Atlantic 85

Atlantic 85

The Atlantic 85 is a rigid inflatable lifeboat, introduced in the latter half of 2005 as the latest development of the B class. It has a manually operated self-righting mechanism and is 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.

The Atlantic 85, Olive Laura Deare II, came on station in 2008 and is currently the duty boat.

  • Category: Inshore
  • Introduced: 2005
  • Length: 8.5m
  • Range: 3 hours at maximum speed
  • Speed: 35 knots
  • Weight: 1.8 tonnes
  • Crew: 3/4
  • Construction: Fibre Reinforced Composite (FRC) hull with inflatable sponsons
  • Launch type: Floating boat lift