The BISRA Lifeboat St. Brendan, which replaced the Atlantic 21 in 2006 is an MST 750 Rescue Craft, purpose-built to BISRA’s own specifications by Marine Specialised Technology Ltd, based in Liverpool. Since the Associations inception in 1988, this is Bantry Lifeboats first new boat as all boats prior to that were bought second hand or were decommissioned rescue boats.
Powered by two 150 HP Evinrude V6 2-stroke outboard engines, she achieved a top speed of 42 knots and has an estimated 5 hours endurance at full speed.
1. Commercial Specification GRP Hull
2. Tube top wear patch X 12
3. 500 Dia. Heavy duty inflatable tubes (7 Compartment)
4. Additional bow rubbing strake
5. Aluminium bow locker hatch with strong point
6. External life lines
7. Triple Fendering
8. Paddles and Boat Hook
9. Removable deck section
10. Aluminium Command Console with screen & grab rail
11. On deck cable trunking
12. Deck Scupper
13. Evinrude 150hp Outboard Engines
14. Double ‘A’ Frame with full self righting equipment
15. Access hatches – Bilge and Lower Outboard Bolts
16. Jockey Seats with Stowage
17. Rope Reel with Integral Bollard
18. Sea Anchor Release Handle – on Tube End Cone
19. RNLI Sea Anchor
20. Evinrude 2 Stroke Oil Tank
21. Self Righting Release Handle
22. Transom Deck Bung
23. Transom Lift Point Port and Starboard
24. For’d Lift Point Port and Starboard
The boat operates with a minimum of four crew. This includes the Cox who is in charge of the boat and crew and the three additional crew, all of whom have very important functions within the boat.
The boat is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers in addition to crew, ensuring an eﬀective rescue service.