Boston Whaler-class lifeboat

Class overview
Name: Boston Whaler-class
Builders: Boston Whaler
Operators: Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Preceded by: McLachlan
Succeeded by: Atlantic 21
Built: 1985
In service: 1985–1995
General characteristics
Length: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Beam: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 x 90 hp Evinrude diesels
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph)
Complement: 2/3

The Boston Whaler-class lifeboat was part of the A-class of lifeboats formerly operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was replaced by the B-class (Atlantic 21).[1][2]


Op. No.[lower-alpha 1] Name Built In service Station
A-513 Sam and Iris Coles 1985 1985–1995 Poole
  1. Op. No. stands for RNLI Operational Number


  1. Leach, Nicholas (30 April 2014). The Lifeboat Service in South East England. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445617572.
  2. "Boston Whaler Lifeboat". Boston Whaler. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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