2004 BUILT TO KNRM SPEC FOR SALE IN CAISTER
Valentijn class lifeboat currently used by the Dutch Lifeboat Service (KNRM) and the Italian Coastguard.
• Built in 2004 by Habbeke Shipyard in Holland. • Built to KNRM Spec and initially conformed to the American Bureau of Shipping Code. • Currently conforming to the UK Rescue Boat Code of Practice. • Less than 800 total hours on the engines. • Included in the sale are the fully marinized tractor and carriage meaning it can be launched from any beach. • Boat equipment includes Simrad radar and chart plotter, AIS system, compass, twin VHF radios, direction finder, Satellite phone, search lights.
Below taken from the Habbeke Website The VALENTIJN is justifiably the “pride” of HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD’s building program. Seventeen vessels have been completed and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution KNRM http://www.knrm.nl/ and a for the Caister Lifeboat http://www.caisterlifeboat.org.uk/. The VALENTIJN can rescue up to 50 people and has shown her worth and ability in the dangerous seas around The Netherlands. In 2000 the design was modified; by making the boats slightly longer, a larger work deck at the stern was created and the wheelhouse provides more comfort to the crew. But the most significant difference with the old version is that the VALENTIJN 2000 class is fully self-righting.The VALENTIJN is designed by W. de Vries Lentsch and is based upon the early design work of the lifeboat designer David Stockton (UK). David Stockton was one of the earlier specialists in the design and application of RIBs.These vessels are built according to the standards and rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS X A1 HSC.AMS).
Specifications: Length overall: 11.00m Length of hull: 10.46m Maximum Beam (over the tubes): 4.10m Beam (hull): 3.52m Draft: 0.70m Weight: 9.5 ton Fuel capacity: 1270 liters Performance: 35 knots Action radius (full power): 6 hours Material: Aluminium H321 alustar Engines: 2x Volvo-Penta TAMD74 EDC, 2x450hp Reduction: 2x Twin Disk MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1) Waterjets: 2x Hamilton HJ322 (36KW impellor ) Launch Method: Carriage/afloat