Cowes Inshore Lifeboat

Equipment List

Cowes Inshore Lifeboat
New Cowes Inshore Lifeboat - 8.9m Barbarian
Barbarian Class 8.9m powered by 225 hp Honda four-stroke outboards, commenced Service 2002

Boat
8.9m Barbarian Class semi-rigid inflatable partially built by Island plastics Ltd. at Cowes. The boat also named "Spirit of Cowes" was re-engined in March 2004 and is now powered by twin 225hp Honda Four-Stroke outboard motors. It is fitted with state of the art VHF Radio communications and DSC Controller together with a sophisticated navigational system for search and rescue. The boat is capable of a top speed in excess of 40 knots and carries 4 crew. Other equipment includes various tools, basic first aid supplies etc. The boat has the capability of staying at sea for long periods of time and coping with the severest of weather conditions that the Solent can offer.

Onboard Communications :- Radio intercom system between the crew fitted into their helmets, supplied and manufactured by DS Developments.

Call Signs  
Boat Cowes Inshore Lifeboat
Operational Base Cowes Inshore Base
VHF Handheld Cowes Alpha

Operational Base
Shepards Wharf, Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Tel : 01983-298357

Cowes Inshore Lifeboat - 6m Avon
Avon 6m Searider in Service 1989-1995
Cowes Inshore Lifeboat - 7.4m Tornado
Tornado 7.4m powered by twin 115hp Yamaha outboards, in Service 1995 - 2001. Named "Spirit of Cowes" by the Princess Royal

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