Tamar Class lifeboat

About the model

The Tamar class lifeboat was introduced into the RNLI fleet in 2005.

It is the first lifeboat to be fitted with an integrated electronic systems and information management system allowing the crew to monitor, operate and control many of the lifeboat’s functions directly from their seats.


Prototype history (click)

The Tamar class is the result of several years of research and development by the RNLI to produce a virtually unsinkable slipway launched lifeboat; if it capsizes in the stormy seas around the British Isles it will right itself within a few seconds.

Model specifications (click)

Scale: 1:16
Length: 1000 mm
Beam:  320 mm
Displacement: approx 7.5kg


What's in the kit (click)

Kit contains:

  • GRP hull and deck
  • Printed plastic parts
  • CNC milled and printed styrene parts
  • 3 large frets of etched brass items
  • Instructions, assembly drawings and plans
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