Teignmouth Lifeboat Station
B809 - Atlantic 85 -'The Two Annes'
Arancia A-67 3.7m inflatable

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Teignmouth lifeboats - History

Naming Day

'The Two Annes'
was donated and named by Anne Bache in August 2006, and was the first Atlantic 85 class lifeboat to go on station in England, and the second in the British Isles. The lifeboat is named after Anne and her sister-in-law Ann, and is the second inshore lifeboat to be donated by the Bache family - the first lifeboat being the D class 'The Young Watsons' at Bury Port.


Atlantic 85

The Atlantic 85 is one of the new generation of RNLI B-class Atlantic inshore lifeboats, first developed by the RNLI from a design originated at Atlantic College, South Wales.

The hull is made from a carbon fibre and foam core laminate that minimises the internal structure whilst maintaining overall stiffness.

The foam is a very tough material that has the ability to absorb and recover from high impact loads such as pounding through waves at speed.

With a crew of four, and two inversion-proof 115hp petrol engines, the lifeboat is capable of speeds in excess of 35 knots, and is fitted with a manually operated righting system which, combined with her inversion proofed engines, allows her to remain operational even after capsize.

Equipped with the latest in electronic equipment including radar, a chart plotter and VHF radio direction finding equipment, she has an endurance of 2.5 hours.


'The Two Annes'
Teignmouth ILB
Inshore Lifeboat B809
Atlantic 85

Boat outline

Length Overall 8.3m
Beam Overall 2.8m
Speed 35 knots
Endurance 2.5 hours

Draught (engines raised) 0.5m
Draught (engines down) 0.9m

Displacement 1.8t
(full fuel and equipment, no crew)
Crew 4

Outboard Engines 2 x Inversion proof 115hp Yamaha 4-stroke (Petrol)

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First approved for surf lifesaving in 1979 in New Zealand, the Arancia's are now in use worldwide. Brought into the RNLI in 2001, IRBs are hand-built at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in Cowes. Sturdy enough for heavy surf conditions, Arancia's are still light enough for two people to launch.

The inflatable Arancia, which originated in New Zealand as a surf - rescue boat, is already an established member of the RNLI fleet, introduced in 2001 for use by lifeguards.
The inshore rescue boat is hand-built to a proven design, tested over many years in extreme surf conditions. It is made from Hypalon-coated fabric, an extremely durable synthetic material, and new RNLI Arancia's are built at the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The craft has a fabric floor tensioned by a separate keels on tube fitted under removable floorboards. This forms a shallow ‘V’ section that allows the craft to maintain speed and manoeuvrability through a wide range of difficult conditions.

The Arancia is 3.9 metres long with a range of approx 20 miles, and is powered at Teignmouth by a 15HP outboard engine.
The Arancia A-67 Malcolm Hawkesford I had been donated to the RNLI as a surf life-saving boat, but transferred to the RNLI Lifeboats from the Lifeguards after use at Perranporth and the training fleet to Teignmouth – she has already completed 3 years service with nearly 50 lifeguard surf rescues to her name.