Taking shape - Llandudno's new lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno's new Shannon-class lifeboat, now at an advanced stage of construction, features in a picture released this week by RNLI Headquarters.

The hull of the £2.2M craft has now been fully fitted-out, and the lifeboat's twin 650 hp Scania engines installed.  Work is about to start on fit-out of the wheelhouse including the crew's consoles and shock-absorbing seats, and will be followed by installation of deck-edge equipment.

Programmed to begin intensive sea-trials before the end of the year, the new 25-knot lifeboat, to be named RNLB William F Yates, is due to enter service at Llandudno next year.

Picture attached - Llandudno's new lifeboat pictured this week in the RNLI All-weather Lifeboat Centre at Poole, Dorset.

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