Information on the Lifeboats at Happisburgh

Spirit of Berkhamsted”.  Arrived on Station October 2003 after the Naming Ceremony, which was held in Berkhamsted, after the Branch there raised the money for the boat in nine months. This boat was the latest of the D-Class, the IB1; it’s still on service at Happisburgh.

Information on the IB1:

  • Date introduced: 1963, but design has continued to evolve ever since
  • Number in fleet: 155
  • Length: 5m beam/width: 2m
  • Displacement/load: 400kg
  • Launch: Trolley
  • Fuel capacity: 68 litres
  • Crew: 2–3
  • Maximum speed: 25 knots
  • Range/endurance: 3 hours at maximum speed
  • Construction: Hypalon-coated polyester
  • Engines: 1 x mariner  50hp
  • Survivor capacity:  5

Atlantic 75 B-742 Douglas Paley“Douglas Paley” Our Atlantic 75 is B 742 arrived on station on 23rd October 2012, it was perversely based at Appledore in Devon since 1997; it was a gift from Mrs Evelyn Anne Paley in memory of her late husband Air Commodore Douglas Paley.

Atlantic Information:

  • Date introduced: 1993
  • Number in fleet: 97
  • Length: 7.38m
  • Beam/width: 2.65m
  • Draught/depth: 0.41m
  • Displacement/load: 1.6 tonnes
  • Launch :  Carriage,
  • Fuel capacity: 182 litres
  • Crew: 3
  • Maximum speed: 32 knots
  • Range/endurance: 2.5 hours
  • Construction:  Hull: polyester glass reinforced fibre, with marine plywood stiffening;
  • Inflatable collar: hypaloncoated nylon
  • Engines: 2 x Yamaha at 75hp each
  • Survivor capacity: 20

For more information on the RNLI station at Happisburgh please visit www.rnlihappisburgh.org.uk