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7.9m Sea Rescue Vessel

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7.9m Search and Rescue Vessel

Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions ( NMS) has designed a search and rescue vessel which is ideally suited to coastal operations performed by volunteer search and rescue groups. The key difference to this vessel is the attention to detail on even the smallest components. Whilst seemingly trivial, these can make all the difference to the operability of the vessel in a rescue.
The rescue vessel displays a hull form with large chines to allow for a high dead rise, while maintaining a moderate draft. Large dead rise facilitates a smooth ride in choppy rescue conditions, while large chines maintain stability of the vessel, essential during rescue situations.
More than a converted recreational fishing boat design, the deck arrangement of the rescue vessel has been centred around allowances for persons on a stretcher. The deck layout is very clear and has sufficient space for the injured person(s) to be protected from the elements on the stern deck. Furthermore the design of the cabin and the unique NMS hull design for the rescue vessel allows for a full sized bunk.

The cabin features a chemical toilet and ample storage space for lifesaving and rescue equipment. A dedicated space for equipment on a seach and rescue vessel, not only looks neat but saves vital time when it is needed most.

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The helm area has been purpose designed for rescue vessels, with twin consoles allowing for the additional navigation equipment required for search and rescue operations. This feature, while seemingly minor, increases the effectiveness of the platform immensely.

One drawback of a solid hulled rescue vessel over an inflatable rescue vessel, is the comparatively high sides. A high sided craft can make retrieving victims from the water very difficult, requiring rescuers to reach down from the cockpit to the water. To mitigate this, the NMS rescue vessel design includes a side door. With curved shell plates fitted. When folded down, these give a smooth curved surface to pull a person on board, much like that of pulling a person over the tubes of a RIB. The door when closed and during normal use means, that the rescue vessel maintains high sides giving an increased sense of security, and providing a useful surface to brace against. Furthermore, the inclusion of this door can minimises the potential for injury to both the rescuer and the person being rescued.

The vessel is powered by twin 225 Hp outboards and has a fuel capacity of 650 litres in two tanks, to offer redundancy in the event of a fuel contamination. The vast majority of engine failures occur from poor fuel quality. Most small rescue vessels are fitted with a single fuel tank, consequently any fuel contamination will leave even a twin engine vessel dead in the water in the same way as a fault of a single engine vessel.

Constructed in Aluminium with an overall length of 7.9metre and a road legal beam of 2.7metre, the rescue vessel is prefect for road transport behind a suitable tow vehicle.

This Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions rescue vessel design can be customised to suit the individual requirements of any sea, search and rescue organisation. We welcome the opportunity to work with clients to create the perfect SAR vessel to suit their needs and specifications.

This boat design could also be used as the perfect base design for the discerning recreational or commercial owner. The same features that make the vessel a stable and safe platform are equally of use to other vessel owners. Why not use a boat designed for the harsh conditions faced by rescue teams. It can make that trip back to shore when the weather turns nasty that little bit less threatening.