Hunstanton Flyer (Civil Service No. 45) is stationed at Hunstanton, Norfolk and went into service on 25 July 2003. The lifeboat was provided at a cost of £122,000 and is a Griffon 470SAR, developed in conjunction with the RNLI's Technical Department specifically for search and rescue purposes. The hovercraft is 7.75m in length, carries a crew of 3 and has a top speed of 30 knots with a range of 3 hours at maximum speed.
Martin Toner, a Welfare Officer from Belfast emailed us to say: