Howick Rescue 1 (2003)

Howick Rescue 1 Info

Launching was at Howick beach on Saturday 22nd November 2003

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This boat is a NAIAD 9.5m Aluminium Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

  • Powered by a 550HP Scania Diesel
  • Driving a Hamilton Jet Unit
  • Mounted on a GT Products Trailer
  • Towed by a John Deere Tractor supplied by Farm Services.

Primarily funded by a grant from The ASB Community Trust

It is equipped with:

  • Raymarine Radar and GPS (3 displays)
  • 2 VHF radios (Icom IC-M602's)
  • Hella LED Navigation Lights
  • UHF Radio with GPS transponder
  • 406 EPIRB
  • Nokia Cell Phone
  • Local Charts
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • AIS
  • 7 station, 3 Radio Crew Intercom Garmin GMA340 with Peltor Headsets from Pacific Avionics
  • Life Jackets from Hutchwilco
  • Wet weather gear
  • First Aid Kits
  • Stretcher
  • Oxygen
  • Defibrillator
  • Remote controlled Spotlights
  • Coloured strobe lights
  • Life rings
  • Fire/Dewatering Pump
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Towing ropes
  • Boat hooks
  • Seating for 5 crew. (See the Cabin Layout)

This is an ideal setup for being able to be launched and retrieved bow first in all weathers, and for close to shore searching. The boat is crewed by between 3 and 5 people. HR1 construction photos >

Howick Rescue 2003


HR1 with New Coastguard Logo (20 November 2004)

Howick Rescue Vessel new logo

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HR1 rear

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HR1 on boat ramp


Photo courtesy of Professional Skipper Magazine

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First Outing off Howick with Original Colours

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First Master Swim for 2003/2004 season

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Howick Rescue 1 Cabin layout

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