Valen­tijn class

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 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. 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).



Length over­all: 11.00m
Length of hull: 10.46m
Maxi­mum Beam (over the tubes): 4.10m
Beam (hull): 3.52m
Draft: 0.70m
Weight: 9.5 ton
Fuel capa­ci­ty: 1270 liters
Per­for­man­ce: 35 knots
Acti­on radi­us (full power): 6 hours
Mate­ri­al: Alu­mi­ni­um H321 alustar
Engi­nes: 2x Vol­vo-Pen­ta TAMD74 EDC, 2x450hp
Reduc­ti­on: 2x Twin Disk MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1)
Water­jets: 2x Hamil­ton HJ322 (36KW impellor )
Launch Method: Carriage/afloat


Over­view of the elec­tro­nics and elec­tro­nic equip­ment Valen­tijn 2000 class:

2 x VHF DSC, Icom 505
Direc­ti­on Fin­der, Rho­the­ta RT-500‑M
Sim­rad 3G broad­band scan­ner, 12” TFT moni­tor, Sim­rad NSE12 EVO2
Elec­tric chart sys­tem, 12” TFT moni­tor, Sim­rad NSE12 EVO2
Depth soun­der, Airmar
AIS, True Heading
Elec­tro­nic com­pass, Simrad
EPIRB, Jotron 45s
SART, Jotron
Water­proofed por­to­foon, Sim­rad HT53
Wire­less inter­com sys­tem, Dave Clark inclu­ding 4 head­sets & helmets