Lifeboats of Aberystwyth

With a station history stretching back to 1883, there have been a few boats that have found their home in Aberystwyth. The below list is just those boats which were permanantly stationed here, there have been numerous relief and testing boats over the years too

Current Lifeboats
 
2012 - Present
Type:
A-78 Arancia Inshore Rescue Boat
Name:
-
Length:
3.88m
Beam:
1.73m
Crew:
2
Fuel Capacity:
20 Litres
Engine:
30hp outboard with prop guard
Displacement:
165kg
Other:
Currently 25 on lifeguarded beaches and 5 at lifeboat stations including Aberystwyth.
 
2007 - Present
Type:
Atlantic 85
Name:
B-822 Spirit of Friendship
Length:
8.3m
Beam:
2.8m
Crew:
4
Range:
3 hours at full speed
Speed:
35 Knots
Displacement:
1.8 tonnes (no crew)
Other:
Twin 115HP Yamaha 4 stroke Engines, Ballast tanks, crew activated self righting bag

Previous Lifeboats
 
1994-2008
Type:
Atlantic 75
Name:
B-704 Enid Mary
Length:
7.3m (24ft)
Beam:
2.64m (8ft 8in)
Crew:
3 occasionally 4
Range:
3 hours at full speed
Speed:
32 Knots
Displacement:
1.5 tonnes (no crew)
Construction:
GRP Hull with Hypalon Coated Nylon Tube
Other:

Twin 70 HP Engines, Ballast tanks, crew activated self righting bag

 Example of Atlantic 21
1993-1994
Type:
Atlantic 21
Name:
B-590 Wolverson X-Ray
Length:
7.21m
Beam:
2.49m (8ft 2in)
Crew:
3 occasionally 4
Range:
3 hours at full speed
Speed:
32 Knots
Displacement:
1.4 tonnes (no crew)
Construction:
GRP Hull with Hypalon Coated Nylon Tube
Other:

Twin 70 HP Engines, Ballast tanks, crew activated self righting bag

 
1984 - 1993
Type:
C Class
Name: 
C509 - Unnamed 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Aberystwyth C Class Lifeboat

1963 - 1984
Type:
D class
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
1951 - 1964
 Liverpool Class 'Aguilla Wren'
1949 - 1951  Self righting motor boat 'Lady Harrison'
1932 - 1949  Self righting motor boat 'Frederick Angus' 
1906 - 1932  Pulling and sailing 'John and Naomi Beattie
1887 - 1906  Pulling and sailing 'Elizabeth Lloyd' 
1881 - 1887  Pulling and sailing 'Lady Haberfield II' 
1876 - 1881  33ft pulling and sailing 'Lady Haberfield' 
1861 - 1876  10 oar pulling lifeboat 'Evelyn Wood' (First RNLI Boat) 
1843 - 1862  27ft 6 oar pulling boat (unamed independant boat)