Avon AE16 D-Class – Fully inflatable

Formally SARA 3, this boat was transferred from Beachley in 2011 to Wyre Forest following a new boat acquisition ‘SARA 3 – Swift and Bold’. It was subsequently transferred back to Beachley in 2014 to be based at Beachley’s equipment point in Newport to aid fast deployment from within the city.

Stationed at Newport
Crew 2
Engines 40hp Yamaha 2 stroke
Fuel 55 Litres unleaded petrol
Comms ICOM Marine VHF
Navigation Handheld GPS
Max Speed Approx 25 Knots
Search Duration Approx 3 hours
Cost £15,000 (1997)