MEDINA CLASS LIFE-BOAT

The Royal National Life-boat Institution's Medina Class rigid inflatable is the first new life-boat designed in the U. K. in 8 years. The rigid inflatable concept was first used in the Atlantic Class of outboard-engined inshore lifeboats, which have proved highly successful in service. This new design is intended to provide the RNLI with an intermediate class of boat capable of some of the functions fulfilled by the Atlantic Class, but also capable of operation in heavy seas. The article discusses design and construction of the boat, self-righting system, and engines.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Design Council

    29 Haymarket
    London SW14 4SU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 44-45
  • Serial:
    • ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 220
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: GILLARD WELCH LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM