Our Boats

The 3 Battle boats (left to right) Atlantic 75 – Betty Battle, Atlantic 85 – Derrick Battle, D-Class – Amanda, James and Ben.

 

D Class D-642. Amanda, James and Ben

 

The D class has been the workhorse of the service for 40 years. It is small and highly manoeuvrable, making it ideal for rescues close to shore in fair to moderate conditions. It has a single outboard engine and can be righted manually by the crew following a capsize. The design of the D class has continued to evolve since its introduction. The details given are for the latest version that was introduced in 2003.

Category Inshore

Introduced 1963 (latest version in 2003)

Length: 5m

Range: 3 hours at maximum speed

Speed:        25 knots

Weight:       436kg

Crew: 2-4

Construction: Hypalon coated polyester

Launch type: Trolley or davit

 

On-board equipment.

  • “Delta” Anchor
  •  Local Charts
  • Rubber Bungs
  • Compass
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ambulance pouch
  • Body bag
  • Neck Collar’s
  • Fracture straps
  • Survival bag
  • 2x Red Parachute flares
  • 2x White (illuminating) Parachute flares
  • Air Fog horn
  • Survivor Life jacket and balaclava x2
  • Paddles x3
  • Oxygen kit
  • Throw bag 20m and Quoit with 10m of poly prop
  • Tow Line 25m and bridle
  • Mooring lines
  • Sea Anchor
  • Wire cutters
  • 50hp Engine
  • Fire extinguisher (on-board use only)
  • 7.5 gallon fuel bladder x2
  • Fixed VHF Radio
  • GPS – chart plotter
  • Navigation lights
  • Torches
  • Knifes
  • Emergency VHF antenna

 

Extra kit includes;

  • Handheld VHF radio (put on-board on every launch)
  • Battery opperated search light x2 (put onboard at night)
  • Night sight (put onboard at night)

 

Atlantic 85 B-829. Derrick Battle

 

The Atlantic 85 is a rigid inflatable lifeboat. The Atlantic 85 was introduced in the latter half of 2005 as the latest development of the B class. They have a manually operated self-righting mechanism and are capable of being beached in an emergency without sustaining damage to engines or steering gear. The Atlantic 85 is fitted with radar and VHF direction finding equipment and can be operated safely in daylight in a force 6/7 and at night in a force 5/6. The details below relate to the 75 first and then 85 model.

Category: Inshore

Introduced: 2005

Length: 8.44m

Range: time at full speed 2.5 hours

Speed: 35 knots

Weight: 1.8 tonnes

Crew: 3 -4

Construction: Carbon fibre and foam core laminate

Launch type: Carriage, davit or afloat

 

On-board equipment.

  •  “Delta” Anchor
  • Local Charts
  • Rubber Bungs
  • Compass
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ambulance pouch
  • Body bag
  • Neck Collars
  • Fracture straps
  • Survival bag
  • 2 x Red Parachute flares
  • 6 x White (illuminating) Parachute flares
  • Air Fog horn
  • Survivor Life jacket and balaclava x2
  • Emergency tiller
  • Oxygen kit
  • Throw bag 20m and Quoit with 10m of poly prop
  • Tow Line
  • Mooring lines
  • Sea Anchor
  • Wire cutters
  • 2 x 115hp Engine
  • Fire extinguisher (on-board use only)
  • 2 x 25.25 gallon fuel tanks
  • Fixed VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • VHF Direction Finder (VHF DF or DF)
  • Nav lights
  • Torches
  • Knifes
  • Bolt Croppers
  • Self-righting inflatable bag
  • Emergency VHF antenna

 

Extra kit includes;

 

  • Handheld VHF radio (put on-board on every launch)
  • Salvage Pump

Service Numbers 2017

Total Launches: 41
Atlantic 85: 30
D-Class: 21

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times

Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Saturday, 23 September 2017
High Tide: 01:50 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 07:14 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 14:14 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 19:31 ( 0.90m )

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