BN139 Valen­tijn class KNRM Beurs­plein 5

The VALENTIJN is jus­ti­fia­bly the “pri­de” of HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD’s buil­ding pro­gram. Seven­teen ves­sels have been com­ple­ted and deli­ve­r­ed to the Roy­al Nether­lands Sea Res­cue Insti­tu­ti­on KNRM and a for the Cai­ster Life­boa­t  The VALENTIJN can res­cue up to 50 peo­p­le and has shown her worth and abi­li­ty in the dange­rous seas around The Netherlands.

Ori­gi­nal­ly the idea to use a Johan­nes Fre­de­rik classs as beach launch life­boat.  Howe­ver, the­se were found to be lar­ge and hea­vy. The­re­fo­re, it was built in 1990 and the Valen­tijn was sta­ti­o­ned in Noord­wijk aan Zee. The Valen­tijn is a beach life­boat and laun­ched with a spe­ci­al boatcar from the beach. Two years after com­ple­ti­on of the Valen­tijn, two boats of this type were deli­ve­r­ed. (Beursplein5 and Adri­aan Hen­drik) As KNRM was satis­fied with this type of ship, in the eighth year after that, the­re were eight of the­se boats to built, with slight impro­ve­ments from the expe­rien­ce of the exis­ting boats. More­over, this was not just a beach life­boat, the Valen­tijns also pro­ved to be gre­at boats for the IJs­sel­la­ke and the Wad­den Sea.

The boats of the “old” Valen­tijn class fea­tu­re 2 x 430-hp Vol­vo Pen­ta engi­nes. The­se motors, in com­bi­na­ti­on with water-jet-propul­si­on give the boat a speed of 34 knots. The Valen­ti­ne are semi-self-righ­ting, which means that the crew must acti­va­te an air poc­ket to get up again

The­se ves­sels are built accor­ding to the standards and rules of the Ame­ri­can Bureau of Ship­ping (ABS X A1 HSC.AMS).



Length over­al­l                                                  10.60m

Length of hull                                                   10.00m

Maxi­mum Beam (over the tubes)         4.10m

Beam (hull)                                                         3.52m

Draft                                                                       0.70m

Weight                                                                  9.2 ton

Fuel capa­ci­ty                                                     1270 liters

Per­for­man­ce                                                     34 knots

Acti­on radi­us (full power)                          6 hours

Mate­ri­al                                                               Alu­mi­ni­um H321

Engi­nes                                                                 2x Vol­vo-Pen­ta TAMD72 , 2x430hp

Water­jets                                                            2x Hamil­ton HJ291

Launch Method                                               Carriage/afloat