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Old 21 October 2004, 06:06   #1
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BP Delta Lifeboats

Eight new Delta rigid inflatable lifeboats for BP offshore search and rescue....

19 metres LOA!!
30 tonnes!!
37 knots!!

Does anyone have any more info/photos of these monsters?

http://www.stockportexpress.co.uk/ne..._id=17107.html
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Old 21 October 2004, 06:11   #2
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Chuffing Aida!!

Now that's a rib!!
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Wow! In the article it says they are the biggest craft of their type ever built in the UK. Anyone know what's the biggest RIB ever built in the world? Assuming the UK has a much bigger and longer established RIB-building industry than any other country (?) is it these?

20 new jobs is good too! Thanks for posting the info Seb!
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Crompton list a 20m model (have they built one?)

http://www.cromptonmarine.com/list_uk.html
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Old 21 October 2004, 06:38   #5
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I wouldn't want to stuff that mother. not that I ever stuff a boat you understand.!
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Delta's website says the same: http://www.deltapower.co.uk/MAIN.HTM .

Edit: sorry - thought it gave a bit more info but it doesn't!

Wonder what they'll use to power them?
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19m Protector from New Zeeland.
Its a pretty impresive Port boat
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Old 21 October 2004, 09:26   #8
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No probs for the info.....i stumbled across it accidently and to be honest, had to go back and take a few more looks at the article as i couldnt believe the sheer size of the hull!!

Bound to be a few thousand horses powering them and stuffing one....well, you need to find a wave big enough first and then, youll have a cab so i doubt youd even notice - although saying that, 30 tonne running into the back of a wave at 37 knots may actually hurt!!!!!

It cant be far off the biggest RIB ever either, can it? And lets be fair, its a damn site better than a protector or the likes!! Its a DELTA!!

If anyone finds any pics of the finished boat in action, id love to see them along with everyone else on the forums i guess!!

Cheers all
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Crompton Monster 18m

I like the insanity of the attached Hydrocarbon Leviathan, thats 8 x 250 Yams. Surely you wont get much change out of 500 for an hours blatting about?
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And lets be fair, its a damn site better than a protector or the likes!! Its a DELTA!!
Have you tried them both?

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