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.
Alastair Merrill, Director of Procurement says, my team were delighted to play their part in Scottish Government’s 2011 Lifeboat Day fundraisers.
My own commitment comes from a strong sense of personal gratitude. My wife and her father were rescued by the Poole lifeboat when their yacht got...