Originally Posted by SDGANDER
Still wonder why they get replaced if they are good for another few years service in a fairly modern country like Iceland.
I can understand poorer/3rd world countries buying worn out but useable equipment - if they are worn out...
Is this (another) unnecessary waste of £ from the funds?
The boats will have been used on station or in the reserve fleet for 10-12 years, after that boats that were at a station may then be placed into the reserve fleet, after their useful life they are then sold on.
The boats in the picture are 21's not 75's, they are currently no 21's in service.
I think its about having the best kit for the job, given the choice would you want an old RIB that was designed for the job or a new update RIB that was also designed for the job?