ILB - RANDOM HARVEST
The current Brighton Lifeboat is B-852 'Random Harvest', she started her journey with Brighton Lifeboat in September 2011. 'Random Harvest' carries 4 crew on board, and has the capacity to carry up to 20 survivors.
She is powered by two 115hp engines and has a stronger hull and greater top speed. The added radar allows the crew to operate more effectively in poor visibility and she also has VHF direction-finding equipment.
She is capable of being beached in an emergency without sustaining damage to engines or steering gear.
The Atlantic 85 carries a full suite of communication and electronic navigation aids, including VHF radio, VHF direction finding, intercom, GPS and electronic chart, radar and hand-held VHF, as well as a searchlight, night-vision equipment and illuminating parachute flares for night-time operations.
FACTS ABOUT THE ATLANTIC 85
Displacement/load: 1.8 tonnes
Fuel capacity: 230 litres
Engines: 2 x Yamaha 4-stroke
Power: 115hp each
Maximum speed: 35 knots
Range/endurance: 2.5 hours
Launch type: Floating boathouse
Construction: Hull – carbon fibre and foam core laminate
: structure includes epoxy glass and foam sandwich layup
: Inflatable collar – hypalon-coated nylon