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 exercise is on:-

Monday 21st August 2017 at 11am.

Launches are subject to change.

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

Guild Events

2017 Aldeburgh Annual Treasure Hunt

2pm Saturday 27th May

Start and finish at the Railway Inn, Aldeburgh

£5 per head (£2 for under 16's) - picture puzzles, clues and route map supplied

Light snack available at finish


Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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