Howick Rescue 1 Vessel

Howick Rescue 1 (HW1)

 Launching was at Howick beach on Saturday 15th November 2014.

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Howick CRV - "Howick Rescue 1"


Howick Rescue 1 (HW1), launched in 2014, is a NAIAD 9.5m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat powered by a 740HP Scania Diesel. It was primarily funded by a grant from The ASB Community Trust. 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.


  • This boat is a NAIAD 9.5m Aluminium Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
  • Powered by a DI13 551kW (740HP) Scania Diesel
  • Driving a 364 Hamilton Jet Unit
  • Mounted on a GT Products Trailer
  • Towed by a John Deere Tractor supplied by Farm Services


It is equipped with Furuno Radar and GPS (3 displays), 2 VHF radios (Icom IC-M602's), Hella LED Navigation Lights, ICom UHF Radio, TrackPlus GPS transponder, 406 EPIRB with GPS, BURY CP 1100 Cell Phone, Local Charts, Night Vision Goggles, AIS 8 station, 3 Radio Wireless Crew Intercom Sonetics SON804, 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, Gas strut Seating for 4 crew.

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