The Tamar class is the result of several years of research and development by the RNLI to produce the next generation of slipway-launched lifeboat. It is virtually unsinkable and if it capsizes in the stormy seas around the British Isles, it will right itself within a few seconds. The Tamar will
gradually replace the Tyne class.
The lifeboat includes the computerised Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) that enables crew to control many of the lifeboat's functions remotely from the safety of their seats. Other features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as the lifeboat crashes through waves, and a powered Y-class boat stored behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment. The Y-boat is accessed by lifting a section of the rear deck, then launched and recovered on to a ramp provided by the lowered transom door.The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
* Two glassfibre mouldings: the hull and the deck * Prop-shafts, propellers, brass rudders; a bow-thruster tube * CNC-cut and printed styrene parts for the construction of the cabin * Detailed cabin interior comprising the seats and front bulkhead from vac-formed styrene * A set of fittings and stanchions manufactured from high grade cast alloy * Three large frets of etched brass components including detailed window frames, instrumentation, interior detail etc. * Pre-formed mast arches from brass tube * Vac-formed styrene radar, bow fender, liferaft boxes, liferings, the filler bays and hose reel * A vac-formed styrene kit for the Y-class boat with Lettering and Numbers * Rubber fendering, wire, dowel etc. * Self-adhesive Lifeboats lettering and RNLI flags * Three main plans and over 70 isometric drawings for ease of construction
Model Scale 1:16 Length 1000mm (39-?") Beam 320mm (12½ ) Displacement approx. 7.5 kg
Price: £379.66 (Including VAT at 20%) Quantity: