HR1 (2003) Construction Photos
Construction of Howick Rescue 1 (2003)
Launching was at Howick beach on Saturday 22nd November
This boat is a NAIAD 9.5m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat powered by a 483HP Scania Diesel driving a Hamilton Jet Unit all mounted on a GT Products Trailer, and towed by a John Deere Tractor supplied by Farm Services.
It is equipped with Radar, GPS, 2 VHF radios , a UHF Radio, 405 EPIRB, Cell Phone , Local Charts, Crew Intercom, Life Jackets, Wet weather gear, First Aid Kit, Stretcher, Oxygen, Life rings, Fire Pump, Fire Extinguishers, Towing ropes and has seating for 5 crew.
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.
Sea Trials near Picton
The New boat under construction at the NAIAD factory