard motor, giving a top speed in excess of 35 knots.

LIONHEART has a normal operating crew of 3.
No. 1 – The Helm, responsible for controlling the boat
No. 2 – Communications and Navigation
No. 3 – Lookout, finding and aiding casualties
LIONHEART is equipped with 2 VHF radios, GPS chart plotter, depth sounder, AIS transceiver, and an extensive range of emergency equipment including search lights, first aid kit, survival gear, and towing bridles.
   
Additional equipment is kept ashore and can be pre-loaded, as required.
   
LIONHEART has an operational endurance of over 3 hours and an operating radius of 7 nautical miles.
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SEA PALLING ILB

The Sea Palling ILB (inshore lifeboat) is an Arancia named LION ROS CLIPSTON. She is powered by a 30 hp Tohatsu outboard motor, giving a top speed of around 30 knots.

LION ROS CLIPSTON has a normal operating crew of 2.
No. 1 – The Helm
No. 2 – Lookout and casualty recovery
LION ROS CLIPSTON is equipped with a VHF radio and first aid equipment.
 
She is designated to operate inshore of the reefs at Sea Palling and can be launched extremely quickly.
 
Unlike LIONHEART she doesn’t have a fibreglass hull. This means LION ROS CLIPSTON can operate closely into the rocks of the reefs, without sustaining damage.
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SEA PALLING LAUNCH VEHICLE

The Sea Palling Launch Vehicle is a purpose built, diesel powered, marinised, four wheel drive power house. She is used to launch and recover LIONHEART, having a high tonnage towing capacity.

A unique feature of the launch vehicle is its hydraulic power arm. It extends the boom by up to 2 metres to push the boat into deep water without submerging the entire vehicle.
The launch vehicle carries extensive flood lighting to illuminate wide areas during night time operations.
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SEA PALLING QUAD BIKE

The Sea Palling Quad Bike is a four wheel drive vehicle made by Yamaha. Its main purpose is to launch LION ROS CLIPSTON, but it is also an extremely versatile piece of equipment.

The Sea Palling Quad Bike has the second role of providing Beach Search and Rescue, and carrying heavy rescue equipment very fast to where it is needed. Equipped with a VHF radio, GPS, winch, and first aid kit, the quad bike brings an extra dimension to the service we provide.

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HELP US TO KEEP THIS VITAL SERVICE AT SEA PALLING