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Old 25 June 2019, 06:27   #1
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Solent rescue new boat?

Hi All,

It seems Solent Rescue are selling their almost brand new Gemini WR880! Because “the reality is that she is far more boat than Solent Rescue Independent Lifeboat Organisation require to swiftly and safely service their stretch of the Solent and so she is being sold in favour of a considerably smaller open rib that can be easily beach launched and operated from the boat house.”

Anyone here who can give any more info? Especially since their website and social media don’t mention it at all.

Read more here: https://www.geminiwr880.co.uk

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Old 25 June 2019, 06:49   #2
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Hi All,

It seems Solent Rescue are selling their almost brand new Gemini WR880! Because “the reality is that she is far more boat than Solent Rescue Independent Lifeboat Organisation require to swiftly and safely service their stretch of the Solent and so she is being sold in favour of a considerably smaller open rib that can be easily beach launched and operated from the boat house.”

Anyone here who can give any more info? Especially since their website and social media don’t mention it at all.

Read more here: https://www.geminiwr880.co.uk

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This was news a few months ago and discussed on here
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Old 25 June 2019, 06:51   #3
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Hi Fender,

Thanks good to know. Could you tell me where?
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Old 25 June 2019, 10:05   #4
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This was news a few months ago and discussed on here
I believe its now under offer
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Old 25 June 2019, 10:12   #5
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Anyone know whether they’ve planned anything for their next boat?
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Old 25 June 2019, 13:34   #6
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https://www.solent-rescue.org.uk/boats

An ex RNLI D Class has apparently been purchased.
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Interesting... though maybe that’s the replacement for their smaller boat as I believe they had a smaller SIB before?

I can’t imagine they’d replace a 9m cabin rib with a 5m SIB, no matter how much they were looking to downsize!
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I can’t imagine they’d replace a 9m cabin rib with a 5m SIB, no matter how much they were looking to downsize!
Oh I dunno - maybe Plummy is on the Committee!

I think you can go too Big
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Reckon its all down to that Solent chop again
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Just out of interest, what is their defined area of operation? I would imagine that a D class would be quite useful in that part of the world. I wonder why they bought the big RIB in the first place, you would expect a lot of thought and research to go into such decisions.
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