Abdy Beauclerk

Abdy Beauclerk 2“Abdy Beauclerk”, a 41ft Watson Beach, Aldeburgh type, lifeboat was the first of a class of five, built especially for launching over open beaches. The boats were similar to 41ft Watson boats but had strengthened hulls, extra beam and a wider keel. It was fitted with two Weyburn petrol engines and a top speed of 7.5 knots; it is interesting to note that roughly this speed remained the top speed of Aldeburgh boats until 1993 some 61 years later. Although twin engine lifeboats no longer carried sails, the Aldeburgh crew requested that this lifeboat be fitted with a mizzen mast and sail as they preferred to have this arrangement.

Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercises are on:-

Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 6.30 pm

Sunday 30th April at 9.00 am

Sunday 14th May at 9.00 am

Tuesday 30th May at 6.30 pm

These launches are subject to change.

ILB exercises - every Sunday at 9.30am and Thursday 6.30pm, subject to weather and operational requirements

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