BN209 “Edith Grondel” KNRM
The VALENTIJN is justifiably the“pride” of HABBEKE SHIPYARD’s building program. Seventeen vessels have been completed and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution KNRM http://www.knrm.nl/ and one for the Caister Lifeboat http://www.caisterlifeboat.org.uk/. The VALENTIJN can rescue up to 50 people and has shown her worth and ability in the dangerous seas around The Netherlands. In 2000 the design was modified; by making the boats slightly longer, a larger work deck at the stern was created and the wheelhouse provides more comfort to the crew. But the most significant difference with the old version is that the VALENTIJN 2000 class is fully self-righting.
The VALENTIJN is designed by W. de Vries Lentsch and is based upon the early design work of the lifeboat designer David Stockton (UK). David Stockton was one of the earlier specialists in the design and application of RIBs.
These vessels are built according to the standards and rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS X A1 HSC.AMS).
Delivery for 2016
Length overall: 1.50m
Length of hull: 10.46m
Maximum Beam (over the tubes): 4.10m
Beam (hull): 3.52m
Weight: 9 ton
Fuel capacity: 1270 liters
Performance: 35 knots
Action radius (full power): 6 hours
Material: Aluminium H321
Engines: 2x Volvo-Penta D6-435, 2x435hp
Reduction: 2x Twin Disk MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1)
Waterjets: 2x Hamilton HJ322 (36KW impellor )
Launch Method: Carriage/afloat